31 Dec 13 The Forks Area, Maine, Snowmobile Trail Report – Monday, December 30th, 2013
We have plenty of snow on the ground, and the trails have groomed out great. We are on our regular grooming schedule on all 100 miles of The Forks Trail System. Riding is really good on all sections. Things are frozen up hard and we’ve been able to cover over most ditches, hazards, etc. Even with the abundant snow, it is early season so ride carefully.
- ITS 86 FROM BERRY’S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARDS GREENVILLE Groomed on Monday night and in good shape. The Power Line section near Lake Moxie has a couple rough spots, but not bad at all. The Shirley Road is plowed with an active logging operation for about 1.5 miles. There’s a good hard packed snow base on the road. Watch for trucks through there.
- ITS 88 FROM ITS 86 HEADING WEST TOWARD ROCKWOOD Groomed our section Monday night, to the Dyer Road. In good condition.
- ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM Groomed on Monday. Great riding all the way. There is a logging operation on the Hangtown Road, where we are sharing the road for ½ mile. Watch for trucks. The 3 mile spur trail up to the Moxie Mountain Lookout has been groomed. Spectacular views of Sugarloaf and the Bigelows!
- BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL Groomed all the way through on Sunday with great riding.
- BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL We have not groomed our 4 mile section yet. Hope to get to it before the weekend.
- PLEASANT POND TRAIL Groomed on Sunday. Good going all the way through.
- KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL We have not groomed this yet. Plan to get to it later this week.
Great start to the season!
For day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201. The lot is very large, well plowed and will easily accommodate large trailers. The entrance to the lot is ¼ mile south of Northern Outdoors. It is marked with a large sign on Route 201. Groomed access to all trails. 91 octane gas, trail maps, food are available at Northern Outdoors main lodge.
Jim Yearwood, Trailmaster
Northern Outdoors Snowmobile Club