Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's over...........

According to me it's over!  I drove the truck out back at noon today and took the plow off for the season.  But in 6 short months I could very well be putting it back on to plow again.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Name change...........

Thunder in the Forge is held the beginning of June each year and this year is no different.  But the name of the event has changed and it is now called...........Bike & Brews Thunder In Old Forge

You can find updates here on www.facebook.com/bikesandbrewsADK

Monday, March 21, 2016

Forgot..............

I forgot to include this pic from Friday in the last video.  To show you the impact of packing and grooming of a trail has on the base.  All the snow around where the trail was is gone, but you can still see where the trail was.  This is because the frost is driven into the ground under the packed trail area.  So it works like a freezer unit from below.  I'm sure many of you knew this, but I thought I'd share it anyway.  Hope you're having a great day!


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Not over yet..........

Even though we really didn't have much of a winter.  It isn't over yet, because we had snow yesterday and winter temps this morning.  I did miss quote in the video.  The Thursday clip was taken in the afternoon, not in the morning.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Did you think..............

Well the big snow that was in yesterdays forecast is already gone.  Did you think it was going to be any different than the way the rest of the winter went.  I did make a call, to find out what would happen if we got big snow.  The answer is in today's video and check out the video a follower of the blog sent me. 

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Pretty cool.......Thanks George!!  May just have to do this next year..........
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

It's official.......

Well this is the first time I can recall this happening.  The trails are officially closed for the 2015 - 2016 snowmobile season and after my trip to Stillwater yesterday I can understand why.  I've included the  press release from the info center below.  I keep forgetting to include that there will be helicopter rides at Snofest this year again.

Today's Video........


Weather forces early closure of Snowmobile Trails
OLD FORGE--The Town of Webb Snowmobile Trail System was officially closed for the season Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Normally, the season runs from early December until the end of March. Lack of snow this season delayed riding until mid-January, and conditions have deteriorated severely recently.
“The preparation by trail maintenance crews got us up and running immediately when we first received snow,” said Mike Farmer, Webb tourism director. “Skillful grooming with minimum coverage produced a solid base which lasted a long time. Many of the interior trails have remnants of that still, but conditions are now unsafe.”
Some diehard snowmobilers were riding as recently as last weekend, Farmer said. “Two different groups reported riding 40-100 miles, but it had to be very tough going,” he added. “For weeks, riders have been struggling to get some riding in this season. Although trails were rideable, there’s been no snow for lubrication or cooling.”