Trail Conditions
Two Groomers out Last Night
(05:35 AM, Jan 26, 2020)

Sunday, Jan 26th, Club #1
     -7 here in Bathurst this morning and there will be freezing rain later this morning and into the evening followed by about 5 cm of snow for 24 hours. They are calling for up to 10mm and hopefully that number stays where they are estimating. Just afraid to see trees bending into the trail. We had the two groomers out last night doing the California loop and all clusters and the 22 to the 301/22 intersection with the #1 groomer + the 23 from Rogers Lake down to Nepisiguit with the #3 groomer. This grooming will keep those sections flat pre rain. There was very heavy traffic through the system yesterday and the new 504 and the 503 seen good traffic as well. A lot of people are quite happy to see the old 504 reopened. There are at least 80% of the sledders never traveled this trail before. It should be noted that the section between Governors and Melanson Brook is on the narrow side with quite a few blind crests in the trail so we advising everyone to drive with caution in this area and remain on your side of the trail ON THE RIGHT. 



Grooming Went Well Yesterday
(05:45 AM, Jan 25, 2020)

Friday, Jan 24th, Club #1
     We had a great 24 to 30 hours of grooming yesterday completing the trails from Bathurst to Serpentine and Mt Carleton 504. We finally reopened the trail 503 between Trails 23 and 19, which opens up other possibilities of great trail loops offering spectacular scenery. We also groomed the 506. See map below.
     It has been brought to our attention by many parties including groomer operators, sledders, NBFSC etc that there are many incidents of excessive drinking on the trails. Case in proof is the evidence left behind at shelters and pit stops along the trail where aluminum cans litter the trail side. I’m sorry, but Zero Tolerance was adopted by the federation years ago and they will continue to promote it. Further it is illegal to be caught drinking on the trail system and the ORVE has the legal right to levy penalties exactly with the same levels as though you were caught on the roadways anywhere in New Brunswick, (give this some thought as of the seriousness) which includes fines, impoundment of the vehicle and arrests. That is the way it is. Lead by example when out there on the trails. Don’t become a statistic.



Things went well out there last night. + Update 3 PM
(05:15 AM, Jan 24, 2020)

Update 3 PM: 503 completed and half way up on Trail 504 to Mt Carleton
Friday, Jan 24th, Club #1
      Not sure about writing this post this morning as I don’t want to jinx our one day without an incident. With the #1 on the go and just getting back from Serpentine to Rogers Lake, Roger was there to meet Mickey to take it back on the 23 and do the 503 for the first time this year due to the logging operation on Trail 19 near Simpson Fields. When the finish that it will turn on the 23 and do the 504 from Governors to the Mt Carleton Park. The #3 “Big Blue” ran from Nepisiguit to the Host in Bathurst by Ron and Troy took over from there and is currently on the trail back to Nepisiguit Lodge. 
      We are getting great reports back on trail conditions and that was helped by all the cold weather that occurred this past 7 days. We are trying to bring them up to an 8 to 10 level. There was steady traffic all day yesterday through the system and it was almost like Spring riding with temps near the zero level. 
    Drive safe out there.  



Big Thank You to Atlantic Host
(02:00 PM, Jan 23, 2020)

    Another sell-out supper at the lodge last night. We want to thank Keith and his wonderful staff for providing the most popular of all our suppers. We had people in from NS Pubnico area, a big contingent from our good neighbors from the Miramichi and different parts of NB plus a couple from Massachusetts. The chicken & rib were fantastic, prizes were great and everyone had a great time. A special thanks to our own volunteers with Dennis, Dave , Richard and Kirk plus our staff Joan, Charlene, Micheline, Bryce and Jessie. Thank you all for all showing up to a great social event. See you next week at our next supper (turkey dinner and all the fixens) sponsored by Guy and West End Sports plus Joan’s special deserts. Call the lodge 548-9174 for tickets as they will be going fast and they could be sold out already.


So many steps forward and back. I can almost Waltz
(05:45 AM, Jan 23, 2020)

Thursday, Jan 23rd, Club #1
      This is so bad you may as well laugh. The last two days it was one step forward or whatever. Too many steps, then you start tripping over everything. So here is what took place yesterday. We got the #1 workhorse back on the trail late yesterday afternoon and it is on the trail at post. The laugher is the #3 which has been running nonstop broke a steering cylinder. It had basically covered a lot of trail between Nepisiguit and Governors. Ron will have that cylinder repaired today.
    The #1 picked up its drag at Nepisiguit and did the 23 502 and the Cal Loop just to get some hours on testing the unit. As soon as it reaches Rogers Lake it will be off to Serpentine on Trail 23, then we have the 504 and the 503 (back in the loop) to get groomed up. The #3 will be doing the trail 19 to Bathurst once the cylinder is repaired. 
      I’m assuming that the Wednesday Night Supper at the lodge was another success (I couldn't attend) as all the tickets were sold out for the Atlantic Host's Chicken & Ribs. I’ll see if I can get some info by late morning. 



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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

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The lodge is conveniently located at the junction of trail 23 and 52.

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Nepisiguit Club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile  club #1, which is the oldest snowmobile club in the province, has the largest membership in New Brunswick with 949 registered last season (826 for 15/16),  (849 for 14/15), (794 for 13/14), (809 for 12/14), (765 for 11/12), (579 for 07/08) with a strong Nova Scotia and PEI contingent and maintains a trail system about 400 Kilometers in length. The club started in 69/70 with one small groomer with membership fees of $10 and groomed  about 175 Km in the area between Brunswick Mines (Old Theriault Rd), Highway 430 (Nine Mile East Rd), and the now Caribou Mines.

Trails were designated and signed by such names as Caribou, Bear, Fox, Rabbit and Beaver. Log shelters were built along the trails and were also designated with animal names. One unique feature at the beginning was that all traffic was in one direction. It made for safer trails as the drags were only so wide. The trails were made in a series of 5 loops and one could vary their trip in any combination of loops as they so wished. We only use a small percentage of these trails today in our present system< namely: Nine Mile East, Nine Mile North, Rio, and the Forty Four. As time progressed  the trails expanded closer to Nepisiguit Falls where the Bathurst Fish and Game Ass. had built a lodge which is currently the Nepisiguit Sports Lodge. Then it progressed into Bathurst to the Atlantic Host Motor Inn.  Then the trail system blew up into the Chaleur area ( we were all one club back then) and down to the Miramichi to the Belfont area where there was a thriving club house.

Of course everything was dependent on the volunteer. Some of the founders were Howard Doucet , Bud Kenny, John Labonville  and there were a few more, plus loads of volunteers.  
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