Trail Report #6 Winter 2012-2013

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Trail Report #6 Winter 2012-2013

Postby Lee & Mary » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:13 am

Trail Report #6 Winter 2012-2013
There has been some snow this week past week but not significant amounts. The trails have been holding up well with the temperatures in the deep freeze. There is certainly a good base. Overall the trails are good and riding should be adequate. The severe cold freezes the snow and means there is little lubrication. Please keep in mind that the trails hold up much better if you keep your speed down. The weather forecast is for cool weather and snow showers throughout the weekend. Our groomer operators are preparing the trails as best they can in the light snow conditions. Riders should be careful because water bars, stumps, and rocks are close to the trail surface. All wet spots should be frozen.

Reminder that VAST has new signage rules for this year. The change involves fewer signs making each one more important than before. There are “Slow” signs which mean just that SLOW DOWN. There is a reason for the sign and everyone should be paying attention otherwise you may find out - up close - what the caution is about.

Note that several trails to the north of our area are closed. Check the VAST web site for more information. Route 1 is closed from EX 52 to EX 522.
Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders Grooming Area

From Guildhall Village Trail 2F to the Pipeline Jct EX 64
From EX 75 on the 2F trail north on route F102 to Maidstone Lake
From EX 532 North on the Lake Road to EX 55 on Route 98
From EX 532 West on 102-A to EX 51
From EX 51 North on 102-A to EX 42 on Route 102
From EX 343 North to EX 501 on Highway Rte 105 (Stone Dam)
From EX 51 North on Route 98 to EX 491 junction with trail head Rt F98
From EX 491 North on Route 98 to EX 49 joining Route 102
From EX 50 feeder trail F102 to Bloomfield
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