Jackman Trail Report February 1, 2017

Let the trail riding begin!  It is just my opinion but it seems that February is the best riding in our region.  We have snow in January and the trails are open and decent but seems like building that solid base of snow, ice then snow is what usually happens.

By February, the base is great and we get more snow and low temperatures, allowing the groomers to work their magic and keep the trails in top condition.  Which is what is happening now. We were minus 11 this morning and it is snowing now.

Last week, we had some warmer temperatures and a crazy amount of people over the weekend (reciprocal weekend) so no matter how much work our groomers did, the trails were never given time or cold air to set up.    Some riders complained they were really bad and others said they were great.  As usual, a matter of opinion and also where and when they rode.

The Border Riders Club reports all trails in our region in all directions are good to really good.  Long Pond loop offering option south as well as East.

Rockwood club and Pittston are both reporting good trails this week also.ITS 88 and 66 will be groomed tonight. A new trail to Long Pond opened and another from Kokadjo trail or from Pittston Farm to the NE Carey is good.

Going south, 86 to Grand Falls was groomed but will need a couple more passes. 87 from the power lines to West Forks was not groomed yet. All other trails south of Jackman were looking good according to the clubs.

So there you have it.  Our weekends are full but if you can, book a few nights during the week with us to get in some great riding this month.  And don’t forget about March riding!    Could be even better.

The attached picture shared to FB by J.T. was taken 2 days ago.trail Turcotte