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ITS92 Allagash to Escourt Station
AROOSTOOK COUNTY TRAIL REPORT UPDATED 04/09/2014
The view from the scenic overlook on the Frenchville system last week......
Well they say it ain’t over until the fat lady sings and I can tell you…she ain’t singing yet but boy she is humming loud! Today, Wednesday was cool and it will be colder tonight but......the day time temps will be softening the snow pack, projects are all over extended and grooming has wound down for this 2013-2014 season. BUT......the snow pack is still awesome and for those folks that just can’t get enough......the riding will continue well into next week. The snow pack is so deep and dense now that field markers will remain for quite a while. Field areas will be the first to go but the woods trails will remain rideable along with the lakes which really have good ice. There is no real substantial rain in the forecast which is good for the folks in Fort Kent and along the river and it is also good for diehard sledders who want to take advantage of warm sunny days......
Remember that ATV trails don’t automatically open once the snowmobile season ends......with the depth of the frost in the ground and the snow pack it looks like the ATV season will be delayed until the middle or end of May.
There are still some club functions that continue into the spring and summer so please......stop by those functions and help the clubs and grooming projects out that over extended their budgets this year to provide riding to snowmobilers and to bring customers to many local businesses. And don’t forget to thank the landowners that continually allow thousands of people on to their land to enjoy the Maine outdoors......it is easy to forget that riding is a privilege, not a right !
For now….take advantage of this last vestiges of a great snowmobile season but please use caution because water is starting to run!!!
On The Social Side
- Nordic Lakers Meeting American Legion in Stockholm 7 p.m.
- MSA Annual Mtg Pine Tree Camp in Rome (Maine that is) 10 a.m. start
- OxBow Masardis Mud Season Breakfast (maybe not so muddy !) 8-11 a.m. at the clubhouse
- Rockabema SnowRangers potluck supper & club meeting at the clubhouse in Patten 5:30 p.m.
- Chapman Ridge Runners club pizza night and meeting at the clubhouse 6:00 p.m.
- Breakfast at the Ft Fairfield Clubhouse 7-10 a.m.
- Landowner Steak Feed Sly Brook Clubhouse......public welcome. 4:30-7:30
ITS92 Allagash to Escourt Station
THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT (04/03/2014)
Because of warmer temperatures and rain coming in on Friday night and Saturday, we will not be grooming in preparation for the weekend. Still plenty of snow on and off trail, and the trails are generally pretty flat. With a snowpack of 3+ feet, there should be decent riding for at least a couple more weeks.
For day riders, there`s a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201. The lot is very large, well-plowed and will accommodate large trailers. The entrance to the lot is ¼ mile south of Northern Outdoors. It is marked with a large sign on Route 201. Groomed access to all trails. Trail maps, 91 octane gas, food are available at NO.
Northern Outdoors SC
Enthusiasts Please Remember: It is against the law to operate
an ATV, dune buggy, 4 wheel drive vehicle, motorcycle or any other
motor vehicle on snowmobile trails that are funded by the Club/Municipal
grant program at any time of the year, unless the landowners
have granted permission to do so.
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