The weather forecast included rain and 40 degree temps so it had me a bit concerned for the trails but all should be good. I spoke to a groomer yesterday who said that the trails are in good shape and even a little rain should not impact them too much.
The temperature here went up to 38 today and we did have a little rain but no major downpour. And now, it is 4pm, 🙂 I am happy to say… BBRRRRRRR ❗
The temp is 28 and the wind kicked up so we now have a little sideways snow happening here. Where did they burst of cold wind come from?
So anyhow, Come on up to Jackman to ride. You can still get home to watch the game on Sunday.
Us grown ups will find that there is great opportunity to ride the trails in Jackman but what about the kids ❓
This little guy (I believe he is only 5 or 6) is having a great time just riding around our property. Dad made him a path to take and he is off, having a great time. He told me he loves riding up the hill the best.
I spoke to a groomer the other day and he said that last weekend was tough to keep up with the trails because of all the fresh snow (every other day) and the riders hitting the trails before they could be groomed.
He also said that with the snow we were to get (last night we got about 6 inches and a foot in some areas) they planned to go out today to begin the grooming. Temperatures are going to drop well below zero next couple days and the amounts of snow we have plus the sub-zero temps, he feels the trails are going to be in great shape by this weekend. They now have 3 groomers and should all be out doing their thing.
Plus they hope to be able to open the trail around the clubhouse soon…I believe the land owners are requiring one more gate to go up. We also heard that someone just received the “”contract?”” to groom from the Forks and north to us, which is why that connection south was not good last weekend. I understand they are beginning to work on those trails this week. We-ll let you now what we know.
SO this all answers some of my questions. There is more to it than just getting on a groomer machine and riding the trails.
Hope to see you soon!
It is snowing again this morning 😀
What a great way to welcome in 2008. Our snowmobilers are already heading out to ride on that fresh powder and enjoy their day.
Trail reports are varied from guests. Most say they have had some great rides this weekend.
…those are the ones that understand that with all the snow we have had this weekend alone, the groomers cannot get to every trail in the region by 9 am each day. Did you know that a Groomer can only go about 5 miles an hour:?: I as well as most think they are doing a great job this season.
I say all of this because we had a few guests that whined that “”none of the trails were even groomed””. They must not have looked at the map or listened to us when we told them about the few areas that are closed or cannot be groomed yet due to bogs or harvesting. Or maybe they just like to whine!
Anyhow, Kudos to the groomers and trail workers in this region. They have done a great job preparing the trails so early in the season. And a majority of snowmobilers are having a great weekend out there.
I saw this post by mainesledda at hardcoresledder forum and thought I-d add it here FYI.
“”As i type I am lyin in bed at Bishops. Yesterday we rode over to the farm for lunch. Asked them about the Kerry Brook trail and was told it was not open yet. That is always a good ride down to Rockwood. So we left the farm and headed back the way we came in. At the intersection with 66 took a left and headed to Rockwood that way. Trails were really quite good even though they had not been groomed in a couple of days. Once in Rockwood we fueled up and rode down 88 toward the Forks. i was intending to head down 87 and cut over to 89 and come back into town from the south but this didnt happen. It seeems that the Forks system has been groomed so that once your there you stay there. What i mean is, They have groomed everything but where it connects to other systems. And signage is awful. The Jackman, Pittston farm, Rockwood systems are fine. That loop was about 140 miles. Havin a real good time. 1 minor mishap on Thurs afternoon, wife did some OFF trail ridin!!! Course then she came down with the Jackman flu (margaritas at Schmooses) and missed the ride on Friday. BTW watch out the friggin idiots. There seems to be a bunch of em here this weekend. Ride Safe””
Overnight last night we got another…about 6 inches of the fluffy white. And as you can see, the snowmobilers are wakening and getting ready to ride ❗
We are both active members of the Jackman Chamber of Commerce and have been working on some fun stuff at the chamber web site for snowmobilers. We hope you enjoy the new Jackman [url=http://jackmanmaine.org]Maine snowmobile trail report [/url] with almost daily updates throughout the season. In addition, we, at our chamber site, are in the process of offering a place to get more info about the various trails in the area. You can check out a 3d map with trail markings, leave a comment or ask a question about the trail and area, download or upload gpx of the trail and download and upload geocache coordinates for caches near the trails.
If there is more information, comments, corrections etc. about the offerings on the website, please don-t hesitate to email or call the chamber. We want this to be useful resource for all winter sportsman.
In the future, once we start getting some good gpx files of the trails, we hope to offer the ability to plot the trails on a map and interact with it.
With a lot of snow so far this season, we think this might be a great snowmobile year and we hope everyone comes out and enjoys the trails.
Special thanks to the Borders Riders Club and Maine Snowmobile Association for making Maine and the Jackman Moose River Region a premier snowmobiler-s vacation destination!
Even though I think I last reported that trails are not to open until the 15th, there are many riders up here having a great time. I believe most are off trail riding but it is hard to say. The snow we received packed down great and since it has stayed so cold, it is a great base.
I will let you know when I hear more about the trails…
This is going to be a fantastic winter season so make your reservations soon…cabins are filling up! And remember, make 2 reservations at Cozy Cove Cabins in a 30 day period, and store your sleds here. 😀 May as well try to save a little $ on the towing back and forth cost. Space is limited
IT-S SNOWING 🙂
Even though I will always try to keep you all informed about the snow conditions and trail conditions
on this bloggie, the JMRRCOC now has a trail report that will be updated daily. You can access it from
the Jackman Chamber of Commerce homepage at www.jackmanmaine.org.
The Border Riders Club is always in need of help to get the trails ready, put up signage, etc…if you have the time, give them a call or email to see what you can do to help. The sooner this all gets done, the sooner they can open the trails. Date planned is for December 15th but the work needs to be done first!
Check back later today for a picture or two of WHAT-S HAPPENING AT COZY COVE CABINS ❗
We cannot give true trail reports yet as the trails are not even open but some are taking advantage of the snow that has already fallen in the hills and doing some off trail riding 🙂
It will be a great snow season this year…so I just wanted you all to know that I will be updating this bloggie with snow reports and of course ice conditions….as for the ice, it is not yet ice but as cold as it has been, should not be long.
This morning though, Big Wood was pretty calm still and there were sheetings of ice atop …then as the wind began to pick up a little, small movement in the lake made a “”crackling”” sound as the ice close to shore cracked and broke up. I wish I had the umph to go down to the shore at that time (6am) with my video camera so you could hear the sounds being made. It was pretty cool. Maybe next time.
See you all soon! THINK SNOW ❗