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 56Summer 2016 | 33 Club News Rick Ringgard made this beautiful sign for Lyndon Snocruiser fundraising events. On July 2 we had a summer picnic for club members and landowners at Al Robertson’s Castle on Berry Hill Road in Sheffield. Larry Dwyer, Secretary Like us on Facebook CHITTENDEN COUNTY ESSEX COUNTY Williston Hill Hawks We all enjoy the nice summer days where we can get outside and do the things we love. The endless list of Vermont summer activities is the reason to live in this state. But if you are a hardcore snowmobiler coming off the worst winter ever, there is still a void to fill. People put away their sleds and break out their motorcycles, but the two sports are very different. I agree that jumping on a bike and heading out to your favorite lunch spot can be fun. However, you have to share the road with everyone else. If you’re riding your snowmobile, the trail is yours. How many times have you stopped your snowmobile and just enjoyed the moment? Maybe it is a beautiful Vermont scene, wildlife or falling snow. These are things you just don’t see on a motorcycle. Well, I guess if you consider political signs, road-kill and persistent rain similar! I was just thinking about how some of the same people who enjoy snowmobiling also enjoy the open road on a bike. It is similar with the wind in your face and a powerful motor under the handlebars, yet different. If we get another winter like the last one, maybe a lot of people will buy a bike to add to their toys. I am glad there are no loud V-Twin pipes allowed on the trail though. A peaceful night in the winter woods is different than crickets and frogs sounding off all summer. But the stars don’t care, they are out every night. Enjoy that bike, boat or whatever makes your summer fun. The trails will open Dec. 16 and we will try it again. Richard Spitzer, President Like us on Facebook Brighton Snowmobile Club Summer has arrived but it wasn’t without a long spring, or so it seems. Waiting for drier weather made picking up signs a little late for some of us. When removing the trail signs on Trail 11 in the Island Pond area in May, there was still frost in the ground. Removing some of the trail markers was not that easy. We did have a couple of stare downs with rather large adult moose which looked pretty healthy. We didn’t bother to ask them if they had valid trail passes and saw them go on their way with no real confrontations. Volunteering your time to help the clubs out does have its advantages other than great trails. We are planning our annual family cookout for members, guests and prospective members at Lakeside Campground in Island Pond on Aug. 28 at noon. It is always a great time for socializing and storytelling. Once again, Maurice Barnes, owner of the campground, has offered us the use of his facilities. We hope that we will see many of you there. For more information and to let us know that you are coming, please call Janet Selby at 802-895-2951 or email her at We are fortunate that we have no large repairs planned for our three groomers due to a rather short season last year and not a lot of wear and tear on them. Of course, we do have the usual trail work and projects planned for the fall. We encourage you to volunteer some of your time to help us with those projects. We also encourage you to take advantage of the Early Bird trail pass. These early sales help our club with early start-up funds for our projects and expenses. I can’t believe that we will have another winter like last year.. Homer Selby, Club Reporter Like us on Facebook Canaan Border Riders The Border Riders had an exciting spring. We started with a landowner and volunteer appreciation steak cookout at the Timeout Tavern on May 14 with an excellent turnout. We followed it up on May 20 by being honored by the North Country Chamber of Commerce as volunteer