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What do we tell this guy?

Keep dancin!

 

 

Last Updated: 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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A reminder that Duffy's is closed this season.

 

However!... you can find food and gas at:

  

Acadia Highway Market & Deli 

(207) 469-6800      960 Acadia Hwy,Orland, ME 04472

HOURS:  Mon-Fri 5am-7pmSun 6am-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!

 

ld be 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

 

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Important Notice

 

Although ATVs are not typically allowed or acceptable to be used on much of our trail system, please note: 

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 trail access. 

 

Remember... Respect Landowner Rights!

 

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If you notice any trail work needed, please email us and let us know.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 landowners.

 

 

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 accordingly.

 

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 straight-aways.

 

 

 

Take the The Brian Wass Fund Snowmobile Safety Course (pdf)

 

 

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    Items to carry when riding:

 

 

Personal identification

Snowmobile registration

Tool kit

Spare belt

Spare spark plugs

Tow rope

Knife

Map

Money

First aid kit *

Food and water

Waterproof matches and fire starter

material (paper etc. in a waterproof bag)

Flashlight

Necessary personal medical information

Paper and something to write with

Candle

Hand warmer packs

Extra key to your snowmobile

Extra dry gloves and socks

A wool hat

Cell phone

Duct or electrical tape

Compass

Emergency blanket

             

* Basic 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

Aspirin

Protective face shield or mask

** Do not carry any liquids that

may freeze or break open**