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 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6852 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News WINDSOR COUNTY Wardsboro Pathfinders When it was good, it was very good, and when it was bad, it was very bad. After a wicked January thaw, we finally reopened the 710 Trail thanks to a nice 14-inch snowstorm in early February. It was just what we needed and the trail was glorious! In fact, it was as good as it could get, with the exception of a few open water bars that never froze over. Unfortunately, trail conditions didn’t hold up for very long. A four-day streak of over 50 degree temps only days before our Annual Rescue Ride-In fundraiser in late February deteriorated the trail, which forced us to the cancel the event. “We were all disappointed by the unseasonable warmup. But, we’ll be back and ready for next year’s Ride-In,” commented club Treasurer Karen Rochette. She added, “We might be able to reopen the trail again. You can never count out a big storm in March or April. After all, this IS New England.” As the season winds down, we’re preparing for off-season events. “Wardsboro Pathfinders will have a booth again this summer at the big Wardsboro Fourth of July parade. We’ll have club merchandise for sale, give away free local trail maps, possibly build a float in the parade and hold a raffle,” explains Vice President Melanie Tregoning. Let’s hope mother nature brings a late-season dump. After all, if there’s snow, you gotta go… riding, that is! If not, we hope to see you at the parade! Melanie Tregoning, Vice President Like us on Facebook Rich Rochette, Karen Rochette, Joe Dura, Craig Daniels and Melanie Tregoning stop for a photo at the North Kiosk on the 710 Trail. Andover Mountaineer Snow Riders Hello from the Andover Mountaineers! We have been blessed with snow and we have been out grooming it in! While battling warm temps, melting snow and wind storms taking down trees, we have found time to get out there and ride! While writing this, I looked outside and it looks like someone finally shook the snow globe! A few club officers took a trip to GetSno in Newport to attend their Groomer Day. What a great group of people to be with, and we learned a lot about the equipment. The kids had a blast and GetSno does a great job in both local service and making you feel right at home in a new or used piece of equipment. We even got out there on the agility course! Some of our club officers got together to be part of a Valentine ride-in at Lee Whiting’s and the Chester poker run the next weekend. Thank you, Lee and the Chester Snowmobile Club! We had such a good time that we got together with a few landowners and took a nice ride and made our way to enjoy food at the Stone Hearth Inn. It was so good to get away from the hustle and bustle of club duties for a night and actually enjoy the trails that every volunteer makes possible! At this point we are hoping for a bit more snow to make it through the season and be able to groom more effectively. We are still hopeful to hold our trailside BBQ Ride-In and it will be posted on the club Facebook page when it comes up. Stay tuned for other club events, raffles and trail work days that will be happening earlier this year than in past years. As always, our meetings and work bees are open to anyone that wants to lend a hand or has equipment to spare. Thank you for your continued support and we are glad to have you on our trail system! Sean Snyder, Trailmaster Like us on Facebook Andover Mountaineers Jason Hale, Corbin Baker, Ian Snyder and Melissa Hale test a Tucker 2000 at the GetSno Groomer Day event.