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68 Snowmobile VERMONT All good things in life start somewhere. In Southern Vermont the Jacksonville E-Z Riders Snowmobile Club Trail System is where the VAST trails begin. Our trails start on the border of Mass. and Vermont and even reciprocate with Massachusetts SAM trails for several miles between WM-6 WM-8. With 65 miles of trails along with 66 bridges and 50 road crossings keeping up with all of it is a year-round job. Thankfully our core group of longtime volunteers along with several new club members make the task of trail work something we enjoy with like-minded members whom we also call our friends. HISTORY Back in 1971 seven local couples who were the adventurous type were all proud owners of new snowmobiles. Brands such as Ski-Doo Evinrude Moto Ski Scorpion and Eskimo to name just a few brands that were available back then. Stuart Garland had opened his snowmobile and chain saw shop in 1969. Forming a local club seemed like a good idea to the seven couples who had started riding in the area on private property with the owners blessings. Back then VAST had not organized yet but efforts statewide to connect local trails were underway. This effort was the start of what we now know as the Statewide Snowmobile Trail System. It is interesting to point out that in 1971 when VAST organized the TMA rate was only 25. Club patches were the choice branding of most clubs in that era and ours has a rich history. When the newly founded club needed ideas for the club patch design they opened it up to the public to submit their ideas. Even local third graders submitted their designs but when all were reviewed it was Dana Dixs design that won the votes. As the many years passed the patch faded away in usage. Now 45 years later the slogan of Bring the Patch Back has succeeded and the original club patch has been reborn for the logo of our new website. It is also being used for our club apparel and club stickers. OUR TRAILS If you have never had the pleasure of riding our trails here is a guided tour. Our trails are part of the well-known Woodford Loop which is a 90-mile loop that runs through three clubs trail sections and borders Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers trails on the northeast. The trail at Route Where The Trails Begin On the Southern End Jacksonville E-Z Riders With 65 miles of trails and 66 bridges along with 50 road crossings Ray Combs at 75 years young always finds the time to volunteer countless hours. Ray is checking trails on the power lines known as the Deerfield Loop which runs from the state line into Readsboro and also the Green Mountain National Forest. volunteers along with several new club members their designs but when all were reviewed it was Dana Dixs design that won the votes. As the many years passed the patch faded away By An E-Z Rider