03 Mar 09 The Forks Maine – March Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report
We received about 4" from Mondays storm. Just enough to freshen up the trails. All 70 miles of The Forks Snowmobile Trail System are being groomed regularly with our 2 Tucker Terra Sno-Cats. For this week, the entire trail system will be groomed on each of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. There is some ice on the trails, especially on corners, from last Fridays thaw. RIDE WITH CAUTION.
- ITS 86 FROM BERRY’S STORE IN WEST FORKS, HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE. Good riding. Intown trails are a bit rough and hard. Better once out of town. There is a logging operation along a short section of the intown trail. Skidders can be crossing the trail, so be careful through there.
- BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL. Very good shape all the way through from ITS 86 to ITS 87.
- BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL. Closed for the season due to heavy logging and plowed roads on the Blanchard end.
- ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM. Very good riding. This trail winds around the base of Moxie Mountain for several miles, with spectacular views of the rocky summit. There is also fine off trail riding in the basin on the west side of the mountain, with expansive views of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Bigelow Range.
- PLEASANT POND TRAIL. Great shape all the way through from ITS 87 to the Bald Mountain Trail. This trail and ITS 87 make a great mountain loop, with outstanding scenery of Moxie Mountain, Pleasant Pond Mountain and Bald Mountain.
- KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL. Good riding all the way through from Northern Outdoors to Berry’s Store in West Forks. Very scenic trail along the Kennebec River.
As it stands now, we have about 3 feet of snow on the ground. That means we are set up for outstanding riding well into March and possibly some of April. Get out and enjoy another great Maine snowmobiling season!
For day trippers, there is a FREE PARK AND RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors Resort on Route 201. Gas, trail maps, food, restrooms and trail info are available right at the Lodge. Call 888-770-SLED for details.
Jim Yearwood, Trailmaster
Northern Outdoors Snowmobile Club