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 64VAST Potential Do you think you’ll continue to stay involved in the sport as you grow older and if so, in what way? Absolutely, I would like for nothing less! For the time being, my career has taken me elsewhere in New England, but my family will still be based in Vermont so I hope to return to VAST before long and serve on a VAST club’s board. It’s those dedicated members along with countless volunteers who keep Vermont going, so I want to be sure I do my part. From my time as part of the Lyndon Sno-Cruisers, I had a glimpse into the workings of a volunteer club. It’s basically a job that is done out of generosity, and considering there are over 130 clubs statewide, it’s a huge effort to keep the state going. What is your most favorite trail? And why? There’s certainly too many to count, but the Glastenbury Loop in Woodford has my vote! I do like longer rides, but when you’re hanging around and just want to go for a quick 25-mile ride, “the loop” is perfect. It has tight, twisty trails and fast forest roads that make for an awesome balance. What accomplishments in the snowmobiling community are you particularly proud of? There’s a lot I have to be proud of, but certainly above all would be the formation of Lyndon State College Snowmobile Club and the connecting VAST Trail. The club opened up numerous trail work activities for myself and other students and we were able to involve ourselves in the community frequently. Also something I’m proud of was participating in the fourth VTB2BN24 ride through all of Vermont with my Dad and brother! Not only did it raise money for cystic fibrosis research, but I was only 14 and my brother was even younger than me. We stayed in Island Pond, which was my first time in the NEK, and it was truly an incredible (and tiring) experience! What do you think we can do as an organization to generate interest for people your age? This is the million-dollar question. Without involvement from the young generations, it’s going to be a struggle to keep the community going. Many don’t want to be bothered with volunteer work anymore. Until that rhetoric changes, it will be difficult. But continuing outreach via social media, and attracting riders from other winter recreation activities could help. Although initial costs can be expensive, over several years it is certainly worth it to snowmobile! Snowmobiling in Vermont is a truly incredible experience that I hope will continue indefinitely into the future. I’m fortunate to have had a recreation activity such as this be such a large part of my life, and I’m excited for the next generation! Fall 2016 | 33 Anthony Marcari III and Larry Dwyer Anthony and friends enjoying Hogback Mountain