Trails have been groomed from Sharon Hill to Worcester. There are a few icy spots and bare corners from high traffic. Over all trails are hard and flat. Ride with caution! Enjoy March riding conditions. We could use a few inches of fresh cover.
As of this morning (Saturday 2/15/14)
Trail 7F from Sharon Springs to Sharon Hill – GROOMED
Trail 7H Sharon Hill to Norms – GROOMED
Trail 7F to Cherry Valley is being groomed as I type and should be done by Noon
Grooming will be ongoing today in the Worcester Area
Be Safe and Have Fun out there!!!
and the Snow is coming down!!!
No grooming will be done today. Our VOLUNTEERS will be out in full force with our equipment tomorrow evening (Thursday, Feb 6)
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We observed 5 Four Wheelers riding our Snowmobile Trails out of Seward to the Log House this weekend. We were unable to catch up with you this time, but we have filed a report with local law enforcement. Honestly, what makes you think it’s ok for you to ride your 4 wheelers on DESIGNATED SNOWMOBILE TRAILS during SNOWMOBILE SEASON?
ATV’s are extremely destructive to groomed snowmobile trails, the ruts they cause, once frozen, are almost impossible to groom out. If a snowmobiler hits a rut in the trail caused by a quad, 4 wheeler, jeep or truck, we have a problem. Our club is responsible for fixing the damage these vehicles cause and that damage costs money to repair but….FIRST AND FOREMOST ..THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. Snowmobiliers travelling the trails do not expect to encounter an ATV around the corner. ATV’s vary in size, some are small and some are much wider than a sled.
Summer, spring and fall are ATV seasons, leave the short 10-12 week period (if we are lucky) to the snowmobilers.
Here’s a link to an informational page based on DMV’s excellent C-29 brochure. It is a comprehensive resource for rules of use, safety equipment advice, age-to-machine sizing guidance and more, clearly detailed to help you make good decisions about how, where and when to use your ATV or trail bike properly in the Empire State. http://www.dmv.ny.gov/broch/c29.htm
The weekend of January 4th and 5th brought our first really good riding conditions and there sure were a lot of you out there.
We would like to congratulate every one of you who enjoyed your ride, followed the rules, stayed on the marked trails, and rode responsibly.
To those of you who did not do that (and you know who you are), shame on you!!
PLEASE ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you believe the Landowners who graciously allow the local clubs to maintain designated trails through THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY appreciate you cutting cross lots over the middle of their hay fields?
2. Are you TRULY aware of the amount of time and effort it takes the local snowmobile clubs every single year, all year long to keep designated trails open?
3. Do you understand just how DIFFICULT it is to convince a landowner to keep a trail in place and accessible when just ONE DISRESPECFUL RIDER decides to run rampant across their property?
4. Do you realize it’s really inappropriate to spin your track up on freshly groomed trails, which damages the growth underneath the snow and destroys all efforts to keep the trails smooth by sensible riders?
5. How long do you think you can get away with that kind of behavior before landowners have had enough and cut you AND EVERYBODY ELSE off?
6. Would you really rather TRAILER somewhere to ride instead of simply heading out your own backyard to hit the system?
7. Are you aware that riding off marked trails could possibly get you arrested and charged with Trespassing?
We have witnessed major evidence there are people out there who seem to think they can just ride wherever they want. This is simply NOT the case.
If you continue to abuse landowner property, they will, and we mean WILL CLOSE THEIR PROPERTY TO RECREATIONAL USE.
Please think long and hard about what that means for you and everyone else who uses our trail system.
One trail lost to the bad behavior of one rider, is one too many.
PLEASE…as always and ONCE AGAIN, we ask you to RESPECT OUR LANDOWNERS!!!
We did alot of grooming this weekend – after that, riding was was great, but the trails were torn up rather quickly due to so much traffic.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature has forced us to close up shop as her rain and unseasonably high temps are depleting all of our snow. It is painful to watch all of our grooming efforts drain away. 🙁