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.
This weekend is the snowmobile reciprical weekend for Maine, NH, and Vermont. Besides those from Maine who want to ride the best trails around, we have possibly hundreds of out of state riders who want to take advantage of not paying additional registration and ride. I wish we had 30 more cabins to accommodate more people. Well maybe not, but it is hard to turn so many people away. So what should people from NH and Vermont do next year? Book your cabin early.
It is only the second week in January and so far, a really good snowmobile season! The storm last week dumped large amounts of fluffy dry snow on us right before New Years weekend. The groomers did go out nightly to work on the trails but honestly, they were not ideal until New Years Day. The cold temps this week and less use has helped. Trails are smooth and fast all over our region.
We are also hearing from surrounding areas with the same reports.
New Long Pond loop made to take you down to Parlin and back and Pittston made a new 9 mile trail to Seboomook dam.
There is a ton of work involved to make and maintain the trails out there so be sure to support the clubs where you ride. Memberships are an option or donate what you can. Ride safe.
Although the Border Riders Club have not opened the trails yet, there are people out riding. Plenty of snow on unplowed roads and in the higher elevations. I was told there is over 20 inches of that white stuff after this last storm. It was very fluffy snow so getting it packed on the trails is going to take a bit of time. The groomers have started working their magic. Our trail master said trails could be ready by this weekend.
There is ice on the lake but we are not sure how thick yet. I did see snowmobile tracks along our shoreline this morning.
So it is looking to be a good start to the 2017 winter season. We will update you all as we know more either here or on our Facebook page. Call us soon.
This past week, winter in Jackman Maine has arrived. Our night time temperatures have been below 20 degrees. This is not only helping the snow we are getting already to stay but providing us with a good base.
We even had a skim of ice on Big Wood the other day but then the wind picked up and it broke up. But the water temperature was down to 38 and dropping daily. Soon we will see a solid frozen lake from our cabins.
Continue reading “Jackman maine weather winter has arrived”
Finally it seems winter has arrived with plenty of snow for some AWESOME riding. Reports from Jackman region as well as surrounding areas are all good. Some spots near Parlin a bit rough and in town trails could use a bit more snow but all in all…great trails for those of you here to ride this week.
Temperatures to drop well below zero tonight and tomorrow so bundle up.
Keep in mind, winter came in like a lamb so mostly go out like a lion. Make you reservations now for late March riding ❗
This mornings webcam shot of Bog Wood Lake. Temperatures were up to 38 this morning and it was raining. Seems cooler, windier and drying up now with lower temperatures in the forecast. Yesterday, in town, we got about 2 inches of snow and 4+ in higher elevations.
What a crazy winter and yet it seems that Jackman has the only snow for riding.
Do your snow dance people and sing it loud ❗ You know the song 🙂
What more can I say! An awesome site on Christmas morning at 6:10 AM. Next one in 2034!
Then on the 26th, it was still pretty huge but a bit later as it set over Big wood so we got this image also.
All through the year, views of the mountains, the colors and reflections off of Big Wood, even the glorious white of winter pull my eye to constantly. Yesterday though, even though all the colors in the trees are gone, the reflections of Hog Island, the mountains beyond and the sky just took my breath away. Always something new to see ❗
Will we have a winner this year? Last year, Ice Out was on May 7th and no one chose that date.
So how does one choose the date? We had a lot more snow last year but was it as cold ❓ Will the colder than normal temperatures we had but also less snow than we usually have affect the Ice Out date? We shall see.
SO let the guessing begin.
The deadline to post your vote this year is 8am on April 15th, 2015.
So how this will work:
Add a comment to this post with your guess as to the date the ice will go out this year. We can only accept one date per person. If you post the same date that is already posted, your post will not be recognized. If more then one person chooses a date before I can approve their comment, I will go by who posted the comment first.
The winning date will be what the Town of Jackman records as the ice out date for 2015. Whomever chooses that date, will win 50% off one night when they stay with us 2 or more days. This offer will expire March 31, 2016.
Please Note: Only one discount permitted per stay at Cozy Cove Cabins and our same discount rules apply. (payment by check or cash, cabin minimum must be met, you must mention you saw this on our blog when you make the reservation)
Watch our webcam for signs of change. In a couple weeks, when it warms up, we are planning to move our webcam back outside so that all will have a better view of Hog Island and the lake. That may help you with your decision.
GOOD LUCK ❗