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Winter 2016 39 We are able to share the workload and keep a fresh groom on the trails by having three operators taking shifts and dividing our network into two halves. Each side is refreshed early in the week and set up for the weekend with a focus on main corridor cleanup after busy weekend traffic.This allows for smooth trails all week long and shorter shifts. It prevents burnout and results in a crew that is still excited about grooming toward the end of the season. Grooming at night allows for the best trail setup and these guys try to get underway around 6 p.m. after arriving home from their day jobs.Grooming shifts usually range from six to eight hours depending on conditions. Any night where you dont have to winch up a hill is a good oneBeing located in Central Vermont allows the crew to take a quick supper break at Applebees and theyve been known to get Dominos Pizza to deliver All three of our operators have been involved in grooming for our club for about a decade Jon being the son of one of our founding fathers back in 1972.They are all avid snowmobilers and enjoy hitting the trails outside of their five mile per hour perspective in the big orange Cat Steve and Jon also take the lead on any trail projects bridge repair reroutes and often call upon Kevin and other club volunteers once all the paper work is in place. Steve handles our grooming paperwork with VAST and Jon serves as our Trailmaster shaking hands with our landowners each year to obtain written permission to utilize their land. When asked about accomplishments grooming for our club there is a clear consensus of pride to be involved with trails that have won accolades for quality and consistency in our region.A big thanks to all the grooming crews out there for their efforts behind the scenes allowing us such a wonderful winter playground to enjoy