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Snowmobile Trail Report, March 5, 2020

This coming weekend is looking like it will be another good weekend to get out and enjoy the best white ribbon in the Northeast.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we received a little warm weather but with over 2 feet of snow the trails will again be beautiful once the groomers get out and do what they do.

There might be some water and ice laying in the low areas due to this warm spell that just occurred, so please pay attention.

This weekend there are a lot of different activities. The St. Francis Sno-Angels are having their snowmobile drag races on Saturday, with registration from 8-10. Check out their Facebook page for more info. Lakeview is having their Angel Snowfest on Saturday and Sunday with all kinds of activities.

Just a reminder of caution as deer, moose, and turkeys are out and about, so if you see tracks on the trails, slow down.

TRAIL INFORMATION:

Soldier Pond is reporting that their 96 and trail 73 are all groomed. Watch out for the moose.

Washburn Snowmobile Club are reporting a few bumps here and there but will be all groomed by Friday.

Nordic Lakers are reporting good conditions.

Portage Lakers are reporting good conditions and will be out as soon as the temps drop. ITS 85 to Eagle Lake turn around was groomed on Wednesday night and ITS 90 will be done on Thursday night.

Caribou is reporting good conditions. They are out grooming on Thursday and will be out all weekend. The short section of trail on the East side of the Aroostook river was groomed with the big groomer on Monday, this section is being groomed with a snowmobile and pipe drag. The bumps were getting quite big.

Fort Kent is reporting good conditions. They are reporting a water hole on the power line which is ITS 85N. it is marked. Starting tomorrow on ITS 85 there will be a logging operation so please use caution. They will be getting signs up.

Eagle Lake is reporting good conditions. There is logging on 85 and caution should be used in these areas. There are several sections of plowed roads so please use caution. They are marked very well.

Fort Fairfield is reporting that they will be out to fix the trails for the weekend the minute the weather cools down. 

St. Francis Sno-Angels report ITS92 is in good shape and will look at everything once it cools down. The guys will be going out late afternoon on Thursday. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Central Aroostook Snowmobile Club reports that trails were holding up nicely before the rain and will be out as soon as they can.

Ashland is reporting to be on the lookout for water holes and washouts and will be out once the temps drop.

Allagash is reporting that they are grooming ITS 92 and 120 as I write this report on Thursday morning. The Estcourt trail will also be done on Thursday. 

Frenchville is reporting all trails groomed on Tuesday and will be back out before the weekend.

Red Arrow is reporting good conditions and will be out all weekend.

Chapman Ridge Runners are reporting good conditions before the rain and will be out the first chance they get and will have them in great shape for the weekend.

Aroostook River Snowmobile club are reporting good conditions before the warm weather and will be back out on Thursday.

Easton is reporting that they had all trails groomed and in good shape before the warm spell. They will be out on Thursday and Thursday night.

Madawaska is reporting all trails groomed before the warm spell and will be back out once the temps drop.

Grand Isle is reporting that they will have all trails groomed Thursday night.

Presque Isle Snowmobile club is reporting good conditions. All was done before the warm spell. They plan on going out Friday.

Van Buren is good conditions. Logging operation on trail 94 in the Cyr Plantation area, it is signed, please use caution. They have received their new machine and should be running with 2 groomers to finish out the rest of the season.

Limestone Snow Hawks are reporting all trails in good shape before the warm spell and will be back out once the temps cool down. Caution is advised as there is a logging operation on trail 100A. The trail is signed

Caswell (Pleasant Ridge Riders) reporting good conditions and will have everything done by Friday.

SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK: 

Bowlin Matagamon Shin Pond Snowmobile Club: All trails were groomed Sunday night 3/1 into the early hours of Monday 3/2.  Monday is a scheduled non grooming day due to lower traffic. Tuesday was a beautiful warm bluebird day with excellent riding. Unfortunately

Tuesday night was too warm to groom. We received some rain Wednesday morning that did no damage followed by snow flurries.  Wednesday night is usually our other scheduled non grooming night but due to not being able to groom Tuesday groomers will be out tonight when temps fall below freezing. All trails will be groomed after starting tonight and there will again be great conditions in time for the weekend. 
There are weeks of great riding still left so don’t get caught watching your grass grow and get up here. 

East Grand Snowmobile Club is reporting they will be out again before the weekend and will update on their Facebook page.

Molunkus Valley Snowmobile Club are reporting the trails are holding up well and will be back out once it cools down. Wildlife is everywhere so please use caution. If you see a groomer out there, please give them a big thumbs up as they have done a great job.

Linneus Sno Sports are reporting trails to be in good condition and will be out before the weekend.

Oxbow-Masardis Snowmobile Club reporting Last night was the first night in the last 6 weeks that our groomer stayed home. With the warm temps and predicted rain/snow showers we felt best to let it rest. We will be out starting tonight on ITS 85 to Masardis. Thursday night we will grooming ITS 85 south. If all goes well, we with back out on ITS 85 Friday and Saturday night. ITS 86 will be done ether very early Friday morning or on Saturday.
We have far surpassed our grooming hours funded by our state grant. We have 2 groomer donation units out at Umcolcus Sporting Camps and at the Homestead Lodge. If you enjoy riding on groomed trails, please stop and donate to help us out.

Big Valley Sno Club (Island Falls) are reporting good conditions and will be out once the temps drop.

Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snow sled Club are reporting excellent conditions they were out last night and will be out again Tonight.

Patten Rockabema Snow Rangers are reporting good conditions.

Benedicta Snow Gang are reporting good conditions and will be out on Thursday night. On a side note their membership is getting close to 150 and there are a few more weeks so keep them coming.

Eastern Maine Snow Riders(Macwahoc) reporting good conditions.
For the most up to date grooming information of our trail system and groomer tracking please visit http://bmspsledclub.evtrails.com

ON THE SOCIAL SIDE:

Linneus Sno Sports will be having a breakfast this Sunday from 7-10 at the clubhouse

Fort Fairfield snowmobile club will be having a breakfast this Sunday from 7-10 at the clubhouse located on the Strickland Road.

Ashland will be hosting their annual fundraiser this Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. at the Ashland VFW.

Central Aroostook Snowmobile Club will be having a Fun Run Ride this Saturday. Register at the Clubhouse which is located off ITS 81 from 9-10.

Cold Mountain Snowmobile club will be hosting their last breakfast of the season on March 22 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Grand Isle Community Center.

Presque Isle Snowmobile Club will be hosting their stew nights on Friday nights for the remainder of the season.

Washburn Trail Runners clubhouse will be open Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 12.

St. Francis Sno-Angels clubhouse will be open on Saturdays for lunch starting at 11. Pool tournament every Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

Meduxnekeag Ramblers snowsled clubhouse will be having breakfast every Saturday during the season from 6-9.

Gateway Snowmobile Club will be having their spring fling on March 29.

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