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Trail Report, 2020

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.

 

 

Feb 8, 2020 | 9:13 am

ATTENTION!!! Calling all mountain sleds. Today is your day! We received about 8 inches of snow with some light sleet from this last storm. Our groomers attempted to go out and flatten some trails but do to the high wind, rapid snowfall and zero visibility we abandoned our mission. Grooming will resume Saturday evening. Have fun, be safe and pack those trails

 

Feb 6, 2020 | 12:48 pm

Grooming Report for the Katahdin Region:  Happy Days in Millinocket and the Katahdin Region.  It is currently snowing and forecasted minimum snowfall over the next couple of days is 10 inches: Make plans to come riding, we will be out grooming! Trails are set up for this snow so it will be fun out there: Grooming Update below:

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Grooming Update:

  • Groomed 2/5:  Jerry Pond to Hotels Good condition South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd Good condition; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook, good condition:
  • Groomed 2/4/2020: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone, good condition, icy spots.
  • Groomed 2/3 85/86 Pole Line Good condition; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond Good condition: 112 Connector – Logan Pond Good condition.
  • Groomed 2/1 112 Connector – Stratton Trail Good condition:
  • Groomed 1/29 Wild Kingdom Good condition; Central St to Katahdin Inn new snow today will help.

Jo Mary Riders:  Feb 6th: A section of the 109, The Parkway including the Scenic loop, and The Downtown trail to Milly was groomed last night. Trails are in great shape and it is currently snowing! Grooming will resume when the snow stops!  Feb 4th: TS 111 / B-Pond / 109-B-Pond Connector / ITS 109 / Black Pond / The Downtown trail were all groomed last night- Trails are in excellent shape – ENJOY and PHOTO SIGN CONTEST IS STILL ON- LOOKING FOR A WINNER!

East Branch Sno-Rovers: February 5:  Medway to Whetstone on 83N and the Loop Trail has been groomed.   The trail is good.  2/3 Medway 83S and 109… to Endless and South Twin…trees have been cut and new signs have been put up. February 1, 2020: 83N Medway to Whetstone has been groomed.  There are no washouts, the trail is good but icy in places.  83S and 109 has been groomed, to Endless and South Twin.   It is icy in places.

Stop in to the River Driver’s Restaurant on Millinocket Lake, trailside to ITS85/86 and fuel up your belly and your sled.  Ride Right, ride safe, do a snow dance and see you on the trails!

 

 

Feb 4, 2020 | 2:08 pm

Grooming Report for the Katahdin Region:  Cold temps and sunny days for the week, snow likely Thursday night and Friday night – let’s hope that forecast sticks!  Grooming Update below

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Grooming Update:

  • Groomed 2/3:85/86 Pole Line, Thin snow cover; 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond, good condition; Jerry Pond to Hotels, good condition; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd, good condition
  • Groomed 2/1: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone, Good condition, some icy spots; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook, good condition; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail, good condition.
  • Groomed 1/29: Wild Kingdom Good condition; Central St to Katahdin Inn, Icy, central street needs more snow

Jo Mary Riders:  TS 111 / B-Pond / 109-B-Pond Connector / ITS 109 / Black Pond / The Downtown trail were all groomed last night- Trails are in excellent shape – ENJOY and PHOTO SIGN CONTEST IS STILL ON- LOOKING FOR A WINNER!

East Branch Sno-Rovers: 2/3 Medway 83S and 109… to Endless and South Twin…trees have been cut and new signs have been put up. February 1, 2020: 83N Medway to Whetstone has been groomed.  There are no washouts, the trail is good but icy in places.  83S and 109 has been groomed, to Endless and South Twin.   It is icy in places. 1/30  The Madden Road is open; they are not cutting wood.  You can go from Dolby Flowage to 83N.  Use CAUTION, there is ice where the road had been plowed, so there is poor lubrication and you should go slow.  The signs have been updated on 83N and 83S.  The Loop Trail was done – January 30, 2020.

Stop in to the River Driver’s Restaurant on Millinocket Lake, trailside to ITS85/86 and fuel up your belly and your sled.  Ride Right, ride safe, do a snow dance and see you on the trails!

 

Jan 30, 2020 | 1:24 pm

Grooming Report for the Katahdin Region:  Cold temps and sunny days for the weekend.  Trails are groomed, and they are in good condition.  Review from a person out riding yesterday “probably some of the smoothest trails I’ve ever seen in the Katahdin/Jo-Mary Region”

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Grooming Update: Groomed 1/29 all trails are in good condition:  112 Connector – Logan Pond; 112 Connector – Stratton Trail; Wild Kingdom. Groomed 1/28 85/86 – State Rd to Abol, Hurd Pond: Groomed 1/27 – trails are in good condition: 85/86 – Stacyville Rd to Whetstone; 85/86 Pole Lin; 85/86 Penobscot Pond via Grant Brook; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn

Jo Mary Riders:  Section of the ITS 111, 109/111 x-over including the High road and the Low road, Ragged Mtn. trail, Gauntlet Falls Greenleaf Loop, and a section of the 109. The trail system is in great shape. The Down Town trail was started but the groomer moved over a little too far for some sleds tonight to get by on a very NARROW section of trail, and slid into the DITCH. IT IS ABOUT A HALF MILE FROM THE 109 LEAVING SOUTH TWIN LAKE HEADING TO MILLINOCKET. PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION IN THIS SECTION OF TRAIL, SINCE THE GROOMER IS STILL THERE STUCK IN A DITCH. WE WILL HAVE A EXCAVATOR IN ON THE TRAIL THURSDAY AM TO REMOVE THE GROOMER.

East Branch Sno-Rovers: 1/29 Medway clubhouse to Whetstone on 83N was groomed.  The trail is good but be aware there are some icy spots. From Medway onto 83S onto 82S back on 83S has been groomed, to do the Lincoln trail. 1/ 28Medway 83S to Endless and 109 to South Twin has been groomed.  Trails are good except for a washout by Flat Iron Pond.

Stop in to the River Driver’s Restaurant on Millinocket Lake, trailside to ITS85/86 and fuel up your belly and your sled.  Ride Right, ride safe and see you on the trails!

 

Jan 28, 2020 | 12:17 pm

Twin Pines Snowmobile Club Update:  We have been out grooming.  The trails held up well with the warmer temperatures last weekend, some spring like conditions in normal spring places and a few wet spots in wooded sections of some trails, these should all freeze by Thursday.  Coverage on the trails are good and they are in ok condition.

Groomed Monday 1/27: 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; Jerry Pond to Hotels; South Twin Connector to Brownville Rd; Central St to Katahdin Inn.  Groomed 1/24 112 Connector – Stratton Trail; Wild Kingdom. We will be grooming again later this week.

 

Jo Mary Riders will be Grooming Tuesday afternoon

 

East Branch Sno Rovers Update: Jan 25th 83N Medway to Whetstone has been groomed

 

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