Monday, February 28, 2011

I knew there was.......

something else I wanted to put in the last post. Sorry about the McCauley summit and trail cams being down. It seems just lately when ever we get R the sigianl is lost to the summit. I have some equipment here that I'm hoping is going to fix it. I just haven't gotten a break to go and install it yet.

2-28-2011 Old Forge Report

Well we woke up this morning to the same thing we did on Friday the 18th....the dreaded R word. It looks like it's going to be the same thing all over again. Warm, R and then back down to well below freezing by tonight. So like always it's wait and see. We are getting into that time of the year when it's a roller coaster ride each week with the weather. March can have some of the best trail riding of the year you just have to pick and choose where you go.

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

Saturday, February 26, 2011

2-26-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

It's 4:30 as I am writing and the temp is 21 yesterday it was 20 at this time. We had snow most of the day today and I'd give it around 4" of new snow. The base in the front yard is back up to the 2' mark again and is hard a rock. I'm starting to see a few people return from their day of riding and they are the ones that left first thing this morning.

In the video I said about last Monday and it was two Mondays ago the we had the short warm up.

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

Friday, February 25, 2011

2-25-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

At 5:30pm we still have light snow in the air and I'd give it a good half a foot or more for today. All depends on where you are and what you got. Talked with one person from Inlet this afternoon and they said there was close to a foot up there.

We have some fun events coming up in the next few weeks:

Mar. 5 USCC Cross Country Snowmobile Race
Mar. 5 Empire State Snowshoe Racing Association Championship
Mar. 12 & 13 SnoFest 2011

You can find out more about these events at

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

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Room open for one night Saturday the 26th.

2-24-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

One of the guests had a mishap on the lake today. After last weeks short warm up the lakes are shifting and she went off the side of an ice heave that was the jump side and didn't have a very good end result. But thank goodness she didn't hit it in the other direction as it could on been worse......a solid wall of ice. The sled doesn't look all that great and she is lucky she wasn't hurt more than being stiff.

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

Room open for this weekend 2 - Beds

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2-23-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

The sun has been out the last few days. But that looks like it will be coming to an end here very soon and that is a good thing. Calling for snow on Friday and cloudy the rest of the weekend. Cross your fingers and hope its so! This late in the season the sun is really not a welcome thing to have around even though it makes it look very pretty out.

Here's today video............

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2-22-2011 Old Forge Snowmobile Report

Everyone left this morning and I haven't seen them come back yet and its 5:00pm. Forecast is looking good and the reports I am hearing are all the same.....good riding. Not much else to tell you.

Here's todays video.....

Rooms for this weekend....

Just had someone call and cancel the three rooms he reserved for this weekend. So if your looking for a room we have them open.

Monday, February 21, 2011

2-21-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Between being Sunday and then Presidents weekend on top of it I ran out of time yesterday and didn't get a chance to put a video together....sorry. What I'm hearing from guests is they are very happy with the conditions and are amazed with how things turned around after the warm up on Friday. Looks like another week of great riding in the north.

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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

2-19-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Yesterday was a very interesting day in the north....first we had the warm weather and the liquid coming from the sky. Then we returned to winter and by 10:30pm we were sitting in the dark. As the cold front brought very strong winds with it and took down the lines. The power came back on around 6am and the motel was on generator power over night. Today it is back to winter and you will see in the video what I am talking about. Just got back from resetting the rec cam, just a few more to go.

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

Friday, February 18, 2011

2-18-2011 Old Forge Snowmobile Trail Report

I've seen way to many of a weekend like this one. Liquid on Friday morning and then the temp drops and snow over night. So when everyone wakes up in the morning we are back to a winter wonderland. By everything I have seen that is going to be the case again for this weekend and then it looks like winter all next week for the holiday week. It would of been great if we didn't get the warm up, but it could of been alot worse and lost more snow than we did.

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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2-17-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Have a few different groups in and they all left this morning for a day of riding. One group came back and called it a day as they are leaving in the morning after three days of great riding. Another came back and sat out the short period of light R before heading back out and the other group didn't come back at all. So I'll let you know tomorrow how they made out.

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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2-16-2011 Old Forge Report

It's been one of those days and this is the first I have been able to get to the report.....sorry. I have gotten many calls today about what the weather is going to do. Best thing I can tell you to do is put in 13420 on more than one site to see what they are calling for. Just remember it doesn't look like it is going to be a long event and we had the same thing on Monday. Mondays warm up made things better by what I am hearing. Today we stayed right around freezing and had some light snow at one point.

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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2-15-2011 Old Forge Report

We dropped to 4 below over night and it firmed everything right back up. I would say it made it even better as the parking lot is nice and solid now. You'll see in todays video that there is alot of weight in the last few snows that we have gotten.

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

Monday, February 14, 2011

2-14-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Well this morning we woke up to warm air and then light R later in the morning. But it wasn't here long and the temps dropped and the R turned to heavy wet snow and has been snowing since. It's hard to say how much we have gotten today. I'd give it at least a couple of inches and with the warmth this morning everything is going to freeze down nice tonight when it drops below zero.

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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2-12-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

All good reviews so far today. Yes it's getting beat up some because it's a Saturday. But the trails are holding better than I thought the would of by what everyone is telling me. I made todays video extra long for those of you that couldn't make it up.

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

Friday, February 11, 2011

2-11-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

This is fun in a way.....not having much to report besides great riding conditions and winter weather in the forecast. Town will be jumping this weekend with the Pink Ribbon Ride and everyone up enjoying the great conditions.

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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

All I can say is OMG!

The below video was sent to me in an email as a video clip. I wasn't able to upload the clip, but I did find it on youtube.  After watching it I had to find out more.  I did a search and found out this little girls name is Rhema Marvanne and she is 7 years old.  Here is another link I found Make sure to watch the video she has on the top of her page.

2-10-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Well I have found one thing that I don't like about the great trail conditions we's COLD! You're just sitting on the seat and steering, not shifting your weight, standing up or anything and it gets cold fast.

Here's todays video......

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2-9-2011 Old Forge Report

Have not had one person say anything bad about the trail conditions. By the video I am seeing they are the best they have been in sometime and I will be going out later on to see for myself. Check out todays video as I think a celebrity might of been in town.

Here's todays video......

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2-8-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

We got snow over night and I would give it about 6" of storm snow. So the base is getting deeper and deeper and the conditions are the best I have seen in sometime. Just a word of advice....don't get off the trail or you might be doing some digging to get out. I'm off to shovel the roof on Mrs. Christy's house out back.

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

Monday, February 7, 2011

2-7-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

I'm having some problems with the camera I use to get video of the trails. I do have a back up but the picture quailty may not be as good. A new cam is ordered and I hope it will be here by the end of the week.

Sorry I didn't get time yesterday to do a video. Sundays can be crazy around here sometimes and with the fresh round of snow we got overnight I didn't get time. I'm off to do more of the roofs....Oh Joy!

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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

2-5-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Got the house part of the roof shoveled yesterday and thanks for offering to help Jenny. Looks like I'll be doing the motel section this week if we get what they are calling for tonight. I didn't look to see if it's going to be storm snow or lake effect. All depends on what type of snow if I'll have to shovel or not.

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

Friday, February 4, 2011

2-4-11 Old Forge Trail Report

After posting this I am headed out to do one of my favorite things in the world to do......shovel the roof! This last round of snow had a lot of weight to it and it looks like more snow in the next few days. The shoveling of the roof isn't the hard part, it's cleaning it up after you drop it in front of the rooms. Any body want to come help?

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

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2-3-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

Well I reset the 369-SLED line yesterday and it came back online. But for how long I am not sure as it's down again.......sorry. I'll try to reset it again and if it doesn't hold this time, I'll have to check with the higher up on what is wrong with it.

Here's todays video......

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2-2-2011 Old Forge Trail Report

The 369-SLED line has been down the last few days. I'll be going up to the system in a short to see if I can get it to restart.....cross your fingers for me that it does.

When I plowed this morning we had about 8" of new fine wet snow and it has continuied to snow all day. My guess is we will at least get the foot they called for, maybe more.

Have to get a plug in here for the motel. If you're looking for a room for this weekend we have some open.

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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Old Forge Snowmobile Trail Report

If there is anyone out there that hasn't heard.......this could be the big one. But like always till it's on the ground I don't always believe it. He have had a very fine snow falling today so far and it hasn't added up to much yet. But it is a good snow and will pack down very nice on the trails.

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