Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Early Winter 2016 | 41 Club News Topsham Ridgerunners Greetings from the hills of Topsham! As I write this, the white stuff is starting to fall and I haven’t even done my snow dance yet! Oh well, I never really thought that it worked anyway. We have been really busy this year with a couple of trail projects. Rather than bore you with all the details, I thought that I would use this space to thank all of the people that worked to make these two bridges that we rebuilt a reality. Many thanks to Wayne and Edna Kerr, Bunnie Caruso, Andrew and Bob Connell, Johnny McHugh, Rick Wenzel, Steve Hunt, Steve St. Cyr, Henry Montandon, Alan Partington, Monty Sweet, Brad and Jonathan Calhoun, Katrina, Lyndsey McLain, Terry and Tim Clafflin, Paul Visintini, Sid Peck, Eric Olsen, Bob Pionowski, Rich and Jacob Moore, Bill Ricker of Ricker Excavation and Powers Brothers Lumber. These bridges were quite an undertaking for a club of our size, on top of the other regular trail maintenance. Thank you all! Once again, Jesse Lambert will be rolling out the white carpet. Fantastic job, Jessee! Keep up the good work! Whoever is out there doing their snow dance tonight, keep it up! It seems to be working. See you later out on the trails. Matthew Powers, President Like us on Facebook The Topsham Ridgerunners’Marsh Hollow bridge work crew includes Brad Calhoun, Jonathan Calhoun, Steve Hunt, Lyndsey McLain, Bob Connell, Steve St.Cyr, and Matthew Powers. Upper Valley Snow Packers It’s that time of year already that we snowmobilers so patiently await. With much hope and a few prayers, this season will bring us an abundant amount of pure white snow; unlike the very brown and not so snowy winter we had last year. Our club has been on the go and very productive this summer, and fall. With lots of dedication and hard work, our members, new and old have been able to accomplish so much. There was maintenance done to the flagpole on top of flagpole hill, which is a place that hosts spectacular views and has been enjoyed by many throughout the years. Austin, Christopher, Stuart, and Clement Bacon helped fix a bearing on the pole and gave it a fresh new coat of paint. President Stuart Bacon said, “I believe the current pole was originally placed in 1972.” Our club also worked hard this summer replacing a bridge that was old, and building a new one on our class 4 trail. A special thank you to Bob Perkins for the use of his tractor, and members who helped with that. As our fall season comes to a close, members were busy on their feet putting trail signs and rope up. We want to reiterate that without the members’ help, dedication, and our landowners, none of this would be possible. We look forward to enjoying time out on the trail, meeting new faces and visiting with old ones. Hope to see you out there! Jillian Hatch, Club News Correspondent Like us on Faceboook Upper Valley Snow Packers Art and Michael Sinclair, Dale Ordway, Dave Ulman, Brian Ilsley, Chris Calhoun, Stuart, Austin and Christopher built this bridge on the Route 5 Trail in Vershire. Washington Snow Flyers The season is fast approaching. There have been a handful of days since mid-October with snow, which is always an encouraging sign. The club has been busy with bridge and trail