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Trail Report, 2020

Mar 14, 2020 | 12:44 am

Katahdin Region Grooming Update: Spring like conditions in the region – trails are still rideable: this is from a review today at the River Drivers “Not bad 50 miles in 1:15. Raining but trails are nice” We received a couple of inches of snow Thu night and some light rain earlier in the day. Weather tomorrow: Isolated snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 34 and Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26, breezy. Ride right, ride safe and see you on the trails!

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: Groomed 3/11 – Spring Conditions: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail.
85/86 Pole Line = Thin spots, dirt in high sun areas, water holes opening up.
Groomed 3/9: 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond spring conditions; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd
Groomed 3/6 – Central St to Katahdin Inn, Not grooming unless we get more snow
Groomed 3/1 – Wild Kingdom, spring condition, will have water hole by now

Jo Mary Riders: FRIDAY AM UPDATE 3/13: Snowing right now, maybe a mix later. Trails are ridable/ Spring like conditions / Trails are mostly flat from warm temps and the snow has settled. As far as grooming? Temps are the factor

East Branch Sno-Rovers and ATV Club. March 12: 82 to Lincoln has been groomed. The groomer operator cautions riders to go slow, there is ice on 83 and 109. March 11: 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin will be groomed; March 10 at night: 83N to Whetstone was groomed. That trail is good once you get away from the clubhouse.

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

Stay Safe – From Jo Mary Riders: Let’s finish the snowmobiling season SAFE and SMART:
Continue to use extreme caution when venturing onto Maine’s waterways: Late season ice conditions can change rapidly, even over a span of hours. If ice at the shoreline is cracked, honeycombed or squishy, stay off!
Avoid areas with currents, such as inlets and outlets, as well as around bridges. Current weakens ice from the bottom up, and while the ice may look safe, it can be dangerously thin.
With the sun higher in the sky, temperatures warmer, and days longer, ice conditions around exposed land or rock outcroppings can be weaker than ice on the middle of a lake or pond. Stay away from these areas. And as always, if you don’t know, don’t go!
Be aware of pressure ridges, they can cause extreme harm if approached unexpectedly. Depending on lighting and the direction they are approached, pressure ridges can be extremely difficult to identify. SLOW DOWN!
Remember, alcohol and snowmobiling do NOT mix! Don’t drink and ride.
Always operate your snowmobile at a safe and reasonable speed that is appropriate for the conditions and your riding ability, Stay alert and be aware of other riders on the trail. Watch out for wildlife or other hazards. Stay on marked trails! One person going off trail can lead to a trail closure for everyone. Remember that modified exhausts are illegal. Pick up any trash. Follow the rules and ride safe.

 

Mar 2, 2020 | 11:57 am

Katahdin Region Grooming Update:  All trails are in good condition. We have been grooming.  Please remember to ride on the Right side of the trail! See you out there.

Twin Pines snowmobile Club:  Groomed 3/1:  85/86 Pole Line; Wild Kingdom; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd.  Groomed 2/29: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail.  Groomed 2/28:  Central St to Katahdin Inn, New snow, good condition

Jo Mary Riders: Grooming Update: 3/2 ITS 111, Small re-route section of the B-Pond trail, ITS 109 to ITS 85/86 , 109/111 x-over trails (Hi + Low roads ) and the Downtown trail was groomed last night. 2/29 we groomed the following trails, 109, 111, B Pond, Black Pond, “Downtown”, Parkway, Scenic Loop, Ragged Mt., 109/111 High & Low Cross-overs, Russell Point and the trail across South Twin Lake.

East Branch Sno-Rovers: 3/1 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin are being done as the sun goes down.  The sun will rise on March 2 when the groomer returns after working all night. 2/28 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin was groomed.  Downed trees were cut; 83S/82S  to Lincoln and 110 was also  groomed today; 83N to Whetstone was groomed.  Downed trees were cut.

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

Stay Safe – we like having you around!  General guidelines that all riders should follow as it may save you from a cold long night or something tougher: When you are heading out – Ride on the Right Side of the Trail! Ride together, have a plan, operate at a safe speed, stop and wait for your group at intersections. Tell people where you are, and when you will be back.  Waiting at intersections especially as it gets dark will prevent groups being split up and potentially getting lost.  Also – The ITS trails do not cross open water, when you are choosing to go off the main trails onto Lakes and crossing open water areas – use caution, not all ice is the same in all locations on lakes and streams.  Please use good sense when you are traveling – check, don’t assume.  Remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails.

 

Feb 29, 2020 | 12:38 pm

Katahdin Region Grooming Update

The last storm brought us over 5 inches of new snow and more in many locations.  All trails are in good condition. We have been grooming.  Please remember to ride on the Right side of the trail! See you out there.

Twin Pines snowmobile Club:  Groomed 2/28:  85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Pole Line; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn.  Groomed 2/27:85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail.  Wild Kingdom needs to be groomed

Jo Mary Riders: Grooming Update: On Friday we groomed all of our trail system. Received about 9″ of snow at our groomer garage and about 15″ on the upper 109 and Black Pond trail! We will be grooming again tonight!

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 28:  83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin was groomed today.  Downed trees were cut;  83S/82S  to Lincoln and 110 was also  groomed today; 83N to Whetstone was groomed.  Downed trees were cut.

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

Stay Safe – we like having you around!  General guidelines that all riders should follow as it may save you from a cold long night or something tougher: When you are heading out – Ride on the Right Side of the Trail! Ride together, have a plan, operate at a safe speed, stop and wait for your group at intersections. Tell people where you are, and when you will be back.  Waiting at intersections especially as it gets dark will prevent groups being split up and potentially getting lost.  Also – The ITS trails do not cross open water, when you are choosing to go off the main trails onto Lakes and crossing open water areas – use caution, not all ice is the same in all locations on lakes and streams.  Please use good sense when you are traveling – check, don’t assume.  Remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails.

 

Feb 26, 2020 | 4:18 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update: Warmer overnight temps have delayed some grooming, however, snow and cold temperatures are is in the forecast for tomorrow. At the moment, it looks like we should get anywhere from 7-13 inches of snow on Thursday and the overnight temps are dropping back down. Whatever we get it will make for great weekend riding!

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club:  85/86 Pole Line, Ok, few thin or dirt spots; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook, Good condition; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond, good condition. Few thin spots; 112 Connector – Logan Pond good condition. Groomed 2/22: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail. Groomed 2/21: Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn. Groomed 2/19: Wild Kingdom.

Jo-Mary Riders – Monday Am Update: We groomed the following trails yesterday afternoon and last night: Section of the 109, ITS 111, Ragged Mountain trail, Fire Tower trail, and The B-Pond trail. PLEASE NOTE : The Jo Mary Road is being plowed for Logging operations / The G/G loop will now be access to B-Pond, we will try to re- sign it today and maybe re-route it over Sanbourne Stream bridge. The Bridge might need some work. Sun update: GROOMING UPDATE: Last night we groomed the following trails 109, Black Pond, “Downtown”, 111, B Pond, High & Low 109/111 x-overs, Parkway & Scenic Loop.
East Branch Sno-Rovers and ATV Clubast Branch Sno-Rovers and ATV Club: Saturday, February 22 at 6 pm, to Sunday, February 23 Medway 83N to Whetstone was groomed. On the ride up, the trail had been chewed up, but on his way back it was good. Sunday night, February 23, to Monday morning, February 24, 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin was groomed.

 

Feb 21, 2020 | 10:18 am

Katahdin Region Grooming Update Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: Groomed 2/20 – good condition: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Pole Line; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail.

Groomed 2/19; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; Wild Kingdom; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn

Grooming NEOC

Jo Mary Riders: Grooming Update: 2/20 we groomed the lake and the Russell Point trail (the lake trail to Russell Point is marked with reflective poles every 1/10 of a mile and the trail is groomed to the left & right) and the “Downtown” trail. All trails are great! 2/19 we groomed all Municipal trails, the 109, the 111, B Pond, Black Pond and “Downtown” trails and ALL of our club trails: Parkway, Scenic Loop, Russell Point, Gauntlet/Greenleaf Loop, Ragged Mt., and the High & Low 109/111 X-overs. Temperature of 0* at 8 am!

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 20 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin has been done; Medway to Whetstone on 83N, 112, and the gravel pit.  The trail is good this morning. Billy Hoxie is on his way South. Feb 19: Joe Raymond groomed from Medway to 83S, 82S, then 82S to Lincoln.  Travis Davis groomed 110.

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

General Recommendations:  It is a busy week out there and many people are not experienced riders so here are some general guidelines that all riders should follow as it may save you from a cold long night or something tougher: When you are heading out – Ride together, have a plan, operate at a safe speed, stop and wait for your group at intersections. Tell people where you are, and when you will be back.  Waiting at intersections especially as it gets dark will prevent groups being split up and potentially getting lost.  Also – The ITS trails do not cross open water, when you are choosing to go off the main trails onto Lakes and crossing open water areas – use caution, not all ice is the same in all locations on lakes and streams.  There is an issue of thin Ice on the 5 Lakes Area and possibly other locations so please use good sense when you are traveling – check, don’t assume.  Remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails.

 

 

Feb 19, 2020 | 10:17 am

Grooming Update: we received about 5” of snow is last night’s storm. Have a good day out there.
Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: All trails are in good condition: Groomed 2/18: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail; 85/86 Pole Line. Groomed 2/17: 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn. Groomed 2/16: 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook. Groomed 2/13: Wild Kingdom

Jo Mary Riders: will resume grooming tonight. 2/17 update: The 109 with Black Pond trail, The Parkway with the Scenic Loop, ITS111, B-Pond, G/G loop,109/111 x-overs (hi + low ), The Downtown trail, and I think The Ragged Mtn. trail were all groomed last night, waiting on a report on Ragged

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 18: Medway 83N to Whetstone, 112, the loop, and the gravel pit have all been groomed. The trail is very good. 83S to Endless, 109 to South Twin, groomed today and looking good. Also groomed today and looking fine is 83S and 82S to Lincoln.

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

General Recommendations: It is a busy week out there and many people are not experienced riders so here are some general guidelines that all riders should follow as it may save you from a cold long night or something tougher: When you are heading out – Ride together, have a plan, operate at a safe speed, stop and wait for your group at intersections. Tell people where you are, and when you will be back. Waiting at intersections especially as it gets dark will prevent groups being split up and potentially getting lost. Also – The ITS trails do not cross open water, when you are choosing to go off the main trails onto Lakes and crossing open water areas – use caution, not all ice is the same in all locations on lakes and streams. There is an issue of thin Ice on the 5 Lakes Area and possibly other locations so please use good sense when you are traveling – check, don’t assume. Remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails.

 

Feb 18, 2020 | 12:34 pm

Grooming Update and General Recommendations:  It is a busy week out there and many people are not experienced riders so here are some general guidelines that all riders should follow as it may save you from a cold long night or something tougher: When you are heading out – Ride together, have a plan, operate at a safe speed, stop and wait for your group at intersections. Tell people where you are, and when you will be back.  Waiting at intersections especially as it gets dark will prevent groups being split up and potentially getting lost.  Also – The ITS trails do not cross open water, when you are choosing to go off the main trails onto Lakes and crossing open water areas – use caution, not all ice is the same in all locations on lakes and streams.  There is an issue of thin Ice on the 5 Lakes Area and possibly other locations so please use good sense when you are traveling – check, don’t assume.  Have a Great Day out there and remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails:

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: All trails are in good to great condition: The following trails were groomed 2/17 they are in good to great condition: 85/86 – State Rd to Abol; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; 85/86 Pole Lin; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn; Hurd Pond Ok condition.  Groomed 2/16: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook.  Groomed 2/14 112 Connector – Stratton Trail. Groomed 2/13 Wild Kingdom

Jo Mary Riders Tuesday AM Update: – 7 degree’s / snow in the forecast ( 2″- 4″ ) more ADOPT A TRAIL signs going out on the trails today / Grooming will resume after the snow event. 2/17 update: The 109 with Black Pond trail, The Parkway with the Scenic Loop, ITS111, B-Pond, G/G loop,109/111 x-overs ( hi + low ) , The Downtown trail, and I think The Ragged Mtn. trail were all groomed last night, waiting on a report on Ragged

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 18: Medway 83N to Whetstone, 112, the loop, and the gravel pit have all been groomed.  The trail is very good.

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

 

Feb 17, 2020 | 11:52 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: All trails are in good to great condition: Have a Great Day out there and remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails: Groomed 2/16: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Pole Line; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd.  112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 2/15, good condition.  Groomed 2/14 Central St to Katahdin Inn; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond, ok condition; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail, good condition.  Wild Kingdom groomed 2/13 good condition

Jo Mary Riders Update: Grooming Update: The 109 with Black Pond trail, The Parkway with the Scenic Loop, ITS111, B-Pond, G/G loop,109/111 x-overs ( hi + low ) , The Downtown trail, and I think The Ragged Mtn. trail were all groomed last night, waiting on a report on Ragged

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 14:  83S to 82S to the Lincoln trail 83S has been groomed and is very good; 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin has been groomed and is very good; 83N to Whetstone

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

 

Feb 16, 2020 | 12:10 pm


Pic from this morning…Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: All trails are in good to great condition: Have a Great Day out there and remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails: Groomed 2/15: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Pole Line; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Groomed 2/14: 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail; Central St to Katahdin Inn. Wild Kingdom groomed 2/13 Good condition.
 
Jo Mary Riders Update: SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Trails were inspected last night at 4 pm. Trails were still in good condition, so we decided to give our groomers the night off. 3 Groomers will be out tonight doing what we do! Some unique one-off custom signs will be put out on our system today. It’s been a busy week and we have a very busy week in front of us. I am told there is still plenty of Vacancy in The Millinocket area if you are looking for a great area to ride! Saturday AM update: ITS 111 / Ragged Mtn. trail / 109/111 X-Over trail including Hi + Low roads / The Downtown Trail from S. Twin Lake to the Wiley Bridge were all groomed! The following trails were groomed 2/13- ITS 109 – Black Pond trail – B-Pond – G/G Loop – ITS 111 – The Parkway w/ The scenic Loop
 
East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 14: 83S to 82S to the Lincoln trail 83S has been groomed and is very good; 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin has been groomed and is very good; 83N to Whetstone
 
Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.Snowmobiling NEOC
 

Feb 15, 2020 | 9:22 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: We groomed almost the entire system last night – all trails are in good to great condition: Have a Great Day out there and remember to Ride Right and see you on the trails: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Pole Line; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn; Wild Kingdom groomed 2/13 good condition

Jo Mary Riders Update: Saturday AM update: ITS 111 / Ragged Mtn. trail / 109/111 X-OVER trail including Hi + Low roads / The Downtown Trail from S. Twin Lake to the Wiley Bridge were all groomed last night! Grooming will resume tonight!  The following trails were groomed 2/13- ITS 109 – Black Pond trail – B-Pond – G/G Loop – ITS 111 – The Parkway w/ The scenic Loop

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 13:  83S to 82S to the Lincoln trail 83S has been groomed and is very good; 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin has been groomed and is very good; 83N to Whetstone

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

 

Feb 14, 2020 | 2:19 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update: Happy start of Maine February Vacation week! trails are awesome in the Katahdin region, cold temps overnight and warmer sunny days make for great riding. We will be grooming this weekend, Remember, Ride Right and See You on The Trails…Check out Winterfest In Millinocket this weekend – lots of fun events scheduled including a Sled Parade tonight!

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: Groomed 2/13 Wild Kingdom, good condition; Groomed 2/11: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Pole Line; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; Groomed 2/8 – 112 Connector – Stratton Trail

Jo Mary Riders Update: The following trails were done last night 2/13- ITS 109 – Black Pond trail – B-Pond – G/G Loop – ITS 111 – The Parkway w/ The scenic Loop. Thanks to Brian, Kevin, and OJ for grooming last night! Grooming will resume tonight

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update February 14, 2020: 83S to 82S to the Lincoln trail 83S has been groomed and is very good. 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin has been groomed and is very good. 83N to Whetstone will be done today.Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.

 

Feb 9, 2020 | 2:13 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update: trails are awesome in the Katahdin region, we picked up 8+ inches of fresh snow this past few days.  We have been out grooming.

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club: 2/8 – All trails groomed are in good condition:  85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone 85/86 Pole Line; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond; 112 Connector – Logan Pond; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn: Groomed 1/29 Wild Kingdom

Jo Mary Riders Update:  The following trails were groomed last night: ITS 109 / Black Pond Trail/ The Parkway with The Scenic Loop / B-Pond / G/G Loop / ITS 111 / 109/111 X-Over High + Low Roads / Ragged Mtn. Trail / and The Downtown Trail to The Wiley Bridge; Twin Lake was Groomed Twice!!! Enjoy Your Ride!!!

East Branch Sno-Rovers Update: Medway 83S to Endless is done and 109 to South Twin has also been done.  Trails look good.  Camille Deschene went 83N from Medway to Whetstone, he did the 112 Loop, and the gravel pit.  He cut branches off a big pine that had fallen beside the trail.  He left around 3 AM and got back around 10 AM.  The trail was good. Billy Hoxie is groomed 83S.

Stop by and visit the River Driver’s Restaurant, trailside to ITS 85/86.