Trail Report #5 2013-2104

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Trail Report #5 2013-2104

Postby Lee & Mary » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:31 pm

Trail Report #5 Winter 2013-2014

Trail conditions have improved over the past week. There was snow last weekend and snow on 2/13 to 2/14. Even though we are running a full groomer schedule, it is likely that not all of our trails will be groomed in time for the weekend. Some snow fell last weekend but it was not enough to provide adequate trail coverage. Although there is a good base we can use more snow to provide lubrication and cooling. Trails on a southern slope have little snow cover. Riders also report that every corner is ice and extremely slippery, The other trails have a nice ice base but are covered by just a little snow. Riding is generally fair to good. If riders can keep their speed down then the trails will last longer and more people can enjoy them.

The logging area from junction EX-50… 105 N at EX-49 has been reopened up through EX 50 and on to Stone Dam (Rte 105). The gate at Stone Dam has been reopened and the DC power line access road has been reopened to EX 49. Also the access to Bloomfield on the F-102 trail reopened on Saturday morning Jan 25. At EX-42 South America Pond Rd is plowed and closed to snowmobiles all the way in from VT 105 to the Madison Brook gate – EX-401 however at EX-42 VAST Rte 102 crosses this road although we won’t be grooming EX 343 until the logging job is complete. There is a logging operation at EX-40 and our trail shows the road from EX-402 to the Madison Brook gate. The junction EX-401 has moved down the hill a bit. There is a logging operation on the F-2 trail at it heads into Guildhall village from the north. Every effort has been made to keep the snowmobile trail separate for this logging operation. There is road sharing on the old railroad bed up to EX-541. Whew!

CTVSR 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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