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 6436 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News CALEDONIA COUNTY Buckaroos of 302 As Kevin and I sit down to write this newsletter, it still feels like summer outside but we know that fall is right around the corner. Leaves are starting to change color and drop, which means the Buckaroos will soon be hard at work with trail maintenance. We’re looking forward to a new snowmobile season and our first meeting was held on Sept. 24. Our trail projects for this fall will include redecking two bridges on the 2004 trail in West Groton, putting a gate on the Sprocket Trail, a minor trail reroute by Route 2, plus the never ending cycle of cutting brush and clearing trails. As always, we encourage the participation of new members to help with the many tasks on the Buckaroos to-do list. After a mild winter and a dry spring, hopefully we won’t be faced with many blow-downs or eroded trails. We won’t know the conditions of our trail system until Buzzy starts mowing but we will keep everyone updated. All clubs struggle with maintaining an active volunteer crew. This year, we will be going through our lists of TMAs sold and will reach out by phone or email to recruit some new volunteers. Trail project dates will be posted in advance on our website and Facebook page. It’s a great time to enjoy the great outdoors, meet some new friends or riding companions, see what it takes to keep our trail system in tip-top shape and enjoy a free lunch! We do have a great core of volunteers already and we appreciate all the time they put into helping us but we always enjoy seeing some new faces. One approach that has worked well for the Buckaroos is that we have trail stewards who maintain a section of trail, monitor the signage and clear debris. If you’re interesting in becoming one of our trail stewards, please contact Gary Lamberton or Kevin McDonnell. We will also be taking an inventory of all of our bridges with photos this year in order to keep track of what bridges will need to be replaced in the future. Here’s to hoping we all have a safe and productive season, and good snowfall! As always, be safe, respect the landowner’s property, and please don’t litter our beautiful trails. Taylor Lamberton, Secretary Kevin McDonnell, Vice President Like us on Facebook Lyndon Sno-Cruisers Our four delegates attended the VAST convention held at Killington Ski Resort on Aug. 20. The Lyndon Sno-Cruisers delegates split the responsibility of attending the three workshops that were held that day. We also returned with the Project of the Year Award for a major reroute that we had to do last season. This makes three years in a row that the club has been recognized for the work that has been done to build the club. We are very proud of this achievement. We also returned home to share our congratulations to Snowmobiler of the Year, Larry Dwyer, with the Orleans Snow Stormers. He has a strong Bonnie Dwyer of the Lyndon Sno-Cruisers tests out the float that the club entered in the Sheffield Field Day parade held this past Labor Day. passion for both clubs and enjoys working on projects snowmobiling with each. He has already scheduled snowmobile safety classes for the coming season. A class is scheduled at Lyndon Town School on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at the Glover Community School from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 802-754-9385 to register for either class. This is the ninth year that Larry has taught safety classes. Our club has already started doing trail work. A culvert was expanded to prevent the drag from sliding into a ravine on trail 51. A second project will be done during the second week of September to stabilize a stream bank to keep the trail from sliding into the river on trail 522 (new number 52.) This work will be done by Mike Bickford. Interactive map changes have been submitted to Shane Prisby to make the map more accurate. One of the shiny snowmobiles took center stage in the Sheffield Field Day parade float this Labor Day. Bonnie Dwyer tossed out candy from her 2016 Polaris Indy 550. Summer has been fun this year with nice weather that we have been able to enjoy. Now we are starting to do some early snow dances at the request of the two shiny blue snowmobiles. We will again have the assistance of the Lyndon State College Snowmobile Club with Sean Flannery, Brian McTeague, Nathan Bevins, Doug