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Trail Report, 2019

Jan 19, 2019 | 10:27 am

Great Snow and Conditions in the Katahdin Region – Grooming Update from Twin Pines Snowmobile Club and Jo Mary Riders Below: More snow expected this weekend:

  • 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 1/18/2019, great condition
  • 85/86 Pole Line groomed 1/18/2019, good condition
  • 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 1/18/2019, groomed flat, fast
  • 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 1/18/2019, good condition.
  • 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 1/18/2019, good condition.
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 1/16/2019, good condition, few low hanging branches
  • Wild Kingdom groomed 1/14/2019, good condition.
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 1/18/2019, good condition.
  • South Twin Connector towards Brownville Rd/Penobscot River groomed 1/18/2019, great condition;
  • Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 1/14/2019, great condition
  • JoMary Riders Update: On ​Thursday & Friday we groomed the following trails: B Pond; Gauntlet/Greenleaf; Ragged Mountain; 109/111 X-over; Parkway​ & Scenic Loop​; 111; 109; Russell Point​.  All are in great shape!

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake.

Additional Notes: All trails are very fast, please use caution while riding. Snowmobile maps are here! Find a pdf link here: https://www.neoc.com/wp-content/uploads/KACC-SnowMap2019Compressed.pdf

Call 800-766-7238 if you need to reach us or if you need more information, sled rentals, lodging, etc.  The River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/.  Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine/ and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/.  Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/  Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

 

Jan 16, 2019 | 4:16 pm

Grooming Update:

  • ITS 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 1/11/2019 great condition;
  • ITS85/86 Pole Line groomed 1/15/2019, good condition;
  • ITS85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 1/12/2019 groomed flat, fast;
  • ITS85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 1/14/2019, good condition;
  • I12 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 1/14/2019, good condition;
  • 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 1/12/2019, good condition, few low hanging branches;
  • Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 1/15/2019, good condition; South Twin Connector – Bandstand to Penobscot River groomed 1/15/2019, great condition; Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 1/14/2019 great condition   All trails are very fast, use caution when riding. Ride Right, Ride Safe, Have Fun and See you on the Trails. The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club! Call 800-766-7238 if you need to reach us or if you need more information, sled rentals, lodging, etc.
  • Jo-Mary Riders Update: On Monday, 1/14 we groomed the following: the B Pond trail…the 109…the 111… and the “Downtown” trail.

The River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/  Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake.
Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine/
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/  Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

 

Jan 15, 2019 | 7:35 am

Fun times on the trails. Grooming update: 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 1/11/2019, great condition 85/86 Pole Line groomed 1/13/2019. good condition; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 1/12/2019, groomed flat, fast; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 1/14/2019, good condition; 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 1/14/201, good condition; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 1/12/2019, good condition, few low-hanging branches good condition; Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 1/14/2019, good condition; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd and Bandstand groomed 1/14/2019, great condition; Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 1/14/2019, great condition. All trails are very fast, use caution when riding. Ride Right, Ride Safe, Have Fun and See you on the Trails. The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club! Call 800-766-7238 if you need to reach us or if you need more information, sled rentals, lodging, etc.

The River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite. Hot Food, Gas for Sleds https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake.

Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine/
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/

Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Donate to/Support TPSC Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/twin-pines-snowmobile-club/

 

Jan 12, 2019 | 10:54 am

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update for the Katahdin Region: We groom 112 miles of trails in the area, here is our grooming update for Saturday January 12th. This week our system received over a foot of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday; ITS85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 1/11/2019, great condition; 85/86 Pole Line groomed 1/10/2019 in good condition; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook, groomed 1/10/2019, groomed flat, fast;85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 1/11/2019, good condition; 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 1/11/2019, good condition; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed 1/03/2019; Wild Kingdom groomed 1/10/2019 one wash out; Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 1/11/2019. good condition; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd and Bandstand groomed 1/11/2019, great condition; Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 1/11/2019, great condition
Stacyville Rd Access. This year we have been able to groom the Stacyville Rd all the way from the Stacyville Rd Intersection to Bates Street/Sawmill bar and grill in Millinocket. This means you can park at the Northern Timber Cruisers parking lot and use the .25-mile access trail (which going forward will be maintained by the NTC) to get to the Stacyville/Sawmill intersection and ride from there.
The River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite.

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake.

Find Trail Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine/
and https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/

Find Sled Rentals Here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/
Hot Food, Gas for Sleds https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/
Donate to/Support Grooming in the Katahdin Region here: https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-trail-report-maine/

 

Jan 11, 2019 | 12:11 pm

The Katahdin Region received Snow this week about 12 inches total on Tuesday and Wednesday: Conditions are excellent, we have been grooming and will be grooming again tonight and tomorrow night.
• 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 1/09/2019 in Great condition, kiosk at Whetstone came back to base for repair, and will go back out on Friday night;
• ITS 85/86 Pole Line groomed 1/10/2019, One small washout, groomed flat, soft snow;
• ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 1/10/2019 groomed flat, soft snow;
• ITS 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed on 1/09/2019 good condition;
• 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 1/09/2019 Good condition;
• 112 Connector – Stratton Trail groomed on 1/03/2019 and will be groomed Friday night;
• Wild Kingdom groomed 1/10/2019 still a few washouts; Trees hanging low, soft snow;
• Jerry Pond to Hotels groomed 1/09/2019 in good condition;
• South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd and Bandstand groomed 1/09/2019 in great condition;
• Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 1/09/2019 great condition.

Stacyville Rd Access. This year we have been able to groom the Stacyville Rd all the way from the Stacyville Rd Intersection to Bates Street/Sawmill bar and grill in Millinocket. This means you can park at the Northern Timber Cruisers parking lot and use the .25 mile access trail (which going forward will be maintained by the NTC) to get to the Stacyville/Sawmill intersection and ride from there.

The River Driver’s Restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and we have gas for sled and lodging onsite.

Parking Locations in the Katahdin Region: Northern Timber Cruisers just outside Millinocket on the Lake Road; by the North Woods Trading Post between Ambajejus and Millinocket Lake and at the River Driver’s Parking Lot on Millinocket Lake (more…)

 

Jan 8, 2019 | 10:14 pm

Today we will have received around 5-6 inches of snow, and forecast for tomorrow is another 4-8 inches. We will be out grooming after today and tomorrow’s snow storm. Most recent grooming updates follow: ITS 85/86 – Stacyville rd to Whetstone groomed 1/07/2019 in great condition. Note: The Kiosk at Whetstone came back to base for repair, will go back out Wednesday night. ITS 85/86 Pole Line was groomed 1/07/2019 one washout. ITS 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook was groomed 1/05/2019 is in good condition, one washout. ITS 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond groomed 1/07/2019, good condition. 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed on 1/07/2019 good condition. 112 Connector – Stratton Trail, was groomed 1/03/2019 groomed flat, good riding. Wild Kingdom Trail was groomed 1/07/2019 wash outs have held up so far, little rough for a mile, today’s new snow will resolve that. Jerry Pond to Hotels 1/07/2019 previously thinning snow coverage will be resolved after today’s snow storm; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd and Bandstand groomed 1/07/2019 Great condition. Central St to Katahdin Inn groomed 1/07/2019
Ride Right, Ride Safe and See you on the trails – should be excellent riding this week, we hope you get out riding somewhere and have a good time. Call 800-766-7238 if you need trailside lodging or sled rentals, the River Driver’s Restaurant on Millinocket Lake is open for hot food and we have gas for sleds. See you soon!

 

Jan 3, 2019 | 10:27 am

ITS 85/86 – Stacyville rd road is still plowed and is closed to vehicular traffic as of today Jan 3rd; trail is still closed to snowmobiling and we will post once it is open for riding; 85/86 Pole Line groomed 1/02/2019, wash outs have been fixed, mostly flat: 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook groomed 1/02/2019, good condition, one washout just past the intersection to Whitehouse Landing: 112 Connector – Logan Pond groomed 1/02/2019, groomer continued to Whetstone, good coverage: South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd and Bandstand, groomed 1/02/2019, great condition.

Ride Right, Ride Safe and See you on the Trails.  2-3 inches of new fresh snow on the trails this morning! Sled rentals and trailside lodging here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/

 

Jan 2, 2019 | 1:30 pm

Grooming Update for the Katahdin Region:  If you have not been out riding you are missing out, the trails are in good shape and we got 6+ inches of new snow yesterday.  The Twin Pines Snowmobile Club are grooming tonight and tomorrow night, so by Friday the entire system – Logan Pond to Whetstone; ITS 85/86 to Penobscot Pond; Abol; ITS 85/86 Pole Line; In town Millinocket; Grant Brook Road and Wild Kingdom Trail should all be groomed.  The Stacyville Road still has ongoing logging and that may be beginning of next week before that is open for riding.

UPdates from other Area Clubs:  JoMary Riders will be out over the next few days opening up some trails west of Millinocket.  Shin Pond groomed ITS114/85 South Shin Pond to Whetstone Bridge and plan to do ITS114N/85 North & South out of Shin Pond as well as Club Trail 64. Matagamon is planning on working on their sections of ITS85 North and South over the next few days.  Kokadjo are grooming their system.  Sno-Rovers should be out today or tomorrow.  Northern Timber Cruisers posted the following notice PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION…..one of the groomers is broken down in the middle of the KG  (Katahdin General) trail in Millinocket….if you have the ability, please share this post to alert any snowmobilers who may use this trail. Crews will be working tomorrow to try and remove the groomer. Again, please be very cautious. Thank you

We have more snow in the forecast – Snow showers on Thursday night and it looks like more snow on Sunday night, which makes for awesome early season riding.  So come visit now, remember – Ride Right, Ride Safe and See you on the Trails – Book your sleds here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/

 

Dec 31, 2018 | 4:12 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club sent two groomers out from NEOC last night. One groomer toward Kokadjo on ITS 85/86 via the Grant Brook Trail. The trail is reported to be in great condition. The second groomer traveled north on 85/86 to Abol and then across the Hurd Pond Trail. The wooded section of this trail is still a bit rough but has plenty of snow coverage for this early in the season. However – 4-8inches of snow tonight and snow in the forecast for Friday should make for some more great riding.

Gas for sleds, hot food and trailside lodging on Millinocket Lake here: https://www.neoc.com/in-the-snow/  https://www.facebook.com/RiverDriversRestaurant/ or call 800-766-7238

 

Dec 30, 2018 | 2:11 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club sent out two groomers on Saturday night. One groomer went to Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook ITS 85/86, the second groomer went to Whetstone via Logan Pond (112). Operators reported back as trails beings in good to great condition.

 

Dec 27, 2018 | 2:10 pm

Trail Conditions in the Katahdin Region – We groomed last night Wednesday night – The State Rd and Hurd Pond ITS 85/86 are in good condition. Logan Pond was groomed to Whetstone. The trails are generally hard packed, flat and fast but may have some icy patches and slippery corners so ride accordingly. There are three washouts on the Grant Brook trail they are passable. The pole line and wild kingdom are still to wet and do not have enough snow to groom.

Groomer Update: On 12/26 Twin Pines Snowmobile Club sent out three groomers. The first groomer made a loop going up the State Road across the Grant Brook Road coming out the Hurd Pond Road and down the state road from Abol back to neoc. The conditions of those trails are good to great early-season riding.  The second groomer left neoc and groomed the Logan Pond Trail to Whetstone Bridge. Logging has stopped on the Logan Pond Trail so it is now open to sledding. The conditions of Logan Pond Trail were fair to good, there are some rocks exposed and a few washouts, ride with caution.  The third groomer attempted to groom the pole line and Wild Kingdom without success. Both trails are still too wet to groom and have very minimal snow coverage if any in spots.

Earlier today it looked like winter in the parking lot with sleds and trailers and people in for lunch. We have some good riding according to folks in for lunch today who rode over from Kokadjo. We have snow in the forecast for tomorrow, Kojadjo has not groomed yet – we have groomed to Penobscot Pond – Happy Days, Ride Right, Ride Safe and Leave Some Fun in the World! Call 800-766-7238 if you need a snowmobile rental or a guided tour or book online here: https://www.neoc.com/snowmobile-rentals-in-maine/

 

Dec 25, 2018 | 2:11 pm

Sunday Night we sent 2 groomers out 12/23. We have a good snow base, we worked with the trails – some sections may be icy so ride accordingly:  Grooming update below.   ITS 85/86 State Road is in very good condition. Flat and wide. A limited number of icy spots may remain. ITS 85/86 Hurd pond. 90% of the trail is in very good condition, there is one washout in the rocky section. Grant Brook cut across has a few washouts. All passable by snowmobile. ITS 85/85 toward Kokajo has a few washouts down through the wooded valley. The rest is in good shape.   We are going to wait for things to freeze up before we attempt to groom the pole line and wild kingdom. We will wait for more snow before we groom in town again. Snow is in the forecast for Friday.

Logan Pond and Stacyville Rd: We will be assessing the plowed section of logan pond and making a grooming plan after Christmas.  If sledders are looking for a ride one good option would be leaving the parking lot by the River Drivers Restaurant or Northwoods Trading Post and make the state rd, abol, grant brook loop.