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Trail Report, 2017

Feb 22, 2017 | 5:13 pm

TPSC Snowmobile Grooming update: Last night we groomed the Stacyville Road ITS85/86 and the South Twin Connector.  We groomed ITS 85/86 the State Road to Logan Pond Trail and also to Abol and to Penobscot Pond.  Conditions:  Warmer conditions on the ground today.  The State Road is still bumpy, the Grant Brook Road is better, but not great.  Logan Pond, Abol and Penobscot Pond are good, (feedback from riders in house today).  Stacyville and South Twin Connector as of early this morning they were flat and good.

Jo-Mary Riders: Yesterday they groomed: ITS 111 to the JM road; B-Pond; Greenleaf Mtn. / Gauntlet Falls loop; ITS 109 section to the Parkway; The Parkway via Scenic loop to 10 mile gate and returned from there due to some Mechanical issues.  Trails groomed on Monday Night; ITS 109 to ITS 86; Black Pond; PP x-over; ITS 111; 109/111 x-over; Downtown connector.  Grooming will resume once the temps drop – which looks like the end of the week. Word from the Jo-Mary trails is that the trails are really good, flat and good riding.

From TPSC: Some of the trails in our system have been particularly challenging past week.  We have heard your complaints and concerns and have been working on correcting the issues; 2 machines down, some newer groomers (although that is not the underlying issue) etc.  But know that we hear you:  You are being beaten black and blue from riding some trails and we are being beaten black and blue online J and trying to correct the problem.  So the gloves are back on, we are back in the ring (actually we never left) and we have worked to correct the problem over the past few days and make things better.  Not a lot we can do for the next few though as it is too warm and grooming when it is warm does not work.  We appreciate your support, your patience and your input.  Ride Right, Ride Safe, Keep it Positive When you Can and See you on the Trails.

 

Feb 17, 2017 | 11:44 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club – Katahdin/Millinocket Region: The Grant Brook Road is now open and will be groomed again tonight. Tonight we plan on grooming The Stacyville Road, The Stratton Trail (112), In town Trails, and to Penobscot Pond via the Grant Brook Road. Last night we groomed Stacyville Road, The Stratton Trail (112), The Pole Line ITS 85/86, Millinocket Hotels, and the South Twin Connector. Excellent riding – with the wind there are some drifts in places – eg, close to the Baxter Visitor Center on the Logan Pond access trail. Tomorrow night – Pole Line, State Road, ITS 86/86 Via Abol to Penobscot Pond, Logan Pond, In town hotels and Stacyville Road. Jo Mary Riders Update: groomed on 2/16/17; ITS 109 to 86; Black Pond; PP x-over; Ragged Mtn. trail; B-Pond; 109/83 connector ITS 111; Downtown connector; 109S toward Medway; grooming will resume Friday pm. The River Driver’s Restaurant is open for food, gas for sleds and lodging onsite at NEOC/Twin Pines 207-723-5438

 

Grooming Report: Twin Pine Snowmobile Club

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Feb 22, 2017 South Twin ConnectorGroomed Tuesday Night - good condition
Feb 22, 2017 Logan Pond Trail in its entiretyGroomed Tuesday Night - good condition
Feb 22, 2017 Grant Brook Rd To Penobscot PondGroomed Monday Night - somewhat bumpy
Feb 22, 2017 85/86 State Rd via Abol to Penobscot PondGroomed Tuesday Night - good condition
Feb 22, 2017 Groomed 85-86 from the Timber Cruisers via Stacyville Rd to WhetstoneGroomed Tuesday Night - good condition
Feb 21, 2017 Pole Line (ITS 85/86) from Millinocket to Millinocket LakeGroomed Monday Night - bumpy
Feb 20, 2017 Stratton Trail / 112 ConnectorGroomed Sunday Night - good condition
Feb 20, 2017 Millinocket Local Trails, HotelsGroomed Monday Night
Feb 20, 2017 Central Street Millinocket & Behind Hotels to Jerry PondGroomed Sunday Night
Feb 17, 2017 ITS 85/86 to Whitehouse Landing side of rockpile and Penobscot PondGroomed Tuesday Night - good condition

Grooming Report: East Branch Sno-Rovers

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Feb 17, 2017 East Millinocket Local TrailsGroomed Thursday - good condition
Feb 17, 2017 SNO-ROVERS N-Whetstone AreaGroomed Thursday good riding, may be some drifts
Feb 17, 2017 109 SouthPacked Thursday scheduled for today, may be some drifts
Feb 16, 2017 ITS83 South - Clubhouse to Cedar Lake, Endless and South TwinScheduled for Friday

Grooming Report: Jo-Mary Riders

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Feb 22, 2017 ITS 109 S Towards MedwayGroomed Tuesday Night - good condition
Feb 22, 2017 Downtown Connector to Wiley BridgeGroomed Tuesday Night - good condition
Feb 17, 2017 P.P. X-overGroomed Thursday -good to excellent riding
Feb 17, 2017 ITS 109 to ITS 86Groomed Thursday Night - good condition
Feb 17, 2017 B Pond TrailGroomed Thursday Night - good condition
Feb 17, 2017 Black Pond TrailGroomed Thursday Night - good condition
Feb 17, 2017 Ragged Mountain TrailGroomed Thursday Night - good condition
Feb 17, 2017 ITS 111Groomed Thursday Night - good condition
Feb 10, 2017 The Parkway TrailScheduled for this weekend
Feb 10, 2017 109 to 111 X-overGroomed Wednesday Night - good condition, scheduled for this weekend

Grooming Report: Bowlin Matagamon Shin Pond Area

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Feb 15, 2017 ITS 85 into 114Reports are that all are grooming
Feb 15, 2017 Bowlin - Matagamon - Shin Pond areaThe are grooming full system should be groomed
The Twin Pine Snowmobile Club has a fleet of 250 horsepower BR 400 Bombardier diesel groomers (used by major ski resorts) and a dedicated staff of snowmobile trail groomers. The Club makes sure over 130 miles of Maine snowmobile trails in the Katahdin region of Northern Maine are groomed as often as the weather and conditions allow. The Map of Maine's Interconnected Trail System (ITS) is provided to snowmobilers through the joint effort of the Maine Snowmobile Association and the Snowmobile Division of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Department of Conservation under the direction of the MSA Trails Committee. The trails themselves are created through the efforts of the snowmobile clubs, the Snowmobile Division, local municipalities, supporting businesses and the many landowners throughout the state of Maine who generously allow access to sledders.
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