Fort Mountain Trail Winders News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Back to square one - Pres
The rain really did a number on all the grooming efforts this season. The trails are not passable right now and all grooming is suspended until we get some significant snow.

All the clubs in the southern part of the state are in the same condition and we will all have to wait for Mother Nature to bless us with more snow.

If you do head north to ride, it would be a good idea to check local trail conditions because the entire state took a bit hit with the rain and warm weather.

Bruce


Friday, January 05, 2018
Another great snowstorm - Pres
We will be hopefully getting out late Friday afternoon/ night to start grooming. It is always tough after a big storm because everyone thinks everything should be perfect for the weekend. It will take us a few days to get things into order.

We had a few issues with the machine that we think should be fixed today. Always issues the first few times out.

So enjoy the riding and be safe and PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL. Bundle up because it will be cold.

Bruce


Saturday, December 30, 2017
Update on Trails - Pres
We moved the 5 concrete blocks on 360 at the new bridge we built last season on the railroad bed. You can now get through and we can get the groomer through also to head to Bear Brook on Sunday.

We have a few work parties out today and continue to work on cleaning up trees. The grooming with be going back out on Sunday and Monday. We really do need more snow but we will do what we can with what we have.

Still early season conditions.

AS A REMINDER THERE ARE NO WHEELED VEHICLES ALLOWED ON THE TRAIL SYSTEM. IF YOU DO COME ACROSS SOME...PLEASE EDUCATE THEM, TAKE A PICTURE OF ATV AND REGISTRATION #, AND TELL THEM TO GO HOME A STAY HOME. WE HAVE HAD COMPLAINTS ALL READY AND IT ALSO WRECKS ARE GROOMING EFFORTS.

Happy New Year and ride safe. Meeting on This Thursday at Land Dimensions at 7pm.

Bruce


Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Grooming has begun...but be careful - Pres
Hope everyone had a good Christmas...a blanket of fresh snow with two storms in the last several days.

We have started to groom and establish a base on our trail system...while still cutting downed trees. Some areas are marginal to okay with some rocks exposed and water bars. We still could use more snow to really get the trails ride able. There are many areas with open water bars that should hopefully freeze up this week with the super cold weather. Some trails still have some downed trees so if you head out bring a saw and help us out.

We have groomed the trail to Hilltop Pizza also.

Just remember it is still early and we have early riding conditions...

Our next meeting is the first Thursday of January at Land Dimensions on Rt4 at 7pm. You can ride in thru Bickfords field toward Hilltop Pizza.

Be sure to ride safe...updates to follow.

Thank you for reading

Bruce


Monday, December 18, 2017
Snow is here to stay...we HOPE! - Pres
We are getting some teasing snow early for a change this year but not enough around the southern part of the state to do anything with.

OUR TRAIL SYSTEM IS NOT OPEN YET!!! There is not enough snow, water bars are still open, we have not finished signing the trails, and we still have some trail clearing to do.

So if you are itching to do something...be sure to register your sleds and join the club. You can register your sleds and join the club at Bickford's Sport Center on Rt4 in Epsom or download the membership form on this WEBSITE and send us a check.

We still need some extra help on the trails...it is ongoing right though the winter season. So if you are out and see stuff in the trail...move it if you can or better yet cut it up.

Our next meeting is at Land Dimensions on Jan 4th at 7pm. Plan on attending...hopefully enough snow to ride into the meeting.

Merry Christmas to all...

Bruce