Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cold tonight............

Traffic has been heavy today.  But like most President's Weekends, it appears to be alot of families.  What does that have to do with anything?  Alot, when it comes to how make wear and tear the trails will get and families aren't out on the trails late.  Now figure in the below zero temps over the next two nights.  All factors that will help with the trails holding up better over this long holiday weekend.

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  2. I think its Devils hole great ride

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  3. About the tragic accident this weekend....I was told the Sled was recovered with no damage noted...they actually were able to ride it back. I was also told that it appeared (speculation) that it may have rolled over on top of him due to the amount of blood present...sorry if that's too graphic.

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    1. Thats about says it all, He was a local guy name was Carl worked at the water park. Very nice man, I rode with him several times over the past years. I remember the last time we had lunch togeather at the pine tree. LIFE IS TOO SHORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Where abouts is Devil's Hole, and what was the tragic accident, (don't need to know all the details though) ?

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    1. it's off softmaple rd past the power plant.it went to long pond by the buckhorn.there was & old bridge there that was on a 45 degree angle some times when you went over it some boards would fall out & no sides! it's a shame all the bars are closed up there buckhorn belford inn mister t's charlies blue jay they were all sanded out to!!! that was the good old days not the junk we we have to ride on today!!!!!!!!

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  5. It was a very scary place to ride back in the day. Thats how it got the name. Its a lot eaiser ride these day.

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  6. Steve I live ln albany on the news they said nys closed moose river plains I
    To snowmobiles next year. Can you check if this Wright

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    1. The notion of closing Moose River Plains to snowmobiling next year seems ludicrous in view of the recent ribbon cutting ceremony on the new Moose River Plains to Raquette Lake trail with some State officials on hand.

      But, there has been "noise" about the State closing the Big-T and Red River-T dead-enders. The State gets pressure from the tree huggers to close "un-necessary" trails in return for granting snowmobilers new trails.

      To me, this new trail is a waste because it's a complete goat path. You can already get from MRP to Raquette via 7th Lake/8th Lake/Brown's Tract or the longer way via Inlet/Uncas Road....legally, if you have the Town of Webb permit.

      I would rather just keep the dead-enders open.

      Darrin

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    2. Hi,

      This is the first I have heard of it. I'd give inlet info center a call and see what they know or NYSSA.

      Steve

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    3. From another blog:

      "NY Opens Adirondack Trail Between Communities
      Updated: Saturday, February 16 2013, 05:25 PM EST

      ALBANY -- Conservation officials have opened a nearly 13-mile recreational trail between the communities of Inlet and Raquette Lake in New York's North Country.

      The Department of Environmental Conservation says the trail through the Moose River Plains Wild Forest in Hamilton County is for snowmobiles, hiking and cycling and can be used year-round.

      The opening of the trial coincides with the closure of 46 miles of snowmobile trails in more remote areas of the forest.

      "The agency also reclassified 15,000 acres of Moose River Plains Wild Forest as wilderness, with about two miles of road closed to motor vehicles.

      (From WRGB tv web site out of Albany. Appeared 2-17 on their site)"

      Another post:

      "Not true. I think this is how rumors get started. My guess is that this is a twisted interpretation of the fact that SOME SECONDARY TRAILS in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest (40+ miles) will be (or are?) closed to snowmobiles, as part of the bargaining process in the approval of the MRP UMP that resulted in the development of the new trail along with several other changes. So - NO .... Not True !! There are maps out there which show which trails were/are/might be closed and which are new etc."

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  7. Yeah, me and a couple of the Dozen did our part to conserve the trails this busy weekend. We stuck to drag racing on 4th and a few triple digit runs from Dkrs to Nrthwoods up trail 5. See you folk next week! We'll be the crew with the big bore cats from long island tearin it up.

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  8. That was me that said devils hole and it is a shame that everything is closed on that ride. That was one of the best no traffic.
    I would like to comment on some of the bs talk here. I come to this sight often and I been riding up there for years I don't know Steve but I have family and friends that stay their it is not his fault when it doesn't snow he is trying to give the most honest report possible. SO I WOULD SAY IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE REPORT don't come on the sight and start bashing people. We all know mother nature can be.Lol ride safe

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  9. YOU DON'T NEED A TRAIL PERMIT TO RIDE UNCAS ROAD!

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  10. Last 4 days..was riding and good timing @ Old forge ..and truly it (the loose cannons) was as bad ( NOT the trails, BTW big props to the groomer crews) as I have ever seen it since 1975..as far as Trail scum "standing on my running boards and 65 mph on a blind curve motocross helmet wearing psycho" crackpots..who pass on the right as a matter of fact.

    If a 46 bat could fit in my ....

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    1. Njsnonut, you are a complete moron. I must say no one has missed you on this blog. Please go away again. No one wsnts to here your idiotic b.s.

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    2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts... ANOM.
      Your snowmobile contributions are most welcome here..
      .. by the way the spelling bee must be your very best attribute. :-)

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