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 6442 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News maintenance. On Oct. 23, the club did a work day to do some bridge work and trail brushing. It was a good cool day to work hard with a little bit of snow on the ground in the higher elevations. The club moved a bridge on Trail 14A before Tucker Road. The bridge needed railing work along with some 2x6” lumber replacement. There is still another bridge to add new runners to, but that should be completed before the trails open. The club is also preparing for our Second Annual Vintage Snowmobile Rally on Jan. 7. The event will be held at our clubhouse at Carpenter Park in Washington, just off Route 110. The event will be held no matter what the weather. Last year’s event was a success and everyone had a great time. There will be different classes with judging and trophies and food will also be available. The club will also be holding its Annual Club Raffle-Dinner event at the Elks club in Barre on Jan. 21. “Good luck and have fun!” to all those with tickets. Hopefully the weather is more normal this year to get a good frost in the ground before snow starts piling up before trails open for fun. Jim Wild Like us on Facebook Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club The 2016/17 season is upon us and we can only hope that it’s better than last year. It was a busy fall staking trails and finishing up trail projects. During our trail staking we came upon a bridge in Charleston that was in terrible shape. Located near OS 16 where our trails meet Orleans Snowstormers’, the bridge would not have been safe enough to cross this winter. We were able to replace it with a 30” culvert, which will be a more ORLEANS COUNTY permanent solution for that area. Three bridges were redecked and 8 miles of trail were debrushed to give you a safer riding experience! We had another batch of stakes ordered and were lucky to have a group of volunteers paint them for us. Thanks to Sue, Bill, and Worthy Reynolds, Jim Kaufmann, and Julianne Kilburn for spending their Saturday getting covered in red paint! These same volunteers are actively working on a trail to give us access to Seymour Lake again! Stay tuned for updates on that. Online TMAs are available again this year through our website. Our TMA agents in town are Walt’s Sales and Service-1972 US Route 5, Champlain Valley Equipment-2108 US Route 5, and Auto Outfitters on Quarry Road in Derby. Save the dates! We have partnered with our neighbors, the Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters, to put on the First Annual Northeast Kingdom Poker Run. The date will be Jan. 14 and will include stops from Derby to Norton. More details will be released at a later date. Our 18th Annual Winter Bash will be on Feb. 18 at Paul’s Sugarhouse in Derby. Last year we had a great time at the Cow Palace afterparty and hope to have the same thing happen this year! You can even ride to the event via snowmobile! Stay tuned for more information. As the snowmobile season kicks off, please remember to stay on the trails. 85 percent of our trail system is on private property. It is a privilege, not a right, to use the land for our trails, and it only takes one renegade snowmobiler to ruin it for everyone. On behalf of Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you on the trails! Roger Gosselin, Vice President Like us on Facebook Drift Dusters Sue and Bill Reynolds, Julianne Kilburn, Jim Kaufmann and Worthy Reynolds spent a Saturday getting covered in red paint while preparing trail stakes. Hazen’s Notch Snowmobile Club As I sit here this morning it’s spitting snow already. I hope this is a good omen of days to come! Our small club spent late spring looking around our trail system and decided we were all set this year... How things changed in late September! We have had trail closures,reroutes and landowner requests to curb illegal use. I can honestly say without Matt Tetreault’s help we would be in trouble. There are going to be more changes on our 158 Trail over the mountain this fall. There are also going to be changes in Albany village this year. Please stay off the new pavement between the