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June 12, Wed, Trail Mods, Club #1
If you are familiar with the trail system around Governors with Trail 23 being the main trail & 504 being the Mt Carleton exit, then possibly you may be familiar with an extension off the 504 which is a trail we groom into what they call the Dry Gulch cluster.
This extension will be now known as Trail 506. We currently are in conversation with DNR and the NBFSC to make this a snowmobile trail, which we have groomed for years, but never made anything official. If needed we will be making an application to widen this one Km section by 15 feet that runs along the road that Governors now plow from their resort out to highway 180. This way there will be no interference with that road being plowed.
April 18, Final Message from Club #1
It looks like the weather did not cooperate this week and looking forward there is not much weather that favors the trail system even though they are closed, so this will be our final message to all our snowmobiling friends.
On behalf of the Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club #1 I first want to thank all our members who signed up with the club this year plus all those who rode our trails this past season. We had just over 1500 hours grooming for the winter, which is well short of our record due to the up & down season that we had this season (basically three seasons in one), considering we had an earlier start-up & later shut-down than last year. As far as the season went we had a decent year, but will only know how we faired once all the numbers come in. Fuel & labour costs are always the big items, especially the fuel as it kept forever increasing. Lastly we want to thank Joan, Charlene, Donna & Jesse at the lodge, Leo, Melvin, Mark, & Andy on the Groomers and last but not least all of our sponsors who helped us out tremendously through this season.
Our membership numbers are not complete for this year, but indications are that we held our numbers from last year. According to the NBFSC the provincial numbers rose again this past year. In closing we will have periodic reports through the year just to let you know what is going on with the club and we have lots to do before the next season begins, which is normal. Also we want to thank all of you for your great comments.
we also will be in touch at https://www.facebook.com/nepisiguit.lodge
See you all next year:
Zone Meeting April 15
We were at the Zone 5 meeting on April 15 and there was a lot of important items on the agenda for decision making for the upcoming Annual General Meeting on May 5th. It shall prove interesting on the floor of the AGM how these play out. My advice to all clubs is to have your full slate of delegates allotted in attendance.
This is the AGM agenda that is on the NBFSC website which can be found in the April Mail out under the “Club Area”
Important issues up for discussion and voting:
Article 12.1 & 12.2
Article 12.3 & 12.4 which are standard practices for the AGM
Article 13.1 which is a board recommendation
Article 13.2 Which is basically a recommendation by a professional study
to clean up problems with the existing by-laws
For Zone 5 we are in need of a Diector to represent our Zone. Dave Picard who has been our Director for two terms is stepping down. Dave has represented our Zone exceptionally well (Thanks Dave)
Zone 5 consists of Nepisiquit Sport Lodge, Miramichi Valley, Miramichi Snow-Goers, Neguac, Rogersville, Baie St Anne
Eight Year Grooming History for Nepisiguit
Here is a brief history of grooming status over the last 6 years.
Year 11-12 Dec 22 Started grooming from Rogers Lake Conditions
were not that great. A bit of mild towards Jan 1. People running off
trail. Limited grooming Jan 4.
Jan 8 to 9 Broke Trail from Host to Lodge, Not much snow
+ overhanging alders. Great freezing temps with no water.
Great conditions with not much snow in PEI/NS
March 18, 19 temperatures near +28 degrees
Season is toast
Year 10-11 Preping Trails Dec 26 . Started grooming on the 28th
after Storm on Dec 26 & 27 Extremely mild weather. Lots of
washouts and wet areas. Conditions much improved by Jan 20.
Feb 21 over 260 Cm down in Bathurst area with great conditions.
Mar 14 20 mm rain on 11 & 12 but very manageble. -5 deg
Mar 31 No trails closed yet with great base depth
Apr 15 Last day out of the Lodge. Still great up high
Apr 07 08 09 Last Grooming Days
Apr 23 Lot s of people still sledding in the golden triangle
Apr 27 Game over with the rain & mild weather
Year 09-10 Start-up Dec 29 last grooming Mar 28
Poor year as far as linking trails throughout the Province
We had a good year except for linking to the City
Year 08-09 Start-up Dec 16 and never looked back.
Year 07-08 Start-up Dec 15 and never looked back.
Year 06-07 Preped Trails on Jan 15 and started Jan 19.
Year 05-06 Dec 25 50 cm storm and started on 26 and 27.
Year 04-05 Start-up Dec 17, Melt down with warm weather and 50mm of
rain on Dec 24. Never got any better and closed the trails Jan 3
due to ice and not enough snow cover. Started back up on Jan 10.