Trail Conditions
So Far So Good
(06:30 AM, Apr 24, 2017)

    So far this month the weather has been favorable to the diehards. No Rain and no real warm temperatures plus the odd splash of snow. Trails remain good to excellent with the odd bare spot here and there so far this month. There was minimal traffic all of last week. The Golden Triangle has been good so far along with Trail 23 from Nine Mile East up into the Triangle. There is a bit of rain forecasted for the week so we’ll just ave to wait and see what happens with the trails.

Fresh snow most Mornings this Week
(07:00 AM, Apr 23, 2017)

      A fresh layer of snow overnight. Didn’t have any melt yesterday and not much during the week. Should be decent running from Nine Mile East up into the Golden Triangle. The odd 20 foot spot of bare, but should not be a problem. It seems like there was a fresh 1 to 4 cm every morning this week. Sleds dropping off and heading for Governors. Mark had decent traffic yesterday.

Farmers Read this
(07:00 PM, Apr 22, 2017)   use this URL for the pictures

With a single letter mailed from a milk processing company in Wisconsin this month, the Sauer family learned their dream livelihood as third generation dairy farmers was suddenly in jeopardy. The notice, from their milk processing company, told the Sauers their milk was no longer needed because of recent changes in Canada's dairy policies which effectively closed U.S. access to Canada's markets for a product known as ultra-filtered milk.   

Some of the Sauer family's milk had been used for that purpose by the processor.

The family can't sell their milk to other processors because all the milk processers in Wisconsin are operating at capacity. It's a widely held view in the state that there's simply too much milk being produced.

That's what's behind President Donald Trump's claim that Canada is being "very unfair" to Wisconsin dairy farmers. He believes Canadian rules that favour homegrown ultrafiltered milk, which is used in production of cheese and other dairy products, are hurting sales for U.S. producers.

Wisconsin farmers kept producing more milk

'We don't blame you': Wisconsin farmers on Trump's blast at Canada's dairy industry© Provided by CBC 'We don't blame you': Wisconsin farmers on Trump's blast at Canada's dairy industry

But Trump's slam of the Canadian dairy system is characterized by many in the state as misguided, because the real issue is broad overproduction.

Shane Sauer says his 120-head farm east of Madison and other such small operations have long been led to believe the market for milk was near endless.

"Processors have told us for quite a while that they want more milk," he said. "We were told we need to feed the world. So we were just trying to do our part."

Advances in technology allowed dairy farmers everywhere to produce more milk.

 "We don't blame you," said Sauer said of Trump's comments about Canada. "We just want solutions."

Wisconsin alone has more milk cows than in all of Canada.

Small farms squeezed out

As massive dairy farms continue to produce milk at full speed, helping to keep Wisconsin's milk processors supplied, small family operations have been caught in the squeeze.

If the Sauers can't find a buyer for their milk by the end of the month they may have to leave the dairy industry for good.

"And this just breaks our heart," said Jennifer Sauer. "It's not a job for us, it's a lifestyle."

Jennifer and Shane Sauer fear they'll be driven out of the dairy industry as Wisconsin processors will no longer buy their milk.© CBC Jennifer and Shane Sauer fear they'll be driven out of the dairy industry as Wisconsin processors will no longer buy their milk.

Sarah Lloyd and Nels Nelson, who tend 350 dairy cows on a 400-hectare property northwest of Madison, say their view is that Trump's got it all wrong.

Blaming Canada for restricting market access to ultra-filtered milk is missing the real issue facing Wisconsin farmers, they said.

"Suddenly everyone was pointing the finger at Canada but that's not really what's going on. We have overproduction here in Wisconsin and we really need to address that here at home," said Lloyd.

Small farms are getting squeezed out and no one's doing anything about it, she said.

"It's not fair and it doesn't help us to use this kind of a red herring of Canada because we need to solve our problem."

Report From Ian
(07:00 AM, Apr 21, 2017)

Ian Cormier Thursday April 20th:    I offloaded at 9 mile east and about 1 mile in there is a few bare spots but only like 20 feet long then to 9 mile shelter then 22 to 507 to red pine shelter is actually very good. No washouts on the trail. Back tracked to 9 mile shelter then went on to check on the camp in shady lane and there is a couple washouts but very passable. Only got 100 kms on today but thinking really hard about going back Friday morning.
      Please send in a report on your trip.

Still Great on Trail 23
(07:00 AM, Apr 19, 2017)

     With the temps staying cool, the trails are still in decent shape. Good running from Mine Mile East Road all the way to Governors plus I’m sure up to Serpentine all on Trail 23. It snowed for 24 hours on Monday, but did not stay very long in the city limits, but I’m sure the higher ground seen some good snow to help on the trails. Should be good in the Golden Triangle. Pic just up from Nine Mile Shelter yesterday.

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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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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 826 registered last season (849 for 15/16), (794 for 14/15), (809 for 13/14), (765 for 12/13), (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 and Bathurst.

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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