b'Annual MeetingMost Improved Trails Best Signed TrailsBest Groomed Trails This club had several nominations for This club has done an outstanding jobThe next award to goes to a clubthis next award.of grooming in a high snow and highwho has done a lot of work this yearThis year was my first time riding traffic area of the state for many years.improving their trails. This pastthese trails, and being the lead in my They started out with an older piece ofseason they were able to rebuild twogroup, I was able to easily navigate equipment, and despite multiple smallbridges and repair a third bridge.the trails without GPS due to the great issues with this equipment they wereThese projects were completed with allsignage.always able to overcome and keep thevolunteer labor and equipment. trails well maintained. They also invested money and lotsSignage is amazingprevalent and Fast forward to the past season. Theof hard work and time repairing anthoroughclub fundraised and was able toimportant trail. This trail is one ofAt every intersection they have clear purchase a new PB 400. This new piecethe most used trails in their area.signage with all the local business and of equipment coupled with a newOver the past few years mud trucksattractions. Most intersections also drag enabled them to outdo their priorcreated large ruts and caused multipleinclude trail maps for easy navigation performances and deliver even betterdrainage issues on this section of trail.and stress-free riding.trail conditions. The volunteers spent three weekendsAn abundance of well-placed re-ditching the trail, placing a newsignageWith a single groomer and over 60culvert and resetting another culvert.miles of trails to maintain, this clubAfter the ditching was complete,One part of the trail that should be frequently has their work cut out forthey brought in 64 yards of gravel,mentioned was the great signage on them when it comes to grooming.costing thousands of dollars. None ofthe border to border trail.The signs Coupled the high snow and high trafficthese improvements could have beenare exactly where they need to be.in this area, it could be a recipe forcompleted without the dedication andWe think the nomination statements disaster. But not for this hard-workingsupport of 11 key volunteers. shared made this an easy decision for club! The award for Most Improved Trailsthis club to receive this award.With 100 percent volunteer groomergoes to Twinfield Snow Travelers ofThe Drift Dusters of Orleans county operators pushing 8-12 hours on anyWashington county. receive this years Best Signed Trails given night to get their section of trailaward.back in shape for the next day, the club and its steadfast volunteers rise to the occasion on a weekly basis and deliver some of the best trails in the state. In addition to fabulous trails throughout the challenging winter, the club was also uploading information to social media on a regular basis, keeping their membership informed of the great conditions they were providing. The club is truly dedicated to making their large membership happy with smooth trails throughout the northeast kingdom.The Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters of Essex county receive the award for Best Groomed Trails for 2023.Early Winter 2023 | 13'