Dad and I were out grooming our trails today.The trails up high are looking good. The snow starts getting slim around RD 651 on 407 and half way between RD 65 and 650 on 4&7. That is where we turned around because we did not want to expose dirt or ice. There was snow but nut much in those areas. Stay up high and you should have a fun time. Pray for more snow and no rain! Sorry I forgot to take some photos!
Category: Trail Reports
I was out trying to groom our trails today. They were really hard and icy in spots. Where they are good they are good, but where the snow gets thin they can be ugly. The trails up high are good. I went on 407 as far as the red gate just past the intersection of the cross trail and 407. On 4&7 I went as far as the logging header just this side of the intersection of 4&7 and 407. There is more ice in those areas and less snow. Lets hope we get more snow next week! I did see 15 sleds out there today and they all said that with the snow that we have the trails are good.
I am going out tomorrow morning with the Tucker to see what we have left for trails. The wind has been bad and as you know the rain has not been good. If any one wants to ride with me give me a call, 779-5228. I will post what I see when I get back. I plan on leaving the groomer shed around 7-7:30 tomorrow morning. Lets hope for the best!
Craig and Tara Bremner were on our trails today and I was up in Wheelerville installing a replacement lock on one of the gates and caught up with them. To my and their surprise I had been talking to Craig on the phone several times about our trail conditions. They are from PA. Welcome to Sno-Birds trails! They said the trails were nice.
Scott Ryan and I were out grooming up all of our trails last night. Things are looking better all the time but some water bars are not quite filled in yet. So still ride with caution.
There were riders out last night tearing up the trails again like Dad and Ray saw on Wednesday. They must have gone off the bridge on the Tin Shanty Road, our 4&7 trail just north of RD 672. It looked like they had a lot of fun getting out. There were other areas where they went off the trails also just missing trees. This is unusual for our trails, I hope it ends quickly! We will keep trying to smooth them but this type of event doesn’t help our cause.
Dad and I were out grooming up our trails. We groomed all the trails. The conditions were a lot better than we expected. We filled in the open water on the Pody Trail and hope that it holds and freezes up again. There were a few riders out riding and all gave us the thumbs up. If you go out, do watch out for any of the not so perfect areas. There was a lot of ice on the bridge between RD 16 and RD 65 on the Poczobut Road. We were very happy to see the bridge was still there. We have never seen this happen before! We will continue to plow and drag off the ice as we groom. It is safe to cross as we did. Sorry I did not get any photos, it was dark when we came back through and I did not think about it on the first pass.
Barry Alger was out on 407 and 4&7 North of RD 651 and RD 65 and found the trails in good condition after the rains. Scott Ryan went out up over Jocky RD 16 South to RD 66 and some of the Upper Trails and said there was some water damage around RD 71 and across the Upper Trail. RD 66 to RD 679 has a bigger water opening and at this time I have put an alert on that trail. When it gets better I will post it. The trails are ride able but do use caution if you go out! Thank you to Scott and Barry for checking the trails for us.
I was out with Dad yesterday packing and leveling the snow drifts on our trails. We packed all the trails and the next time out we will have the drag on. The trails were looking good with no open water in the water bars. They still need to be filled in some more in spots but that will come. We saw a few riders who were braving the cold temps. I had -20 when I left my house yesterday, but Dad said the lowest he saw up there was -11. It is all cold below the 0 mark!
Someone with a 2 wheel drive Kubota tractor tried to go up the trail across from the groomer shed and then came across the road and tore the trail up all the way to mom and dads driveway. He then went out their driveway and headed towards Northham. Dad was unable to catch him or follow the tracks. If anyone knows who it was please let us know. The Game Warden was called and will look into it, hopefully. I do not know what he was thinking! Here are some photos dad took, from what I heard they do not do it justice!