Forest Riders Snowmobile Club
December 20, 2022
We have received over 15" of wet heavy snow in the last week and challenge of opening trails has started. The groomer drivers have started, but with all of the down trees it is going to be a slow process. If you are going out, we are asking people the following -
Ride the trails wide (not up the middle)
Knock snow off hanging branches
Pack a chainsaw
Send us pictures (indicating locations
Ride swamps wide and throw branches off the trail.
To put things into perspective...the groomer made it 3 miles in 1.5 hours and we have close to 300 miles (which mostly gets double groomed).
Please encourage the youth to get out and help as well! If people cleared one tree or rode for an hour, every little bit helps! HUGE THANK YOU to those who have already been out trying to tackle this.
March 16, 2022
It looks like our grooming is done for the season and the warmer weather is coming around the corner. We may sneak one more ride in the wooded areas as we still have plenty of snow, however, gravel roads are getting bare and the ditches are starting to fill up with water.
It has been a great season and we hope everyone was able to enjoy the trails and plentiful snow. See you next season and be safe!
February 22, 2022
We have received between 6-8 inches of new snow since yesterday and a lot of wind. The groomers will be heading out again tomorrow when the wind goes down and all the trails should be done by Friday. It should be great riding this weekend and it looks like there will be plenty of snow for awhile. Make sure you bring a rope & shovel. Even the groomer drivers are getting stuck!
Trails are in excellent shape and all of the Forest Rider's Trails should be completely groomed by tomorrow. The weather looks like it will be favorable for riding so hopefully you can get out and enjoy!
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Warning! Trail 12 is CLOSED between intersection F55 & F08. Also the small section of Trail 11 between F08 + F79, due to water. Green Line is the detour using the forest road.
What a great way start the New Year - We have snow and the trails should be fully groomed by today and ready for a great weekend of riding.
You will still need to be very cautious when riding the lakes and swamps due to the heavy snow and flooding.
Stay safe & enjoy the great outdoors!
This photo is a blast from the past - we are not quite there yet, but getting close!
Yes we have snow!! Over the last couple days we have received 12+ inches and it is still snowing today. The groomers started yesterday and it is slow going but they will do as much as they can in the next couple days. There are three groomers out today and trying to get it done!
FYI, driving a vehicle on a groomed trail is illegal and also very dangerous, be aware of where you are driving or riding. Please be very cautious riding on lakes and swamps, there will be flooding with all of this heavy snow.
The groomer driving and his assistant are having a little fun today. Enjoy the snow and be safe!
December 17, 2021
FOREST RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Within the last week we have had temperatures into the 40's which caused loss of snow and open areas on swamps and lakes. Wednesday night we received some rain and then 2-4 inches of snow and a lot of wind. The trails will be very icy in spots, lakes and swamps are still very questionable. Be aware that some of trails have not been packed because of being unable to cross swamps. The cooler weather will help if it continues, but we really need more snow for a safe and enjoyable experience. Be patient, winter will come!
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