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Trail Report, 2017

Jan 18, 2017 | 3:17 pm

Katahdin region Trail Update as of Jan 18th: Tonight Wednesday 1/18 we are grooming all the way from Millinocket to Penobscot Pond via ITS 85/86 (the Pole Line, State Road, Abol to Penobscot Pond). Tonight we are also grooming in-town Millinocket. Monday Night we groomed the Logan Pond Trail to Stacyville Road – note icy section beyond Sandy Stream Bridge – ride here with caution. On Friday we groomed to Penobscot Pond to Whitehouse Landing, the Logan Pond Trail (groomed again on Monday) and The Pole Line. Conditions on these trails are good now. We groomed the 109 Connector (great condition) and we groomed the Stacyville Road to Whetstone, mostly excellent, with a few rocks between Huber and Sandy Stream. Good riding overall. Conditions are generally hard pack with granular surface, makes for fast riding and icy in sections, liquid cooled engines need to pay attention to avoid overheating, but there should be enough surface to work with to avoid that. Some snow is in the forecast for the next couple of days, will update and groom accordingly. Remember, ride right and see you on the trails. The River Driver’s Restaurant on Millinocket Lake off ITS 85/86 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has gas for sleds. Trailside lodging onsite at NEOC/Twin Pines www.neoc.com 207-723-5438

Jo-Mary trail Update: On 1/13/17 they Groomed: ITS 109 to 86; Black Pond trail; the PP x-over; the Parkway trail; ITS 111, 109/111 x-over; Ragged Mtn. trail; 109s toward Medway; the Downtown connector trail to the Wiley bridge. On 1/16/17 they groomed The Russell Point trail and the actual trail up to the Fire Tower off Ragged Mountain. Sno-Rovers groomed Tuesday 1/17/2017: ITS 83 north to Whetstone, 83 South to Endless Lake, Local in town trails and also the 109/South Twin Connector. Trails are hard and flat, scratchers will help for lubrication or when the temps warm up a bit.

Shin Pond groomed on Tuesday 1/17/: ITS114S/85S to the Mudbrook road (5 miles north of Whetstone Bridge). The Beneducta club had been out 83 and over 83/85 to Whetstone as well. Craig also groomed ITS114N/85S to the intersection of 71D. On Friday 1/13/17 they groomed ITS114/64 to where it meets ITS 81 just outside of Patten, including one pass around the Katahdin Loop trail off 64. 114/85/71D to Grand Lake Sebeios. ITS114/85 south to the Mudbrook Rd crossing north of Whetstone. The Benedicta club has done 83 out of Sherman to Whetstone and NEOC is coming north of ITS85 to Whetstone. Overall the trail riding is very good. There is good snow cover and trails do not have any washouts or dirt showing, they have loose snow for lubrication so overheating is also a non issue.

 

Grooming Report: Twin Pine Snowmobile Club

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Jan 17, 2017 Logan Pond Trail in its entiretyGroomed Monday Night - Good condition
Jan 15, 2017 Groomed 85-86 from the Timber Cruisers via Stacyville Rd to WhetstoneGroomed Saturday night - good condition, some rocks in few places
Jan 15, 2017 Central Street Millinocket & Behind Hotels to Jerry PondGroomed Saturday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 Pole Line (ITS 85/86) from Millinocket to Millinocket LakeGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 South Twin ConnectorGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 Millinocket Local Trails, Pit to Hotels/DolbyGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 85/86 State Rd via Abol to Penobscot PondGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 ITS 85/86 to Whitehouse Landing side of rockpileGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 Wild Kingdom TrailGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Dec 22, 2016 Grant Brook Rd To Penobscot PondNot accessible yet for snowmobiling - ongoing logging - access instead via State Road/Abol to Penobscot Pond

Grooming Report: East Branch Sno-Rovers

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Jan 18, 2017 ITS83 South - Clubhouse to Cedar Lake, Endless and South TwinGroomed Tuesday night - good condition, hard, flat, not so much available lubrication for some sleds
Jan 17, 2017 East Millinocket Local TrailsGroomed Tuesday night - good condition, hard, flat, not so much available lubrication for sled
Jan 17, 2017 SNO-ROVERS N-Whetstone AreaGroomed Tuesday night - good condition, hard, flat, not so much available lubrication for sled
Jan 14, 2017 109 SouthGroomed Friday Night - good condition

Grooming Report: Jo-Mary Riders

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Jan 14, 2017 ITS 111Groomed 1/13/2017 - great condition
Jan 14, 2017 ITS 109 S Towards MedwayGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 Downtown Connector to Wiley BridgeGroomed Friday Night - good to excellent condition
Jan 14, 2017 P.P. X-overGroomed Friday- excellent riding
Jan 14, 2017 ITS 109 to ITS 86Groomed Friday Night - good to excellent condition
Jan 14, 2017 The Parkway TrailGroomed Friday Night - good condition
Jan 14, 2017 109 to 111 X-overGroomed Friday- excellent riding
Jan 14, 2017 Black Pond TrailGroomed Friday- excellent riding
Jan 14, 2017 Fire Tower TrailGroomed Friday - Good condition
Jan 14, 2017 Ragged Mountain TrailGroomed Friday Night - good condition

Grooming Report: Bowlin Matagamon Shin Pond Area

Date Trail Groomed Trail Conditions
Jan 17, 2017 Bowlin - Matagamon - Shin Pond areaReported that full system is groomed
Jan 15, 2017 ITS 85 into 114Reports are that have been groomed over the weekend from the 14th onwards
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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