Trail Conditions as of 13 December 2016:
"Trails are OPEN. Generally speaking, riding is GOOD with the following considerations: First, the base is NOT frozen as of the writing of this report. I took a ride with 2 friends on Tuesday (12/13), and we found mud and water in the usual places (River Trail / Swamps / Low Spots). Once we got out of town and on to the established base trails (Old Route 30 / The Tree Farm) we had a blast. There is plenty of snow, just need the base to freeze. The Lakes are NOT safe by ANY measurement. They JUST froze over last Sunday, and with snow on them early, it will take much longer to establish a safe thickness. STAY OFF the Lakes for now (unless you want to go swimming!).
We'll be packing and panning starting THIS weekend with the light groomers (Skandic and Quad). That will help establish the base a the deep freeze comes into our area." ~Big Mike
For those of you that like to ride Perkins, keep in mind that logging is taking place there, and portions of the normal stretch are closed. The town of Lake Pleasant has made alternate trails to circumnavigate these obstacles. DRAG trails that lead to Perkins have remained relatively the same with only minor closures. Please follow posted signs do not ride on any closed trails. Remember, like Big Mike said above, the trails aren't completely set up yet, so let's give them a chance to set up and get a nice base. If you decide to go out riding, take it easy, and utilize caution. Hidden rocks and other hazards, such as water holes, may catch you off guard in this early part of the season.
On another note, we would like to give a special shout out to the following people for volunteering their time to help get our trails ready for the snow:
Daniel Vanderlinden, Virginia Naevestad, Roger Hanenberg, Cheryl Hanenberg, Salvatore Guasto, Lauren O'Shea, Bill Waller, Daniel Lamarre, Daniel "Bud" Lamarre, Melissa Lamarre, Jason Serra, George Hoffman, Walker Russell, Michael "Big Mike" Walenczyk, Bill Kennedy.
"To all the Trail Workers - a VERY warm THANK YOU!! You are AWESOME!"~Big Mike
Our groomers are geared up to hit the trails this year. Our flagship, the PB-100 has been given a preseason makeover, and is ready to groom. The BR's, the skandic, and Big Mike's Quad are also ready to go. In addition, we are getting closer to obtaining the funding we need to get our next high class groomer.