Friday, March 2, 2012

Old Forge, NY Trail Report 3-2-12

At 4:30 pm the temp is in the lower 30's and it has been overcast most of the day. The snow ended early in the evening yesterday and I'd say we got between a half a foot and a foot from the storm. It's hard to tell for sure, as it was over such a long time period. It did improve conditions as it was good packing snow. What is nice, is this snow has opened up areas to riding that have had very limited conditions just a few days ago. Let's hope that the spike over night doesn't bring us much, if any R and things will be freezing back down tomorrow night.

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24 comments:

  1. I'd like to thank the town of Webb for completely clearing Hollywood Road to bare pavement and sand.

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    1. lol your welcome

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    2. The town of webb road crew(not the trail maintenance crew) is dumb. they peeled back part of trail one out of town on wednesday with the grader, so dumb. I don't understand what they are thinking. They also peeled back the ice on rondax road(trail 5) for the sleds to ride on, on tuesday. Why do they do this? Wait until the trails are closed. We had to ride lake 1,2,3 because the dummies peeled the road to bare ground. No ice left.

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    3. The road crew are not the dummies. Alot of them ride too. The biggest dummy (and that's saying it mildly) is Casey Crofut, our highway superintendant, who hates snowmobilers and lets it be known all over town & doesn't want anybody on the roads. With the amount of sand & salt we have on the roads this year (about 65 inches), pretty soon we'll need half tracks just to get around town. With such nice trails it's a shame you have to burn your sled up to get to the trails and to get out of them to take a longer ride. Anybody can come on this site and complain all they want but it will do no good!!! Think twice next year before you buy a trail permit and let it be known at the information center. That's all we can do.

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    4. I meant 65 inchs of snow sorry!!

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  2. Trails were great last few days. Hope the warm up doesnt hurt it. We had a blast Steve. Thanks.

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  4. rode from old forge to inlet to moose plains to indian lake. I guess the groomers took a night and day off because it was bumpy as he'' the whole way. glad i paid for a permit to ride nongroomed trails. guess i should have went to tupper and cranberry lakes at least it was groomed the whole way on thursday

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    1. Cranberry Lake was terrible on Monday.

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  5. I would agree with the overplowing on the roads. We all snowmobile here and something needs to be done about it. Either leave snow on the side or remap the trail system like Vermont and Maine to not ride on the roads. It really is a problem. How do we address this situation Steve?

    Thanks.

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    1. have steve run for highway job and get rid of that bum casey. ps just leave some snow on the sides like they did before casey got in and everbody was happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. When is the next election? I think the people in town know how much money and tax money is infused into their economy. This Casey guy sounds like a true asshole.

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    3. Forgot to clarify that I meant the money is infused by snowmobilers. On our way home today, in just an hour. We counted 59 trucks and trailers heading north on route 28 and route 12 while we were on our way to Utica. I spent 1,200$ in 5 days up north and it really bothered my father and I to think the town doesn't care enough about ruining our equipment just to have an extra 4-5 feet of space on the side a road.

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    4. me and 5 guys from number 4 went to stillwater on thursday and took the the flow to beaver river.then went down the tracks hit big moose station. we tried to get to wayback inn glenmore and big moose inn roads roads plowed and sanded to death! never made it.they all lost money.i think that guy just don't care!!! tom

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  6. 20-25 years ago this place was truly a winter wonderland,Clean,WHITE,and alot of snow,never saw the roads look the way they do now.You could ride south shore from old forge to inlet,or big moose road from eagle bay all the way, nowadays we spend more time finding ways around the roads.If people cant handle driving on snow than maybe they should move to florida.BUT then again,this place dont need snowmobilers anymore,just ask them they will tell you.

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  7. 1130 the parking lot is overflowing with sleds. I guess the riding cant be that good. What are people douing? sitting in there rooms? Sounds like fun.

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  8. I am from out of town and cannot vote, but I can and will donate to any opposition candidate that runs for Highway Super.

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  9. casey alone has turned old forge into the snowmobile sewer of the east!i live here. slop and sand all winter.just try go down town to get the mail and go shopping and see what your car looks like when you get home! slop in the car slop in the garage slop in the house.you call these roads safe? all you do is slide all over the place.what ever happened to hard packed roads with only sanding intersections curves and hills? hell you don't even need 4 wheel drive.this guy alone makes these roads dangerous by over plowing. all it does is make ice!!! and even if you can go out riding because the roads are scraped and sanded end to end it takes two hours to get the slop out of the suspension.this is a beautiful place to live, hardly any crime, great schools, a ski mountain for kids to learn & stay out of trouble and it has something for all 4 seasons. And until somebody wakes up & takes care of the snowmobiling problem, it will only be a 3 season town. I've been riding up here for 33 years & this is the first year I can't wait to see it go. And that's really sad.

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  10. I think someone in Old forge ought to get the Mayor to read this blog of Steve's. Doesn't the Mayor have the authority to tell the unreasonable Highway Superintendant what to do and how to plow the roads or does he not care either?

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  11. I have owned property just outside of Old Forge for 30 years. Property on both sides of the road. I have a split rail fence on the open land because everyone thought it was public access. It is set 5' back from the road. We used to snowmobile back when everything was white and beautiful, but since we now live quite a few miles out of state, we don't get up in the winter, but every time we come back, there are snapped and bent back vertical poles and broken horizontal poles, plus all the grass is gone - covered in sand. We're told by neighbors that it's all the snowplowing. They run the trucks right into the fence! That's ridiculous...

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  12. Casey Crofot 1-315-369-3412 Call him and complain to this moron. Talking about it wont do anything.

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    1. Talking to Casey is like talking to his salt & sand pile, both brain dead. Until the town changes the highway superintendant job to a town employee job and not an elected official, there's nothing we can do. He knows that & hides behind it. Get the town board & the supervisor to do something about it before it's too late.

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    2. instead of buying a trail permit next year buy casey a one way ticket to the congo !!!!!!!!!!!! we will be better off!

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