Trail Report #1 Winter 2017-2018

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Trail Report #1 Winter 2017-2018

Postby Lee & Mary » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:14 pm

Trail Report #1 Winter 2017-2018 Early the Week of 1/6/2018

There has been some snow in the north country over the past week despite the sub-freezing temperatures of the past week. The dry snow is hard to pack but once the groomer packs it, it is very hard. Some have suggested scratchers for added cooling and lubrication. With the snow of Thursday there has been high wind resulting in blowing snow with some drifting. All trails have been groomed and are in decent shape. Because we are early in the season, there are still obstacles such as rocks and stumps in the trails in our wooded sections. Until we receive more snow these will be close to the surface and may be hidden by light snow cover. Again trail conditions are changing daily. Be prepared. The logging operation that was occurring on the 98 trail along the Paul Stream Road has been finished and all equipment has been removed. The Paul Stream Road has been closed to wheeled vehicle traffic and the gates closed. A small logging operation is occurring between EX524 and EX521 on Trail 3 and will last all winter long. It is clearly marked.

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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