Saturday, February 18, 2012

Old Forge, NY Trail Report 2-18-12

For those that rolled the dice and made the choice to come up this weekend, hit the lottery! We had lake effect move in this afternoon and we have gotten 4 to 6 inches of new snow so far. I'm not sure how far south the band is going. It would be nice if we got snow south of us, so people would be able to make it over to the Brantingham area.

Here's Today's Video for........

27 comments:

  1. BTW..
    DID the Stillwater Gouge Shop get to 6 bucks a gal. yet?
    Need pictures.
    Enjoy the start of winter.
    Now you have permission to slide hot out of corners. And spin your track ..kicking the snow off the trail.(gasp!).
    Ha.
    So there.

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  2. if there where 6 inches there would be more than and a inch and a half of snow on the trailer parked for 5 hours.

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    1. your a clown have you not seen how hard its snowing there keep your mouth shut must just be upset your not there LOSER

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    2. HEY i live here i got almost 6 in on my deck today. just got back from the red dog and the tavern across the lake at 12 o'clock pm south rd is mint tonight! tomorrow who knows about tomorrow! steve you do great job.don't let a few ass ho--s upset you. thanks again john ruconich

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    3. Was there from wed to sat morning. Town needs to realize people buy trail passes during the week. Groom the "f"ing trails during the week.

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  3. QUIT STARING AT TRAIL CAM AND DOING MATHMATICS GO RIDE THERES SNOW

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  4. I'll be honest - I kinda wish I was at Stillwater right now....

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  5. WOO HOOO!! We are customers who came to stay in early spring last year. We had a ball and loved your establishment! Every day check your sight for updates on the Winter weather there. Miss your place and Old Forge. Looking forward to coming back. Thank so much for your blog and videos. SOOO GLAD WINTER FINALLY ARRIVED IN THE ADIRONDACKS!! STAY SAFE!
    Julie Cline and Mike Red Blanket.. Dayton Ohio.

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  6. i come up once or twice a year with friends that have ridden OF for many years . i will not argue i have a good time like everyone else , but stop posting great riding when its the only place i ride that has EVER!!!! givin me trail repairs ,my buisseness need money too.

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  7. Awww....we had to leave the area today in the snow! Had a blast just the same over the past week. Enjoy everyone and have safe rides!!! Wish we were back there! :)

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  8. Steve we did not want to gamble this time like we did over Christmas/New Years so we went to Florida. Glad snow came in though...hope it sticks around so we can get up a couple more times....we are stuck at 490 miles for the year and that just aint enough...

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  9. no offense, but u dont hav to be a loser or a clown to read the sno depth map and compare it to the web cams to see the same thing. theres only a few places in the northeast that hav well over afoot of sno and arent bragging to get u there, and they dont need u either. guess u need glasses to read the stick by the pool.

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  10. I rode from Indian lake to stillwater via moose river plains, fourth lake, trail 5 and trail 1. The 4 inches they got this afternoon made a HUGE different on the inlet side of MRP. Trail 5 was the only tough part today. Heading back tomorrow!

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  11. SOoooo Winter began 12-18-12 and will continue till (at least) next Friday.

    Enjoy.Ride.Eat.Drink and Be merry.
    Because I cant. :{
    3 (!) herniated discs + torn lig./right arm.
    Next year.
    SEE ya'

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  12. I see the Moderator made it a little more challenging to type in the

    http://www.captcha.net/

    Cute.

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  13. most of the people who post live in old forge and want your business, any clown who rode this year will be buying a new sled next year as I know you all ruined them riding on dirt and back top, i've been up there this year once the trailers are poor at best.

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    1. Rode Old Forge trails Monday through Thursday last week. Also, Stillwater and Raquette Lake areas. Don't need to buy a new snowmobile. Don't need to replace the skags. Yes, there were some bad spots. AND, several of the inner trails were the best we've seen them. In general, we rode early in the day before the mid-day warm-up. We are from PA and generally make the 6-hour (one way) trip twice a year.

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    2. I live in nj. we bought 2 oldforge permits. in oct. to save 15 bucks. did this for 10 years. i put on 0 miles. never came up. im an old school guy. both our sleds are studded and dual cabided. my sleds havs 3k on them. both have had track replaced.i only ride forge. love the old mill and and stillwater. ill be be back next year. but its tough to to burn up 600 bucks in studs and carbides every year. so i lost over a 100 bucks never rode. ant ideas how to get that back. may a cheaper 2012 permit .

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    3. get rid casey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Was there from wed to sat morning. Town needs to realize people buy trail passes during the week. Groom the "f"ing trails during the week.

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  15. rode friday and saturday..the fresh snow really helped..had a blast towns doing a great job! Thanks for the job you do Steve,this sight is the BOMB!!Had to leave this morning but my friends stayed another nite..Ride it while u can!

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  16. Well all I have to say is you are WRONG! Got their thursday night, rode out to Indian Lake to the Bear Trap for Lunch, Indian lake area does need snow, but out of the 35 miles from inlet to the Bear Trap that was the only part that needed more snow. MRP was amazing. Then Saturday, went from OF to Stillwater via 1 (Have seen it worse) had lunch at Stillwater, took the Bratingham System back via Independence Wild Forest trails and all I can say is it was awesome. Anyone will tell you there is some bad, but not as much as you would think for the little snow the area has received. The groomers have done an amazing job with the snow they have to work with. Good job to the groomers. Had a great time, even for how crowded it was, we did 200+ miles, do not need a new sled, our suspension was caked with snow. Had great food and drinks all weekend. If you have never ate at the Knotty Pine, please give it a try!!! See I will leave my name, because I do not hide behind anonymous.OF riding is better than you would think, if you base it on trail 5, well then you are not to bright, it always has snirt even when the snow is abundant. Just thought I would give you the truth about the trails. Plus, rode out to Raquette after stillwater and that was awesome too! 4th lake was good, they had cars on Raquette and people were riding the Resevoir.

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  17. Reservoir, (sorry, spelled it wrong, also rose South Shore Road to the Red Dog and Stillwater Road to Big Moose Station) all good,

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  18. Steve...We put on almost 300 miles Saturday and Sunday. Some of the best riding of the year. Glad we trusted your blog...it was better than anticipated and the lake effect machine really made a difference Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning. Rode mostly from 630am to 11am before the hangovers wore off and the yahoo's were back on the trails. Thanks for the honest reporting!

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