Trail Report #1 Winter 2018-2019

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Trail Report #1 Winter 2018-2019

Postby Lee & Mary » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Trail Report #1 Winter 2018-2019

Well the season started off with a bang! We had snow day after day and some really cold weather resulting in some significant accumulation. It came so early that signing was a real challenge as was our attempt to clear fallen trees and brush. Our trails in the upper elevations had plenty of snow. Opening day had reasonably good snow cover even though we had not been able to groom all of our trails. Well then mother nature decided it was time for fall to return. So this week (Dec 17) temperatures warmed up and late in the week the rain set in. There has been over an inch of rain so far and temperatures in the high 40’s. Temps remained that way overnight as well. Thus the trails have become soft and mushy. Many clubs closed their trails to prevent further harm to the base. Unfortunately, the cold weather came after the snow and thus the ground is not frozen meaning that the snow melts from the bottom as well as the top. We are asking sledders to stay off the trails until an extended period of cold returns and even then we need snow to replace what has been lost. Trail conditions are poor overall. :!:

Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders Grooming Area

A logging operation is using the Paul Stream Road and therefore the road is plowed.

• 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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