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Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Once again we are back to spring conditions with lots of
bare spots. Roller coaster winter!
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faster updates on trail conditions!
A reminder that Duffy's is
closed this season.
However!... you can find food and
960 Acadia Hwy,Orland,
HOURS: Mon-Fri 5am-7pm,
(please note they do not have pay at the pump after hours)
Note: the only way by trail is over Alamoosook Lake.
The ice is still unsafe!
appreciated. Contact me if you have some time as both sleds must go out
together. We will groom once the trails are broken open. If anyone has a
powder sled and can bust some trails get on out there. Careful though it
is deep. Please contact me if you know of any trails that have been
broken or any areas where trees are down blocking the trails. We ran
into a few out there from the last wind storm we had. None of the lakes
are frozen enough to cross yet so stay off the ice. We should have some
good ice after this week of cold weather. Be safe and call me with any
trail info so we can update the website. Mike
Although ATVs are not typically
allowed or acceptable to be used on much of our trail system, please
Landowners have every right
to use their own ATVs on their own property.
We have such a landowner in our
area who has been confronted by snowmobilers regarding the use of his
ATV on his own property. This is not only disrespectful of the
landowner but also not the most appropriate course of action. If
you have any concerns about anything you see on our trails system,
contact us directly please to avoid making a mistake that could threaten
Remember... Respect Landowner
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your trail report
you notice any trail work needed, please
and let us know. Thanks!
trail conditions to us
Thanks to all the guys: Chris, Ken,
Chaysa, Chuck, Greg, Andy, the Mikes, Tim, and Don (did I leave anyone out?); who are out there on
their own time grooming our trails and making them nice and smooth and safe for
everyone to enjoy! Enjoy!
STAY ON MARKED TRAILS!
Also use extreme caution when crossing the ice.
Steams and lakes are NOT a part of our trail system and should always be
considered dangerous. And as always, respect and appreciate our
Snowmobiling safety tips!
Ride Sober - A high percentage of
snowmobile fatalities and injuries are the direct result of
someone's irresponsible use of alcohol. Don't drink and
ride. Don't let anyone else in your group drink and ride.
Be Aware Of Conditions - Early season ice
conditions remain questionable. Snowfall can insulate thin
ice and slow the freezing process. Snow levels may vary on
the trails. Objects may be covered or barely hidden. Ride
Stay off roads and on trails - Early in
the season, it is tempting to ride on roadways. Don't do it.
It is illegal and it puts both snowmobilers and automobile
drivers in danger.
Ride At A Reasonable Speed - Speed limits
are determined by existing conditions. If you can't control
your sled safely at the speed you are going, you are going
too fast. You are not only threatening your safety, but the
safety of others around you. Slow down.
Use Hand Signals - The use of a simple
set of hand signals on the trails keeps traffic orderly and
predictable. These signals inform other sledders of your
actions. Know them and use them.
Ride Defensively - You can do everything
right, but still encounter a rider who is doing everything
wrong. By riding defensively, you will be prepared to
respond and avoid a dangerous situation.
Ride to the Right - Just like driving a
car. It is required by law that a snowmobiler operate to the
right of center on the trail when approaching or navigating
a curve, corner, grade or hill. Stay to the right, even on
The Brian Wass Fund Snowmobile Safety Course
Items to carry when riding:
Spare spark plugs
First aid kit *
Food and water
Waterproof matches and fire starter
material (paper etc. in a waterproof bag)
Necessary personal medical information
Paper and something to write with
Hand warmer packs
Extra key to your snowmobile
Extra dry gloves and socks
A wool hat
Duct or electrical tape
First Aid Kit
Band Aids- various sizes
2� and 4� gauze compresses or gauze pads
1- triangular bandage (sling)
Roll of gauze
Roll of 1� adhesive tape
Rubber gloves or plastic wrap
to use as a fluid barrier
Antibacterial cream or soap
Antibiotic first aid cream
Protective face shield or mask
** Do not carry any liquids that
may freeze or break open**