Sunday, March 11, 2012

Old Forge, NY Trail Report 3-11-12

Talk about a roller coaster ride for weather. To look out front right now you would never believe that people where riding yesterday, but they where. This weekend was a perfect example of how our weather can change at the drop of a hat. Those that took the chance, sure got a bonus weekend in and topped it of with SnoFest 2012. I hate to say it, but the stage is set, the Fat Lady is singing and she must be singing loud because it's going fast. I'll be posting a few more videos in the next week of clips I saved from over the season.

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

34 comments:

  1. We made it up late Friday afternoon, and put on around 60 miles between a quick ride Friday night, and riding from Inlet to the Snofest on Saturday for the day. Conditions overall were good we thought.Again Steve I want to thank you for everything you do to inform, and update all of us each day during the winter. My machines are going into hibernation. I plan to come up this summer on my bike. Summer in Old Forge is awesome too !! -Mark.

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  2. Steve - thanks for "coaching" us all through the winter. I know it was difficult trying to keep up with the forcasts, but you did an awesome job and were spot on. Thank you too for riding out all the idoit postings you had to deal with and not punishing all of the rest of us by the possibility of shutting the site down. You handle a voulenteer project with pride and dignity! Thank you for all you do!!!!

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  3. Thank you. I know at times it feels thankless, but ALOT more people appreciate what you do, than you think. Definately coming up this summer. Thanks again.

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  4. Thanks for all of the great info...like others have stated you don't have to put up with all of the idiots who always have something negative to say. Hopefully they will stay home so the rest of us can enjoy this slice of heaven....Thanks again..
    -Josh(Saratoga region)

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  5. Thanks again Steve for a great job this season. I was able to ride about half of what I normally ride but I really enjoyed riding this year when we could. Hopefully next year will be a great season! I will be up to my place this summer on vaca with my family and look forward to it. For now, its on to work and coaching my daughter's travel softball team. Have a great spring everyone!

    Joe On Uncas

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  6. Jenny and Fred KeiperMarch 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    THANK YOU! As usual we enjoyed all the reports and videos. Only made it up once; but enjoyed the trip - only put 80 miles on the sleds. But, that's better than none. I will keep up with your site through the summer to see if there is anything we would like. Never been to OF in the summer. Thanks again, Steve. Jenny Keiper

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  7. Thanks again for all the work on this blog. Only was up twice this year with the crazy weather.
    Jim Clinton nY

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  8. Thanks again for all the work you do with this blog and the cams its great! Made it up twice and put on 350 miles better than none. Will be up for the summer for a week. Cant wait Have a great summer!

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  9. Are the groomers out?

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    1. Only at the VET, or hair salon, or try the old barbershop. Steve, how do you do in the summer? Never been there in the summer. Rent or bring up the boat. How about ATV's, bikes, hiking? How about those black flies? Thanks for the postings. Miss all the good times up there in the 80's. Been a long time, but never forgotten. Old acquaintance not be forgot either. The Rudd family, Dick Bird, Dick Bock, etc. Hope we can meet sometime. O.F.is on my bucket list for sure.

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    2. Yea there out just went by seems the guy in charge of that dept. was sleeping and just woke up.Maybe the new super will wake up to.

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    3. Hi Richracer,

      I'd say summer is the strongest season for most businesses in the Old Forge area. Unless you are a sled dealer or have something to do with snowmobiling and most of them keep busy during the summer with service work and summer time toys. One of the great things about the summer season is we have so many things to see and to do. If your plans don't work out, say do to the weather, there is always other things to do. The streams around our area are treated for black flies and you don't see muck of them at all. By mid to the end of June the black flies have died off in the entire area. So if your looking for something to do this summer give Old Forge a try, you'll be surprised what we have to see and do. Heck if anything keep an eye on us at www.oldforge.net

      Have a great summer,
      Steve

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    4. A good place to see what the area has to offer in the summer is www.oldforgeny.com

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  10. Good One....Thanks for the laugh!

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  11. lakes..roads...claaas..anyone...anyone....anyone...bueeler...bueeler.....bueeeler

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  12. I will miss checking blog every day. Thanks Steve.

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  13. Steve, thank you very much for your time and hard work keeping us all up-to-date with reliable information on trail conditions all winter! Your webcams, videos and blogs are awesome and appreciated by probably more snowmobilers than you know. Until next year...c-ya!

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  14. I m heading up..hopefully get one more ride in.

    lol...just felt like saying that one more time :(

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    1. LOL.. That is funny. Was thinking the same thing. I could use some new skags, and skii's..BAHAHAHAHA. Just Asking.. Can you ride the trails in the spring and summer?

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    2. They are used as hiking and biking trails in the summer.

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  15. Steve thanks again for all the updates and videos. Had a great season. Put on 1,100 miles and hoping maybe old man winter will dump a big one towards the end of March. Who knows. This winter has been a crazy one. Look forward to next year and maybe another ride.

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  16. Does anyone know how trail 5 is :-)

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    1. Mud, with a 8" gravel base

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    2. Late Spring Conditions ...........

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  17. Trail 5 looks like the bottom of a gravel bank with some mud... Let's ride it!

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    1. already did last week

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  18. They trucked snow on trial 5 all last night and we road it back and forth putting on 36 miles today.
    Oh and the tooth fairy left me money under the pillow.
    LOL

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  19. THANKS STEVE FOR ALL YOUR VIDEOS AND REPORTS THIS WINTER. VERY MUCH APPRECIATED !! WE COULDN'T MAKE IT UP FOR SNOWFEST SO IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOUR LATEST VIDEO - GLAD THE WEATHER HELD UP FOR THE FOLKS WHO DID MAKE IT UP THERE TO ENJOY THE FINAL WEEKEND OF FUN. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT SEASON. CAN'T BELIEVE HOW FAST THE WHITE STUFF MELTED-I GUESS IT ONLY TAKES A FEW DAYS OF WARM TEMPS AND SUNSHINE TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER AND THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND TIME.
    FRIENDS FROM CORTLANDT MANOR,NY

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  20. THANKS Steve for a short but Nice season. When we rode we rode over 100 miles a day to justify the travels.. No where near my 2300 Mile season last year but 812miles this year is alot more then most...

    Back home the lakes are open water again. Crazy weather we might see snow on JULY 4th!!

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  21. There's a possible snow event about two weeks out that is on www.weather.com. If we get a big dump, who will ride with me?

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  22. Can some one groom Trail 5 with a york rake?

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  23. I wonder what Pinky Doo is doing these days....

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  24. Are the black flies out now? My husband & I want to come for a hike this weekend to the Old Forge area. Since we've had a little warm weather, we are worried the flies will be out??
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi,

      Haven't seen any yet. I think the streams are still pretty cold.

      Steve

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