Check out this video and the tire gets in another hit before it's over.
Friday, March 31, 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023
You know the old saying, it's not over till you hear the lady singing. Well let's just say she is singing loud. The last two days have taken us from great springtime conditions to no conditions. Thanks to everyone for watching this year again. With nothing to report on I'll be taking a break. But check in from time to time as you never know when I might post on something.
Two sleds made it to Stillwater for a late lunch on Wednesday. Will they be the last sighting of sleds for the season? Conditions went downhill fast on Wednesday and it's pretty much over. The guesscast doesn't show any snow that will turn things around. But you never know, there's still a week plus before the gates swing shut.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
I couldn't just sit here and not get in my last ride of the season on a nice sunny day. Went out this afternoon and put on 54 miles. Had a guest check in mid-morning and return late afternoon and he did 140 miles. It's springtime conditions and us few nuts that won't give up are having a blast. But the sad thing is, I think it will all be coming to an end on Wednesday. Temps in the 40's and R on Thursday will do it in.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
The first day of spring is Monday the 20th. What the heck happened to winter, besides it never ever really getting here. The lake effect we got Saturday into Sunday really made a difference in the conditions and it shows by how many people stopped at Stillwater on Sunday. Can't tell you for sure how much we got. But you can see it on the railing at Stillwater. Had a true die hard stay the night on Saturday. He drove up from Maryland on Saturday morning, rode 120 miles in the afternoon and headed back to Maryland early Sunday morning. Now that is someone that really enjoys snowmobiling.
If you do and you ride in the Old Forge area you may want to contact the dealer you buy from and Polaris. Why do I say this? Don's Polaris has been a dealer in Old Forge for 53 years. This spring they plan on retiring and at this time it doesn't sound like there will be anyone taking over Don's or a Polaris dealer in Old Forge for next season. There have been people interested in taking over the dealership. But when they find out what Polaris will require of them to keep the dealership they back away. I don't have the answer on how to fix this and these are just my thoughts. But a call to your dealer and or Polaris can't hurt. Because will you continue to ride a Polaris if you can't get it into a dealer for repairs, pick up accessories or have warranty work done where you ride?
Saturday, March 18, 2023
The freeze thaws have started and with the way the long range is looking the end is near. I'm sure some of you think it's here already. But it all depends on what you're looking for. Have a few guests in and they had a fun day of riding. But you are not going to make any kind of loops at this point.
Friday, March 17, 2023
The R didn't start till afternoon which helped us out big time. Now we just need the temps to drop and freeze things back down for some Saturday riding. Radar is showing some snow to the west of us at 10pm. Cross your finger and get dancing that we see some new white stuff.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SATURDAY TO 8 PM EDT SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE...Northern Herkimer County and far northwestern Hamilton County.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Last thing of the day I put the video together. At 10:15 Tuesday night the power went out and without power there's no video making. It came back on about an hour later, however the camera systems don't reset till the morning after a power outage. What did I mess up in this video?
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Monday, March 13, 2023
It started snowing around 8am. First warning was 12 to 18. Second was 10 to 15. The question is, will the third one come true?
WINTER STORM WARNING
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy, wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches. * WHERE...Northern Herkimer County.
Watch till the end and you'll see what I'm talking about. The big question is will we get the 8 to 12 in the revised guesscast. If we do, I'm going for a ride. Because after looking at the 10 day this could be the end of the season. We'll still have snow, but the daily freeze and thaw could ice everything over and make it useless.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Daylight savings time has started and with it will surely bring the roller coaster of trail conditions. But wait a minute, that's been the whole season. This upcoming week is a perfect example. Looks like we should have great mid-week riding and by the weekend who knows what it will be like. Could be great conditions or a _hit show and we won't know till Saturday morning. How do you plan for that?
Saturday, March 11, 2023
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
* WHAT...Heavy wet snow possible. Total snow accumulations of one to one and a half feet possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph at times.
* WHERE...Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of eastern New York as well as southern Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
You're going to find good, fair and ugly when it comes to trail conditions this week and what we have isn't for everyone. The guests I have in are doing 50 to 150 miles a day and are having a good time doing it. But if you think you're going to go wherever you want to, it's not going to happen. We're into springtime conditions.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
Went out for a quick ride to see firsthand how it is. There are some spots that are just plain ugly. They are short lived and over all I'm not sorry I took my sled out. Conditions will also improve with the colder temps moving back in this week. The last few days the groomers couldn't do much besides pan the trails. It is March 6th and at this point any seat time is a bonus with the season we had this year. It all depends on what you're looking for.
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023
WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
* WHERE...Herkimer, Montgomery and Southern Washington Counties.
* WHEN...From Friday evening through Saturday evening.
Thursday, March 2, 2023
I just looked and it was Thursday the 23rd when the 10 day guesscast was calling for 2 feet of snow all together. We have three days left before the 10 days are over and guess what. The 1 foot mark is still showing on the snow stick.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
First full week of March is looking pretty good. But don't forget the sun is getting higher in the sky and the days are getting longer. Won't be long and the season will be over. So ride it while we got it! Because who knows how long it will be around with the way this season has treated us.