Trail Report #11 Winter 2016-2017

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Trail Report #11 Winter 2016-2017

Postby Lee & Mary » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:12 pm

Trail Report #11 Winter 2016-2017 Week of 3/4/17

This week the north country experienced warm temps and rain. Trail conditions vary throughout our network. For the most part trails are poor or fair at best. We have had colder weather at the end of the week but that simply changed the trails to ice. A little snow was received but with the 20-30 mph winds it’s hard to tell where the snow landed. Many trails in our area are impassable and therefore closed. Route 102S at EX 50 is closed and route 98 from EX 49 to EX 491 is closed. The DC line trails facing south are dirt and in other spots icy. Paul Stream road is open but icy. VAST #1 trail to the Roost and over to EX523 is okay. VAST trail #1 at EX 522 is closed and has been for the past month. Respect the land owners right to close the trails as needed. As always, be careful when riding. Trail conditions can and do change frequently. Be prepared to change speed based on trail conditions.

PARKING AREAS:
The Equine parking area off Maidstone Lake Road has a large number of logs stacked on trailers as well as a piece of logging equipment. The parking area nearest the Maidstone Lake Access road is not usable as a result. The “back” parking area has been plowed and the trail from the parking area to Paul Stream Rd has be groomed. The gate at Brown’s Mill is open and a limited amount of parking is available at that location. Paul Stream Rd is a snowmobile ONLY trail. Other parking areas at Dennis Pond access and Stone Dam are open and maintained regularly but only when snowmobile trailers and trucks are not present. Use of these areas is one’s own risk. Please be courteous and park so others can use the areas as well. As a reminder Fishing Accesses are only for those enjoying the sport of fishing. Snowmobilers who are enjoying trail riding and not actually ice fishing risk having their equipment towed from these areas.

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
• From EX 402 to EX 532 the Route 1 trail
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