Thursday, March 24, 2011

3-24-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

I have had alot of people calling wondering what it is like out on the trails. So this morning I took a ride to see what it was like. The first trip I was out for about an hour and a quarter. After looking at the video I took I headed back out as you couldn't see anything besides the inside of my sheild. The second trip I was out for 20 minutes. Between the two rides I put on 52 miles. I have to agree with the town report on fair to good as the trails are the best I have seen them this late in the season in a long time. No you aren't able to street ride but the trails are in good shape and I have heard that the tracks north are good also.

Here's todays'll be surprized on what you see! I posted just about all of the second ride.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

3-17-2011 Old Forge Report

I've been getting a few calls on what I think the conditions are like and should they come up riding. It all depends on what you are looking to do and how bad you want to ride. If you are happy with riding the same trail a few times and understand that we are in spring conditions, then there is some riding to be had. But don't think that you are going to be able to go every where you want, as that isn't going to happen. You will be limited to the trails, as I would think the roads are toast.

Here's todays video......

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3-15-2011 Old Forge Report

Not much to report. The video says it all. Might try to get out tonight again.

Here's todays video......

Monday, March 14, 2011

3-14-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

We have light snow in the air at 11am, not sure what we will see out of it. SnoFest 2011 had a great turn out and everyone looked like they had a good time. Well it's that time of the year, when you have to be here when the riding conditions are good. As they are going to be changing fast day to day by what I am seeing for a forecast. It's also a sad time of the year when my winter friends/family go away for a short time. But it won't be long and I'll see you all soon again!

Here's todays video......

Saturday, March 12, 2011

3-12-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

We dropped back down below freezing and got about an inch of new snow over night. Everyone left this morning and they haven't returned yet. By what everyone said last night when they came back was over all it isn't that bad. No you can't ride the streets but the trails are still ridable and don't forget it's the middle of March so any riding you get in from now on is a bonus. The date and time is off on todays video. It seems when you run the battery low in the camera is changes the setting.

Here's todays video......

Friday, March 11, 2011

3-11-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

The trail and McCauley summit cam are down due to high winds damaging one of the antennas. I went up this morning, but had limited time to spend on fixing it. I'm going to try and get them back on line by the end of the weekend. Had some guests come back and tell me the trails are soft but not in bad shape. The roads are toast, so don't even think about road riding this weekend. All the new snow we got on Monday saved us, as it sucked up the R we got yesterday. The cam is out on the trails now and I hope to have video of them for you tomorrow.

Here's todays video........

Thursday, March 10, 2011

3-10-2011 Old Forge Report

Well this morning we had some liquid coming out of the sky and the last I looked at the radar it looks like it should be ending soon....but who knows for sure. Went out riding last night and put on 92 miles. We rode on freshly groomed trails most of the way over and back to Pine Tree Inn. It's that time of the year when the roads aren't anything to talk about unless we just got snow. But if the sun has a chance to come out you can plan on the roads melting down fast. Have two videos for you today again. One of the parking lot and the second is from Billy Boy breaking trail in one to two feet of new snow on Monday.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

3-9-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Sorry about not getting things posted the last few days. It's been crazy around here and I just seem to run out of hours in the day. Ok so what do we have going on. Well as I said and I am sure most of you saw on the cams we got 1 to 2 feet here in Old Forge and some areas got even more from the storm that ended on Monday. The groomers have been out in full force, but it's been slow going with all of this new snow. It's hard to tell where the edge of the trail is and if they get off the edge it's not pretty. Trust me on this one....been there, done that. It's not fun to put the drag off the edge or the entire packer. It's better to go slow than spend hours getting back on the trail. This weekend is SnoFest 2001 and here is a link for it

There are two videos today the first is the pan of the lot and the second is from Chris's cam from yesterday.

Monday, March 7, 2011

3-7-2011 Old Forge Report

The snow stopped mid to late morning and when it was all said and done we got a good foot to two feet. Sorry I didn't get anything up before this but I have been flat out all day between plowing, shoveling and just playing motel. Here is the pan of the parking lot from this afternoon and I'll try my best to get you a better video tomorrow.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

3-5-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

The two guys returned late last night.  The plan was to do an overnight and they packed enough things to do so.  But they where having to much fun and decieded to explore more.  They also had some sled problems and had that to deal with along the way.  This all ended well thank goodness! 

Looks like we are in for another round of crazy weather the next few days.  With R today and back to winter tomorrow.  If we get what they are forecasting we will be back in good shape by Monday morning.

Here's todays video..............

Friday, March 4, 2011

3-4-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

I have a couple of guys in that are starting to worry me. They checked in late on Tuesday night and left to go riding Wednesday around noon. They told me that they like to do long distance riding and had asked about going to Lake Placid from here. Well here it is Friday afternoon and they haven't returned to the motel since they left. I hope I'm just being a worry wort, but it's really odd that they haven't returned yet. I did a google search on the one person to see if I could find a home number for them but came up with nothing. I called the police and they said they would see what they could find out. I'll let you know more as I do.

Quick Update     They returned...I'll fill you in on todays post later.

Here's todays video............

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3-3-2011 Old Forge Snowmobile Report

Well it looks like someone turned the clock ahead or back some and messed up the day of the week for the warm up. The last few came at a good time of the week so it didn't mess up the weekend. But this week's looks like it's going to happen on Saturday and that really puts a damper on things. We should be back to winter by Sunday night and riding the beginning of next week again.

Here's todays video.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3-2-2011 Old Forge Report

It has been snowing all day so far and we have gotten a good 4 to 6 inches. It's hard to tell as the wind has been whipping it around and making white out conditions. I said it in the video but wanted to say it again. If you have the chance to get up in the next few days it will be worth it. We have great trail conditions right now and this time of the year you never know how long they are going to last. Could be days, weeks or even till the close of the season.

Here's todays video......

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3-1-2011 Old Forge Report

The warm up is over for now and we are back to winter. The R really didn't hurt the base to much and by around 9pm last night the parking lot was freezing back up. We got a dusting when the cold front went through last night and it looks like snow for tommorrow. Don't throw the towel in just yet as there is still lots of trail riding to be had this season.

Here's todays video............