Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report: The Forks, Maine January 8, 2020

THE FORKS TRAIL REPORT 1/8/2020

January 2020 Snowmobile Trail

Inch by inch, snow has arrived in The Forks and we’ve finally been able to get the groomers on the trails this week.  By Friday, we will have packed and signed all trail sections except the Kennebec River Trail, and parts of ITS 87 heading south toward Bingham.

Overall, we are in low snow/early season conditions. All sections are passable and people are out and about riding around. Sections on unplowed roads are in good shape. Woods trails are thin and rough.  There are still some wet spots that haven’t frozen over completely yet.

ITS 86 FROM BERRY’S HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE TO ITS 88 JUNCTION
On Tuesday, we packed this section to Moxie Dam. We will finish packing to the ITS 88 junction on Thursday. Intown has not been packed . . . need more snow. In town is very boney, but passable. After 1 mile, things improve. ITS 86 around the south of Mosquito Mtn is rough, as is the 1 mile Power Line section at Lake Moxie. From Moxie Dam up to ITS 88 junction is mostly unplowed roads and is good riding. They have finished logging and trucking on the Loop Road section.

KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL
Need more snow before we will pack this trail. Riders have been using it however.

BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Groomer is packing this today. Mostly unplowed roads so should be in good shape. There is no connection off the south end of the BMT to the Wind Mills in Bingham, as there has been in the past. Only access to the Wind Mills is a trail off ITS 87 north of Bingham. The Bald Mtn Trail and Pleasant Pond Trail form a nice loop ride between ITS 86 and ITS 87.

ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM
This section is being packed by the groomer today. However, we are only packing to the Moore’s Bog bridge. Need a few inches more snow before we can pack this trail further south.

PLEASANT POND TRAIL
Groomer is packing this today. Mostly unplowed roads so should be in good shape.

BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL
We will open and pack this trail next week.

CARATUNK SPUR
Waiting for more snow before packing with groomers.

Jim Yearwood
Forks Area Trails Snowmobile Club
The Forks Maine Snowmobile Trail Map

Day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201, it’s currently closed but will be open NEXT WEEK.
**PLEASE NOTE: gas is CASH ONLY and available 9:00am-5:00pm

Zach hit the trails on January 9th, on the freshly groomed Bald Mountain Trail — here’s the good and the bad on his first trail report of the 2020 season!

 

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