Friday, March 29, 2019


I'd say March turned out to be pretty good.  We had riding four out of the five weekends.  The last two weren't perfect, but you could get a day of riding in if you wanted to.  But now it is over.  The warm temps over the last few days has melted the snow on top and now we're down to the ice base.  So it's over for this season and SnoDeo is just a little over 8 months away.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Coming to an end.............

With the forecast looking the way it is, I think it's going to be coming to an end by mid week.  We lost some of the new snow we got on Friday today.  Monday and Tuesday look like slow melting days, because of the sun and after that look out.  Mid week on we'll have warm temps and looks like some R.  I'll be posting a few more times before they close the gates, just not every day.  Thanks to all for watching!

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saw it all today..............

We started out with snow this morning and by the end of the day we had bright blue sky.  Temps stayed below freezing all day.  But you could see the snow starting to get soft later in the day when the sun came out.  Sunday will be the day to get past and then we should have two more days of riding before the beginning of the end sets in.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

7:10 pm update

The rate of snow has increased and if it snows like this till noon Saturday.  I think we'll see the foot they are calling for.

Winter is back again............

Woke up to heavy wet snow and Winter Storm Warning was calling for 5 to 8, but is now calling for 6 to 12 by noon Saturday.   Things did soften up yesterday as temps stayed above freezing all day.  Is it worth coming up to ride?  All depends on what you are looking for.  It won't be Jan. or Feb. conditions, but you will be able to get seat time in without hurting your sled.  I can say this...Ride it while we got it.  Because if the forecast holds true this will be your last weekend chance of the season.

Webcam update: The internet for the top on McCauley and trail cam has came from the bottom of the mountain over a pair of phone lines with ethernet extenders.  Well that system hasn't been all that dependable over the last month or some.  So I installed a long range access point at the Rec. Center and am now getting the internet from there.  It's better but still not what I was hoping for.  I will be doing some more updates and hope to get it back to online all the time.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019


Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-Southern Herkimer-Northern Warren-
Schoharie-Northern Fulton-Bennington-Western Windham-
Including the cities of Big Moose, Eagle Bay, McKeever,
Old Forge, Atwell, Nobleboro, Northwood, Long Lake, Sabattis,
Hoffmeister, Wells, Ilion, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk,
Frankfort, Dolgeville, Bolton Landing, Johnsburg, North Creek,
North River, Warrensburg, Hague, Cobleskill, Breakabeen, Gilboa,
Livingstonville, Middleburgh, North Blenheim, Jefferson,
Caroga Lake, Stamford, Bennington, Woodford State Park, Pownal,
Stratton, and Londonderry
339 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulation of 5 to 10
  inches, with the highest totals across the mountains. Winds
  gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...The western and southern Adirondacks, the southern
  Green Mountains of Vermont and Schoharie County New York.

* WHEN...From 2 AM Friday to noon EDT Saturday.

Snow Globe

At 11:50am we have snow coming from the sky and it looks like the stuff you would see inside of a snow globe.  Just hoping it doesn't change over the R word.

Best one I ever saw.............

Don't have any trail video today.  But I do have video of one of the best truck ramps I ever saw.  Went out to north street to reset the cam and saw a dozen or more sleds heading out to the trails.  It keeps looking like it's going to be over and the next thing you know we have another blast of snow coming our way.  So we may get this weekend in just yet, if we see the predicted snow on Friday.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

It's March so you never know............

Including the cities of Big Moose, Eagle Bay, McKeever,
Old Forge, Atwell, Nobleboro, Northwood, Long Lake, Sabattis,
Hoffmeister, Wells, Ilion, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk,
Frankfort, Dolgeville, Stamford, Bennington, Woodford State Park,
Pownal, Stratton, and Londonderry
348 PM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019


* WHAT...Heavy, wet snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 7
  inches or more possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph
  Friday night.

The end is near.............

Not much to report.  There are still a hand full of people out riding, but for how long is going to be the question.  Forecast has been changing and not for the better by what I'm seeing.  The sun has started to do the ice over.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It is funny...............

I compare SnoFest to Labor Day and how after it the season starts to wind down.  Well I still stand behind that statement 100%.  Trail conditions are better than I have seen sometimes in Jan or Feb.  But there is next to no one here enjoying them.  Forecast is still looking like we'll pull off another weekend.  But after that it looks like we'll have to many freeze, thaw days in a row and before you know it the trails will get iced over.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Going to be...............

We had limited sled traffic around town this weekend and I think most of the people that where here are headed for home now.  So it's going to be a quiet night around Old Forge tonight.  There is still some good spring time riding to be had.  So if you want to get another ride in, it looks like things may hang in there for another weekend.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Still riding to be had..............

Temps are back below freezing and the light snow we started seeing this morning has been just enough to do the trick.  Made the video a little longer today, so those of you that aren't here can get your fix.  With the way the forecast keeps changing, who knows we may be riding till they close the gates just yet.

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Winter has returned................

Temps have dropped back down below freezing and we started seeing snow in the early am.  Hard to say how much, as the wind is blowing it around pretty good.  But enough that you can get back out and do some trail riding.  It's not going to be perfect like it was, but better than sitting at home.

Friday, March 15, 2019

In search of..........

If you remember me stating that the trails last Thursday where so good that you could get in trouble in a split second.  It turns out that clipping a tree can have a funny effect on the bulk head and tunnel.  So now I'm searching for a 2015 or newer Polaris Rush Axys with a blown motor. As the one I have only has 1400 miles on it, but needs more work that it's worth.  So if you know of one, please drop me a line.  

Took a hit...............

We had R over night and with the warm temps we took a hit.  So as of now we are back to the solid ice base, with no snow on top for cooling.  Forecast is calling for some snow later tonight and into the weekend.  So cross your fingers we get enough to turn things around for some riding Saturday and the beginning of the week.  Because it looks like another warm up is headed our way mid week.  I have to warn you, you may not want to look at today's video. Especially if you want to keep the images of the great conditions we had in your mind.  Because as I said, we took a hit and it's not pretty.  I'm hoping to get the trail and cams on top of McCauley back online this week.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lost and Hope Found........

Did you find a key in your pocket?   Had someone contact me and wanted me to post this.
Hi, my sister was there over the weekend, at Big Moose station, put her snowmobile key in some else’s coat pocket. It has a pink hair tie on it.
If anyway possible, can you post it.

Thank you so very much

Cross your fingers................

That we don't see to much R and we get enough lake effect right after it, to set things up for the weekend.  Temps look like they'll drop back down Friday night and stay below freezing the rest of the weekend.  So by what I'm seeing, if you have any thoughts of getting in one more ride, it's going to be this weekend.  Because by mid week it looks like another warm up, that may be the beginning of the end of the season.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday on Wednesday morning............

This is the video from Paul's ride on Tuesday.  Had clouds and snow Tuesday morning, but later in the day the sun came out.  So we did see some melting, but not as bad as it could of been, as the temps stayed below freezing all day.  I was very hopeful that we would get past this weekend with only a light hit and be riding after it.  But with the way the forecast is changing, who knows how things are going to turn out.  Like always, only time will tell.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Got quiet..............

SnoFest weekend is the same as Labor Day weekend, the end of a season and after it things get real quiet fast.  Had next to no traffic around town today and those that are in the area are getting in some really good seat time.  We had a little of everything yesterday.  But today all we saw was snow all day and we picked about 2 to 3 inches.

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Winter Weather Advisory


* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches.

* WHERE...Northern Herkimer County.

* WHEN...Until 5 AM EDT Tuesday. Ride it while we got it! Because this time of the year you never know how longs it's going to stick around.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hard to believe...........

SnoFest weekend has come and gone.  Now the questions is how many more times will you get some seat time before it's over.  Had a few rooms check in today with hopes that the R today would be light and they can get some seat time in before the next warm up.

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One to remember............

SnoFest 2019, will be one to go down in the books, as one to remember!  I don't think any of us want to see the sun this time of the year.  But it does make for a day, that will stick in your mind, for years to come with it's beauty.  The trails where groomed to the max, before the weekend started and that helped to keep things nice for the entire weekend.  Demo rides where a big hit and I heard the line form them was long.  Now we just have to wait and see what Sunday is going to bring us with the wintery mix.  By the end of the week things don't look all that nice.  But I wouldn't put to much stock in that just yet.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Great Conditions..........

Went out riding Thursday evening and overall the conditions are good to great.  Had dinner at Coach Light Inn and returned the same way we went over, through the flats.  Was sad to find the single track trail, that takes you over the bridge and up switch backs to the back side of  Trail Side Inn is closed.  Parts of ten mile had ice in the corners and you had to keep on your toes when going into them.  Be careful and trust me when I say this, conditions are so good you can get yourself in trouble in a split second.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019


For those of you that may not know it.  Snofest is this weekend here in Old Forge and here is a link for more info.  The cams on top of McCauley and the trail cam have been going on and off again.  I'm leaning towards an internet connection problem with the way it has been acting and would really like to get them back online before the weekendI had to much going on around here during the day to get away.  So I'm meeting the groomer guy at 2am for a ride to the top.  Conditions are really good and people are going out and doing 150 to 200 miles loops with no problems.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019


I went out and got video for a report yesterday.  But I ran out of time and didn't get to it.  I can tell you this.  Conditions are better than great and if you aren't here you are missing out.  I'll have more later.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Lost and Found..........

A special socket was found in the back parking lot a few weeks ago.  So if you stayed with us this winter and have something that needs a special socket.  Go check that you still have it, as it may be on my desk now.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Going to be..............

Monday we had light snow in the air and saw a dusting.  The forecast is looking great for the week, with limited sun and snow on Tuesday.  But beginning Sunday, who knows how things are going to be.  Long range forecast could change.  But do you want to take that chance?  We are coming to the end of the season. So any seat time you can get in, could be last for this year.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Looking good.........

The upcoming week is looking good and the riding conditions are going to hold with the cold temps we'll have this week.   So don't put it off to long or you may regret it.  Because we are in to March and things can go down hill fast this time of the year.

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Second day............

Just a video again, sorry but I ran out of hours today.  Conditions are good and it looks like it will be that way all week.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Just a video...............

Today's video....

Don't miss out............

Some years we do and others we don't.  But it's looking pretty good that we'll have snow for SnoFest this year.  So the demo rides will be a go and you don't want to miss out on them if you're in the market for a new sled.  Conditions are great and long range forecast is looking good also.

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