Thank you for all who looked after the trails, groomers and shelters this season. Those who ran the groomers, cut wood, painted stakes, marked the trails and checked them for downed stakes and signs every week. Those who ran the guys around and picked up the groomer operators when the day/night of grooming was done. Those who picked up parts and did the repairs to the drags and the groomers. Those who hauled the new shelters out and set up everything in them. Over a 1000 Hours of volunteer time towards this great activity we call SNOWMOBILING.
Thank you to the club board members and those who helped out including, Paul Ficken, Danny Dunn, Rod McCarthy, Ron Gordon, Doug Ilchuk, Cindy Balogh, Tyler Carter, Jason Windjack, Kalvin Nankivell, Scott Ogilvie, Curtis Phillips, Bert Uhrich, Brian Corscadden, Gary Mills, Nolan Mudrewich, Boyd Dayman, Doug Curtis, Benny Baker, Tracy Vandresar, Allan Mcleod, AB Miller, Larry Highmoor, Gordy McKay, Norman Gentes, and Richard Reed. Sorry if I missed anyone. Also a BIG Thank You to all the land owners and sponsors. We had a great season.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
All Trails will be closed by Sunday April 3rd. South of Kipling is being picked up as I write this and all others will be picked this weekend and closed. The park as far as I know will be open this weekend, BUT check with The Park first just in case the gates get closed along the boundary of Bennett 311J and Stevenson 311F.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Trail are in good condition this week. Carlyle received 4 inches of snow this past weekend on the evening of March 19th. Arcola West received around 1-2 inches. Kipling region received 3-4 inches. Kenosee Village received 6-8 inches of fresh snow. All trails are open but please ride with caution as some signs could have blown down in the big wind we had on the 22nd. Some roads are being cleared for farmers and some drainage ditches are being cleared out for the coming spring melt. PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND WATCH FOR CHANGING TRAIL CONDITIONS.
The Moose Mountain Snowmobile Clubs annual general meeting will take place in Stoughton on April 13th, 2011 8pm. Location tentatively will be the Legion. A general run down on the season and any questions or concerns can be addressed. Also all positions for the board, including directors for Carlyle, Arcola/Kisbey, Stoughton, Corning, Windthorst, Kipling and Kenosee Lake are up are up for election plus secretary, treasurer, Vice President and President. A director position for Carlyle is open as the director is retiring his position. If you would like to help out come on out.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Kenosee Village got 8 inches which has settled to 6. Once past Bennett trail the snow tapers off to about 3 inches. Arcola and north has about 2 inches. The most snow is Kenosee and east. The trails are still marked on all 311 trails, be careful coming out of Carlyle, Highways has plowed the ditch to clean out the culverts. Kipling area got 3-4 inches and the trails in that area are all open. For the diehard sledders, get out and enjoy it.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Lots of melting happened this week. SPRING RIDING CONDITIONS EXIST. The trails are fairing OK considering. #311A from Carlyle to Stoughton is ridable, 311J Arcola North to park is ridable. 311C Kisbey to Park is Ridable. I was on all these trails today and they where covered with snow, no real bare spots. Stoughton north to Corning is ridable, but is the worst trail right now. With all the oil roads and flow lines I would avoid it. The ditches entering and exiting Carlyle and Stoughton are poor. 311B Kipling south and north to the Bullet is good as is 311A from the Bullet to Windthorst and to Corning. The snow is icy, but if you want to ride you still can till Sunday. Trails will begin being pulled this Sunday in some areas. Stay tuned for details. Contact the director in the area you want to ride or to get up to date trail information, see the club web site for a list of phone numbers.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wollaston Lake RCMP searching for two missing snowmobilers
Missing snowmobilers are safe: RCMP
CBC News Posted: Mar 16, 2011 7:06 PM CT Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011 7:06 PM CT
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Two men who set out for a trip across northern Manitoba by snowmobile three days ago and had not been heard from are safe, RCMP say.
The pair left a winter carnival in Brochet, Manitoba, Sunday night.
On Tuesday, RCMP said the men's whereabouts were unknown. The two had told people they were headed for either Wollaston Lake in Saskatchewan, or further north in Manitoba.
"After extensive searching by land and air throughout the day both snowmobilers have been located safely," RCMP said in a news release late Wednesday afternoon. There was no word in the release about where the men wound up.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The groomer is running today March 10th from the Corning Shelter on trail 311A to Stoughton. Friday it will run from Stoughton to Kisbey on trail 311A. With the lack of fresh snow recently and warm temperatures coming we might not be grooming much more as we will just turn the trails into ice. Stay tuned for more details about the grooming progress. The trails are in good condition presently and there are a few small finger drifts to wake you up. Enjoy the trails while they last.