Reported By: Sayner/Star Lake Barnstormers
Trail Report: Sayner
Date of Report: 01/17/2015
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5″ Average – On The Trails
Area Report: .
Our trails continue to be good on average. There are some fair to poor areas where snow-cover is a bit thin and the trail is pretty brown. Many sections are still good to excellent. We have light snow predicted for today. Lets hope that happens and it is heavier than expected. We expect heavy traffic this weekend. If it hits 34 as predicted for today (Saturday); the heavy traffic will really hurt a lot of areas. Corners might start the day pretty decent after the groomers have pulled snow back in, but with traffic, they will again become very icy. Sections will suffer where traffic becomes concentrated and heavy, such as close to town. Tight twisty sections with heavy tree cover will also suffer with traffic.
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. 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 assume an operator of the machine or driver of the truck sees you. Always wait until the operator/driver signals you to pass or wait until they have moved off to the side.
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!
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!!!
News & Events: .
TODAY!!! (Saturday), Jan. 17, 2015 – 4 pm to 8 pm
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Murmuring Waters Chili Dump
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 – 2 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 – 4 pm to 8 pm
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