Reported By: George – Sayner/Star Lake Barnstormers
Trail Report: Sayner
Date of Report: 01/21/2015
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 4″ Average – On The Trail
Area Report: .
Our trails are amazingly good, considering the heavy traffic and warm weather we had this past weekend. However, the fair areas have grown. Sections where traffic becomes heavy and concentrated are very snirty. The trails are still mostly good to excellent when you get into the woods. Its a mixed bag in between. As we groom, our corners do improve, but it doesn’t take much traffic for them to become extremely icy again.
As far as our lakes go, as long as you stick to the marked crossings, you will be fine. However, as always, use caution. Slushy spots or ice heaves could develop at any time, without warning.
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: .
Our fundraiser at Stillwaters was a big success! A HUGE thanks to Chuck, Karen, and their staff!!!
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!
Tomorrow, Jan. 22nd. Please meet at the Barnstormer’s Club House on Birch Springs Rd by no later then 10AM. The ride will head towards Star Lake and the surrounding area and then stop at Mar-Li’s for lunch and then back to more riding.
Feb 7th. Please meet at Sayner Pub by no later than 10AM for breakfast. The ride will then head out at about 11:00a.m. to the establishments participating in the 2015 Steve Pulec Challenge. If members would like, they may purchase their card at the Sayner Pub before we head out for the day.