Reported By: George – Sayner/Star Lake Barnstormers
Trail Report: Sayner
Date of Report: 01/14/2015
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5″ Average – On The Trail
Area Report: ..
Our trails continue to be good on average. There are a few areas where snow-cover is a bit thin, making it only fair. Many sections are good to excellent. We have light snow predicted for today. Please continue to watch out for icy corners. They might start the day pretty decent after the groomers have pulled snow back in, but with traffic, they will again become icy. Sections where traffic becomes concentrated, such as close to town, will suffer as traffic becomes heavy. Tight twisty sections with heavy tree cover will also suffer with traffic.
Ongoing logging operations continue between the following intersection numbers; 205 & 353 on trail 6/10/11 and on 11/51 between 344 & 352. Out in that area, there are also logging trucks using Vandercook Rd, which is a Cross Country Cruisers trail. The speed limit on Vandercook has been reduced to 35mph. Trucks are hauling out from a lot of areas – so PLEASE be ready at all times to get out of their way! Get off to the side if you can or turn around as quickly as you can. These loggers are not out there to ruin your snowmobiling experience. They are out there trying to make a living. While they do plow snow off the trail, we ARE working with them the best we can, to leave as much snow on the trail as they can! There ARE LOGGING AHEAD SIGNS. Pay attention – heed their warning – SLOW DOWN!!! If you encounter a truck being loaded or a logging machine on the trail; DO NOT EVER assume an operator of a logging machine sees you. Always wait until the operator signals you to pass or wait until they have moved off to the side.
As always, PLEASE RIDE SAFE!!! Expect the unexpected. Respect especially the groomers and also other riders. You are not the only one on the trail, so always expect traffic to be coming at you around every corner. Slow down and ride another day!!!
We have 15 groomer drivers this year, as usual, led by trail boss Dennis Horan. All of our drivers do an awesome job. Please give them a thank you if you see one of them somewhere!
News & Events: ..
This Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 – 4 pm to 8 pm
Proceeds from any dinner purchased go to the Sayner Barnstormers!
Murmuring Waters Chili Dump
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 – 2 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 – 4 pm to 8 pm
Proceeds from any pizza purchased, go to the Barnstormers!