Dec 11, Wed, 6 AM Snowmobile Trail Report, Club #1
-13 at post. We had our good neighbors, Miramichi Valley, put signs up on Trail 52 off the Taylor Bk rd. That trail will also take on a whole new look coming into the head pond from that road. Thanks Ron & Dave!!! We’re in need for emergency help for either Thurs, Fri, or Sat. We would like you to contact Don if you’re available.
Looks like there could be a little snow in the forecast. This system is coming up through Maine. FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK EAST OF THE GULF OF MAINE SUNDAY...THOUGH THE EXACT TRACK OF THE LOW IS STILL UNCERTAIN. THE LOW COULD BRING SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE FORECAST AREA SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. THOUGH SNOW TOTALS AND THE LOCATION OF THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THE EVENTUAL TRACK OF THE
LOW. THE LOW WILL EXIT ACROSS THE MARITIMES MONDAY
3 Days left for the early bird pass.
Dec 10, Tues, 6 AM Snowmobile Trail Report, Club #1
You have until Friday to pick up your early season pass. We’re still working on season start up minor jobs and getting our equipment geared up. This past weekend we got the #1 groomer set and ready for the trail. We did some trail work on the section of 23 between Nine Mile West rd. And Rogers Lake, set up the tanks at Governors, signed the new section of trail 19 near Blue Mountain pit today, and today we started on relighting the yard/Lodge lights at Nepisiguit Lodge.
We still have to make a do-over on a bridge plus tie up loose ends on the bypass on trail 19 adjacent to Little River Rd. If you want to look at our season start-up history, scroll to the bottom of this page. One positive so far is the early freeze-up, which is good to have before we get too much snow. Our average start up date has been late Dec. We had great signs of snow compared to past years, but we’re on the wait and see mode.
Dec 8, Sun, 7 AM Snowmobile Trail Report, Club #1 TRAIL PERMITS
Only 5 more business days left to purchase your early bird permit. For our NB members, trail permits are officially on sale at SNB. For all our out of province members you can go to the “Trail Permits” page and download our form on line 3 and follow the instructions. You can save the service fee by doing this or use the hard copy in our mail-out, which was sent to you last week. (note that your permit will then be mailed to you free of charge) Savings can be realized for the early registration deadline of Dec 15 for all sleds 2005 and newer. For our NS members in the Halifax area, you can pick up your membership permit at Full Throttle Power Sports in Dartmouth.
To: All snowmobile members and potential members of Nepisiguit Sports Lodge
When filling out the application form please indicate the club that you want to belong to.
Lodge Signs for Sponsors
This is permanantly fixed in our Calander of Events page
Fax Number: 1-506-545-6565
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nepisiguit Sports Lodge Snowmobile club is responsible for 450 Km of Groomed trails in the Bathurst region. We run two Lamtrac groomers and run these units for 1500 to 2000 hours in a season. With the trail system we have it is near impossible to run this equipment with the expenses they incur on Trail permits alone.
We would be proud to count on you as a sponsor of a small bill-board on which we can display your advertisement for your business at our lodge.
We would require from you a bill-board with exact dimensions 12” X 24” at your cost. We can help you in that regard as we have a local business that can do it for $30.00 or you can get it done yourself. Your email, contact person & mailing address is also required.
From this point on we will then invoice you for a yearly fee of $100.00 + HST. Below are some examples of the signs that we display at the lodge.
Don Basque: Advertising Director 545-6565
Marc Hannan: Co- Advertising Director 544-5445
Richard Dobson: President Nepisiguit Sports Lodge
Dec 3rd, Tues, 6 AM Snowmobile Trail Report, Club #1
Here is an update on jobs left to do:
1. Create a new trail for Trail 19 due to a conflict of interest.
This will be very costly for the club, but we will manage. It looks like a 7.5Km
Bypass and numerous water problems. This is on hold as we are just going to do a minor bypass for this year, because we are a bit late to take on this major undertaking. We have been working on this minor bypass for over a week already. Major water problems have been the issue. Today we broke through with the complete trail connected, but we still have to run through with some minor chain saw work.
2. Bridge on Trail 19 about 17 Km from the Host needs
relocation & rebuild
3. Trail 23: 11 Km on Nine Mile East widened by Fornebu.
Now need excavator and Dozer to clean up trail. Also
need bridge on same road. This has been put on the back burner for this year.
We just found out tonight that Fornebu (leaseholder have no operations on this
road for this year. GREAT NEWS!!!!
In summary, we only have the above #2 as our last major. If you look at the Nov 20th
entry below, we have accomplished a lot this year, thanks to all our volunteers.
12 Days left to get the early trail permit.
Dec 1st, Sun, 4 PM Snowmobile Trail Report, Club #1
We had two crews out this morning, one working on the bypass, dropping in a pipe and the other way out on the Taylor Bk road trying to finish up on a bridge we started about 3 weeks ago. The logistics on the bridge required taking in lumber 3 to 4 pieces at a time for ½ Km. For this winter we are calling it completed, although we’re missing about 8 boards for the track tread.
3 weeks ago Today
Nov 26, Tues, 8 PM Snowmobile Trail Report, Club #1
Another day on the Trails. After GPS ing the bypass to go around blockage of Trail 19 adjacent to Little River Rd, we put the bush hog to work. We got up the East side of the bypass and did part of the west side. The bypass is about 3.4 Km in length through moderate terrain. Below shows the two options for the bypass: Unfortunately option 1 is too late to get the approval, but we have the paperwork in progress and other details to work out. Thanks to the property owners on either side, who gave us permission to cut through their land for option 2. It is greatly appreciated.
More details at our meeting tomorrow night at the Atlantic Host at 7 PM. Everyone is welcome.
Nine Year Grooming History for Nepisiguit
Here is a brief history of grooming status over the last 9 years.
Dec 28: Started grooming right from Bathurst,
Conditions From Bathurst to the Lodge were doable.
Grooming all trails above Lodge.
Dec 27 8 to 10 inches conditions much improved. As time
progressed towards Jan 12 snow gradually wore out
between Bathurst and the Lodge where conditions just
became doable in that stretch
Jan 13 /14 Mild spell 4 to 11 deg forced to call Everything
closed from the City, doable from Lodge out to shelter
Jan 22 Reopened the trails after 10 to 15 cm Still scratchy
Jan 31 All Trails closed in NB due to rain & meltdown
Feb 3-4 10 cm snow open from lodge west but icy no grooming
Feb 9 Major storm to the south 15 cm in Bathurst
Feb 17 & 20 Two majors in a row total close to 95 cm Back
Mar 29 All Trails from the city closed. Still grooming Lodge
April 8. Last grooming. Trails fair to poor on what is left
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.