In town Jackman did not get the 6-10 inches of snow that was in the forecast last weekend but we did get about 2 in town. The good news is that in the higher elevations, where the trails are, about 6-8 .inches fell. Then this past week we have been snowing off and all, giving us here, about an inch or so a day.
As you can see from these photo taken (I think around Long Pond) by Riverview yesterday, the trails are in great shape. All the trails have been groomed. They found some rough areas but all in all, not bad considering. North of town seemed to be the best ride at this time.
The weather forecast is calling for rain throughout the state on Saturday, but will that happen here in Jackman? One never knows. It seems like the weatherman change the forecast every day. Keep doing the snow dance.
Hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to
a great new year in 2020.
Hopefully as you sang all the Christmas songs you included and sang loudly the chorus of “Let it snow, let it snow let it snow”
Now for the snowmobile trails: They are still closed. We have a decent base of ice in most areas but there simply is no snow to groom or to ride on. The trail-master has said we need about 6-8 inches before he will open the trails.
SO now is the time to do that snoopy snow dance.
The 2020 snowmobile season is approaching fast. We have already had some snow but trails are not open until December 15th, depending on the conditions. We will keep you updated as soon as we hear more. There have been some guys out riding the un-plowed roads and a bit of off trail. Remember to respect all land owners.
Hopefully you have tuned up the sled, checked your equipment and made your reservations. It won’t be long until we here the vroom vroom of sleds.
It is kinda hard to believe that the snowmobile trails are still in such great conditions. Reports from local groomers (on the 3rd) as well as Pittston Farm say “they are better then ever.” The rain packed it down a bit and now new snow is expected this week. Some reports say 8-12 inches.
Blue Ridge and Summit riders have stopped grooming but our trailmaster in Jackman said as long as the nights are cold enough and people are riding, they will continue to groom until April 14th, as trails here will close on the 15th.
Come on up for one last ride!
A snapshot from our webcam this morning.
It is a beautiful sunny, cold and breezy day out. The group of riders leaving today had nothing but good reports on the trails in the area. Ryan did over 300 miles yesterday.
Reports from surrounding clubs are also pretty good. It’s not too late to get at least another week of awesome riding.
The Border Riders Club will continue to groom until April 15th as long as the nights are cold.
We had about 14 inches of snow last week, then a bit of rain which really only improved the trails. Yesterday the groomers all went out and worked their magic.
This photo is the bridge that crossed over Moose River.
But I like this one as he captured the trail in front of him as well as what is behind him. Nice shot Matt Stone!
Reports from our guests and others on the BRC FB page is that the trails are awesome, “mint” and perfect. The skies are blue today and a perfect day to be out on the trails.
More snow in the forecast!
No, that is not what this is but with all the wind and the snow drifts over the ice, and how the sun is hitting it just right? It could be waves on a white ocean?
WOw, this is the first time in the 15 years we have been here that they can actually say that the trails are open on December 15th! Of course not everything is in good condition yet but this is going to give us a good solid base. It seems if everyone can just wait a bit to ride, the trails will get better with more snow.
It is simply beautiful out there and I had to share this with you. I took this photo about 10AM, and it is still snowing. I estimate that the total amount at that time was about 9 inches but we have started to get a little wind. Some snow blew off the deck and maybe some snow added to it. They say our totals should be over a foot after all said and done.
Hopefully, trails will open early this year.
Yes we did get snow last week and more expected Tuesday and Wednesday. We are already getting the call asking if the trails are open.
In Maine, the trails are not to open until December 15th. There is a good article by Joe Higgins, who is the supervisor off road RV Programs, which I will post the link to it below. But basically, this date is because landowners have asked for this. Plus there is still hunting muzzle loader hunting for a couple more weeks.
Our club posted that riding un-plowed roads right now is your only option. Please remember not to ride on plantations or where marked “no Snowmobiles” and respect our landowners.
I believe most trails are signed and work completed so that if this snow continues, our trails will open mid December but we will have to wait and see what the club and trail master decides. We will update you as soon as we know more.
Here is the link to the article.