Saturday, March 12, 2011


Last Sunday we got another foot of snow and had great riding opportunities for Monday and Tuesday. Then it warmed up and rained for the rest of the week melting of most fields to bare ground and creating extreme water hazards.
There is still some limited riding in the hills, but lower elevation trails are closed unless conditions improve.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Warm temps and rain on the way

We got a good foot of wet heavy snow last weekend and much of the trail system was groomed up before the rain came on Monday and brought lower elevation fields down to bare ground. The VFW and Dryden fields are closed until we get more snow. Unfortunately, we were unable to groom C7h to Groton or C2c to Cortland this week due to the lack of snow in Dryden.

However, there is still a lot of snow up in the hills and woods trails still have a deep base. We did groom from Yellow barn to Virgil (C2b) last night and that trail is very nice right now. Tomorrow's warm temps and rain will likely create serious water hazards in the typically wet low lying areas. The fields by Barton farm (near Irish Settlement Rd) on C2c will be particularly bad when thawed out.

One suggestion for riders is to trailer to Slaterville Springs or Hammond Hill and head north towards Marathon tonight or tomorrow morning. Stay away from Dryden and the VFW unless you want to drive by to pick up a tee shirt. Another option would be to trailer to Groton and ride north towards Lake Cuomo.

Enjoy it before its gone, but please do not ride trails that don't have snow cover. Respect our land owners so they will continue to allow us the privilege of crossing their land.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Still riding

We survived last week's warm up and have 4-6" of new snow on top of a (rock) solid base. Groomers have been out, but still have more to do. There are some creek crossings where the snow bridge has been eroded, so be careful and expect to find some challenging sections out there.

The new club long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts are in and available for purchase at the Dryden VFW, Lake Como Inn and (hopefully) Poor Shots.

Cost is $15 for shirts and $20 for sweatshirts please stop by any of these places or contact Todd Ashley to purchase them. Thanks.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lots of snow and low branches

Our trails survived last weekend's torrential rain storms and the poker run traffic and have been blessed with another 6-12" of snow this week combined with nice cold temperatures. The groomers have been out picking through the trails, but it has been very slow going. The freezing rain, sleet and wet snow stuck to every branch on our woods trails and there are lots of low branches and trees down. It would be very helpful if riders could take some time to help out with clearing trails. Bring a pair of loppers or a small chainsaw with you and do what you can. Remember the big groomers are 9' tall and 9' wide.
Enjoy the great conditions and always ride in control. We may be out touching up a few of the trails on Friday night so expect to meet a groomer or another sled on every corner at all times.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Get out and ride!

We have 6-12" of fresh snow on a very nice 2-8" base.

After a heroic effort this week by Tim Cornelius to fix the new groomer's failed 24 volt alternator, we are back in business and grooming both sides of the hill again. The cold weather is helping to keep trails in tip top shape for Saturday' poker run.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Conditions are very good

We have been actively grooming the trails and developing a very nice base in the upper elevations. Low lying fields like in Dryden are very thin, but ridable. Get out and enjoy the trails.

Our benefit ride for Breast Cancer research is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 29. Registration is at 10:30am at the Dryden VFW and participants will leave at 11:30am. Please show up to support this great charity event.

Poker Run/Cash Raffle, Sat. Feb 5th registration from 9-11 at the Dryden VFW $10 a hand and our Cash Raffle Prize Drawing will be at 6 so sell/sell/sell. Contact Missy Cooper (274-6313) if you need tickets.

Lewie's Cabin in Berkshire will be open this weekend and next from 11-8 on Sat. and 9-5 on Sundays.

Poor Shots in Speedsville will also continue to be open on Sat and on Sundays from 12-4 as long as trails are rideable, they will also have food available. Tonight's special is Lasagna and next Fridays is Fried Chicken!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

We've finally got some snow

We got about 6-9" of fresh powder Thursday night. Trails are open and in good condition. The new groomer was out all afternoon and evening (just got home). Covered the following trails, C2c to Cortland, Yellow Barn and up to Hammond Hill. C2b from Hammond hill to Virgil. S25b to Slaterville. Not sure what got done in Caroline/Berkshire yet. Get out and ride.
Don't forget to thank land owners and snowmobile club volunteers for their generosity and hard work.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

LET IT SNOW! - Trails open where conditions permit

We have 4-10" of fresh snow. It is fluffy and getting blown around, but there is enough to ride in the higher elevations. Dryden is still very thin. Groomers have not been out yet, but might get going tomorrow or Friday depending on how much more snow we get tonight.

Good news. S23b, the alternate field route to Berkshire is now open. The issues the land owner had with the individual rider have been resolved and the club has permission to open the trail back up.

Please ride with respect to land owners and stay on the marked trails.