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 Fall 2016 | 11 By Kelly Bowen Yes, there is light at the end of our tunnel! As the 2016/17 snowmobile season approaches, we are very happy to announce that after five years of planning, preparation and work, the Tunnel Brook trail to Hancock has been rerouted and will be open for riding this year. It has been closed since tropical storm Irene in 2011. Thank you to VAST and the US Forest Service Department for facilitating all the legal paperwork and funding, and to everyone else that worked to make this happen. There is still some minor work to be done, but we have completed the major portion of the reroute. In early September, volunteers built the two bridges necessary to complete the trail. The work day was very long but the bridges were completed. We thank all those that came to help and support us. You can see more photos on our Facebook page. Hopefully, your snowmobile trips will take you in our direction this winter and you’ll get to ride and enjoy more of our beautiful area. We are very excited to finally reopen this section and provide snowmobile access to the town of Hancock. Having this trail open means that snowmobilers will have access to a gas station and food in Hancock and our club members from Hancock will be able to access the trail from there rather than coming down to Rochester. We are also still working on rerouting Boyden Brook Trail beginning next summer and look forward to possibly having our entire trail system opened back up before the 2017/18 snowmobile season. This trail has been closed since 2008 due to flooding and is a major connector between the towns of Hancock and Granville, which then leads to Braintree Mountain. If you would like to volunteer for work on this project or any other trail maintenance, please let us know. There is work to be done on the trails year- round in order to provide safe and enjoyable riding and we welcome your help. LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL Thank You to Terry, Tom, Tim, Dana, Dave, Mike, Emma, Kelly, Katelyn, Michelle, Avery, Butch, Jim, Dick, Duke, Forrest and Courtney for your hard work on this project! We would also like to thank the Skip Mart in Rochester and JD’s Quick Stop in Hancock who donated food and soda for the crew. (Photos courtesy Route 100 Snow Travelers)