Trail Report #13 Winter 2016-2017 Late the Week of 3/20/2017

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Trail Report #13 Winter 2016-2017 Late the Week of 3/20/2017

Postby Lee & Mary » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:08 pm

Trail Report #13 Winter 2016-2017 Late the Week of 3/20/2017

There has been significant snow (~12”) from the big storm of March 13-14. All of our trails are open and the riding is okay. Groomer operators have been out and last week packet the snow. This week they have been smoothing and massaging the snowfall. Conditions are good but riders are reminded that trail conditions can change from section to section. Some trails have no buffer on the edges and the ditches are very deep. Snow off the edge of the trails is very deep!! The trail around Guildhall is variable with the usual conditions of thin snow cover. Remember that two weeks ago the village trails were closed due to lack of snow. Other trails with southern exposures such as on the DC power line had no snow two weeks ago and therefore the cover now is limited. The usual obstacles of stumps, rocks, water, etc are still there and most likely covered by minimal amounts of snow.

Again trail conditions are changing daily. Be prepared.

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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