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Should be a Busy Day on the Trails Today

05:50 AM - Feb 23, 2019

Sat, Feb 23rd, Club #1
      Second day (of free Trail Permit by the NBFSC. Must have free permit displayed. Extremely busy for a Friday with a lot of sleds from NS & PEI. Welcome to Bathurst! Groomers were out again last night and receiving all good comments from sledders. Hayden and Charlie were over the 503 for the first time yesterday and they said it was a wonderful experience. Just to remind everyone again that the first kilometer from the highway 180 going south on the 503 is a shared trail. Please respect the camp owners in the 1 Km access to their camps by slowing down. 
     The groomers were out last night and into this morning and will be out again tonight. With so much traffic please drive on the right side of the trails and no two abreast. Stay on your side in the turns and stay out of the snowdust from the sled ahead of you. No double parking. “Garbage in Garbage out”
    Supervillage Trailblazers annual Steak Barbecue Saturday, Today from 1-7 pm at the clubhouse on Trail 24. T-bone steak with all the fixins, dessert, tea or coffee. $25 Tax in.
    Check the pic. I have something new for you. I took the NBFSC Map https://nbfsc.evtrails.com/# and highlighted in red our trails done last night and this morning. See pic Anything in green is done in the last 48 hours to the hour.
Also note that the Trail 19 section that was closed, should be groomed today. It was signed on Wednesday.
SLED SAFE


Stop at All Stop Signs + Update #1

05:20 AM - Feb 22, 2019

Update #1  10 AM
      #2 is still on the trail since 8 PM last night. Just returning from Bass River on Trail 19. First day of free Trail Permit by the NBFSC. Must have the trail permit sticker displayed.

Fri, Feb 22nd, Club #1      Another 10cm of useless snow, but we’ll take it for insurance purposes.  The three groomers were out last night. The #1 was on a 14 hour tear, up 507, 508, Trail 22 ,then back up Piston Alley. The #2 was over from East Bathurst up to Nepisiguit, down to the Host and back To East Bathurst on Trail 19 and the Blue Monster was up to Rogers Lake from Nepisiguit and did Trail 22 from Nine Mile Shelter to the 22/507 intersection. 
    Getting ready for another busy weekend with the “Free Pass Weekend” so we’re expecting an influx from our Maritime Neighbors. Note: you must have your free permit sticker. Please drive with care and attention and please observe all warning and trail signs. There have been numerous near misses with car sled incidents, where sleds are not stopping at stop signs. Stop ahead signs give warning that there s a stop sign ahead. With the high banks of snow that we are experiencing it is so very important that a rolling stop is not adequate. Some of our stop signs are in remote logging areas and hose 24 wheelers don't stop on a dime.
   Supervillage Trailblazers annual Steak Barbecue Saturday, February 23 from 1-7 pm at the clubhouse on Trail 24. T-bone steak with all the fixins, dessert, tea or coffee. $25 Tax in.
    


Last Night's Supper

10:00 AM - Feb 21, 2019

     A great day and a great turnout for last night's Roast Turkey Supper at the lodge. We want to thank Byron Boucher, Claude Doucet and Steve Boudreau  Owners and Sponsors of Boucher Machining, City Center Garage, and Steve's Electric respectively for last night's supper. This is their third year sponsoring this supper. Thanks very much guys as all are huge supporters of our snowmobile club. There was a huge contingent again from Nova Scotia and PEI. We also had our usual 15 sledders in from the Miramichi. Special thanks to you.  We also want to thank everyone for their continued support of our suppers. It is a fantastic social event.
    Next week Supper at Lodge "Hip of Beef" - Blanchards Ready Mix and Doucet's Landscaping Ltd.

Trail 19 Open from Simpson Fields To Park

07:00 AM - Feb 21, 2019

On Feb 20, 2019, at 7:36 PM, Ron Scott wrote:
The signs are all up on trail 19 from simpsons field up into park . I was talking to kyle they were unable to groom it today because there operator was sick but he has a operator lined up for tomorrow. This is going to be a great trail to have opened now we have a good connection to 503 to the 23 or over to the 22 trail makes some good loops for sledders we will see more traffic because of this trail being reopened. 

On Feb 20, 2019, at 7:56 PM, Kyle Good  wrote:
Thank you everyone for your efforts on this. Nepisiguit/Ron you guys went above and beyond.
Many thanks,
Kyle Good
Trail Manager NBFSC 

Trail will be groomed today



Trails Setting up Big Time

06:00 AM - Feb 21, 2019

Thurs, Feb 21st, Club #1     -18 at post
       Another cool night. We had two groomers out. The $1 was out up on Trail 22 and a double pass on the Cal loop. Big Blue did its regular run from Nepisiguit up on Trail23 to Rogers Lake. Trails are coming back and some are a 10/10. R&R at the camp overnight so a short report. Great supper last night. See details later.
     Supervillage Trailblazers annual Steak Barbecue Saturday, February 23 from 1-7 pm at the clubhouse on Trail 24. T-bone steak with all the fixins, dessert, tea or coffee. $25 Tax in. 


Conditions Approaching 10

05:45 AM - Feb 20, 2019

Wed, Feb 20th, Club #1 -21  Wind Chill -27
    All groomers functioning this morning. Trails are starting to bear resemblance of pre storm conditions. We got the #1 back to where we picked it up due to a faulty cab lift. It did Simpson Fields to the Island Lake Shelter back over to Serpentine via 503 and Trail 23. He is about 6 hours away from Rogers Lake. The #2 was out 17 19 hours doing the lower section from Bass River to the Atlantic Host on Trail 19 and up to Nepisiguit. It was a cold dangerous night last night. Trails should set up pretty good. 
   Our supper is tonight and tickets are still available (call the Lodge at 548-9174) for our Turkey Supper sponsored by Steve’s Electric, City Center Service Station Ltd and Boucher Machining Inc. We are nearing the month of March and you may want to visit our events page for some interesting events in Nepisiguit’s calendar. 
    Thanks to Denise and Roland for cleaning up around Nine Mile Shelter. Wood from the wood shed, kindling, sweeping, etc. There is a lot of littering along the trails, especially at intersections where it is a usual "Pit Stop". The 10% factor is here where you see cans paper etc, thrown in the snow. This is not right you 10 %. It reflects badly on the the snowmobiling sport. If you see anyone throw a can or paper don't say anything, just make sure that person sees you pick it up and stuff it. Strong Message Sent to those @$$ 0's.
    Our Sister club north of us; Supervillage Trailblazers annual Steak Barbecue Saturday, February 23 from 1-7 pm at the clubhouse on Trail 24. T-bone steak with all the fixins, dessert, tea or coffee. $25 Tax in.

Trails Slowly Coming Back + Update #1

05:45 AM - Feb 19, 2019

Update #1   8 PM
       We transported the #1 back to the drag on Highway 180 at 5 PM today. It is on trail 503 and headed for the Island Lake Shelter on Trail 19. It will turn there and head back on the 503 to Trail 23 at Popple Depot and head for Serpentine tonight. Roger should be back by noon tomorrow. (Some cold out there). The #2 just arrived at Atlantic Hos t from East Bathurst. It will run back to Nepisiguit and then return to East Bathurst sometime tomorrow morning. #3 Big Blue is off tonight.

Tues, Feb 19th, Club #1  -15 in Bathurst
    Busy day at the office again. Did service on the #1, but waiting for repair on cab lift cylinder; hopefully this morning then off to highway 180 to rehook to the drag on Trail 503. The #2 was running the trails since yesterday morning from East Bathurst Tril 19 to Nepisiguit To Trail 502 Austin Bk Cluster, back to Atlantic Host, Trail 500 to Riverside Dr. and over to East Bathurst again. The Blue Monster was up from Nepisiguit on its usual run to Rogers Lake and on to Red Pine then back to Nepisiguit. Trails are slowly coming back. Once we get the #1 running we’ll be cooking. 
   Tickets are available for the Feb 19th supper at the lodge. Call 548-9174


Busy Weekend at Nepisiguit

05:30 AM - Feb 18, 2019

Mon, Feb 18th, Club #1
     This was bussssssy weekend following +40 cm of snow over a couple of days then a little sticky on Saturday. We stayed the course on Saturday and things improved weather wise late Saturday and the groomers started making a difference with some persistent grooming Saturday night, all day Sunday and into last night. It looks like the little stretch between Rogers Lake and Red Pine Shelter took a beating as we put 8 passes on that section plus 4 passes on the 507 and 4 passes on the trail 23 between Nepisiguit and Rogers Lake. The #1 Was up Piston Alley and up the 503. It needed a change of Air Filters and when attempting to lift the cab, Troy couldn’t as the cab lift pump wouldn’t work. We had to get it towed from the point where it crossed the 180 to our shop in East Bathurst. (We want to thank Jansen Branch for his quick response in sending his float all the way from Bathurst (100 Km) up the 180 for the rescue. The float was there at 10 PM for the rescue and back a the shop by midnight) We’ll be working on that today. A simple problem, but a huge disruption in our grooming schedule. Such is the problems of keeping the system up. The #2 cleaned up between Bass River up to the intersection of Trails 19 and 23 “The Line”. The blue Monster put on extra hours on yesterday as it was up from Nepisiguit helping the #1 on the stretch from Rogers Lake to the top of 507. It was out for an unusual 18 hours. Big help from “Big Blue with Ron & Melvin splitting the work”.
    Some of the trails were back to 9.5 to 10 over the last 24 hours. On Saturday the traffic at Nepisiguit lodge was comparable to an all day Wednesday night supper and the staff at the lodge are to be commended for putting out tons of food. The day was terminated by music by Red Hunger and everyone had a great time. He is already booked for the Saturday March 2nd at Nepisiguit. Also a big thank you to Dave Brewster and Marc Hannah for looking after Nepisiguit’s end of the Tour de Chaleur event. Some great prizes were had. Great day oveall!!! 
    Speaking of Wednesday night, tickets are available for our Turkey Supper sponsored by Steve’s Electric, City Center Service Station Ltd and Boucher Machining Inc. We are nearing the month of March and you may want to visit our events page for some interesting events in Nepisiguit’s calendar. 


Sunday Grooming Update

03:25 PM - Feb 17, 2019

     Just came from the Lodge: Word is that the grooming we did last night and the ongoing grooming this morning is making a definite impact on getting our trails back to some normalsy. One sledder claimed that the trail 23 from Nepisiguit to Rogers Lake rated a 10. Others said trail 19 & 23 from the Host was good and another reported from Balmoral to Nepisiguit was good. The trail from Rogers Lake to Red Pine had two groomers working that 10 Km stretch and it looks like they have completed that section according to the GPS.

Should be a Busy Day on the Trails

06:00 AM - Feb 16, 2019

Sat, Feb 16th, Club #1
    It was a very interesting day on Friday to say the least, too much to try and explain here. Our groomers were doing their best and the last leg of initial grooming after the storm was done last night on Trail 23 from Rogers Lake to Serpentine. Roger is just about to turn on his way back from Serpentine. He should be back late this afternoon. We had good intentions of helping out Chaleur with their groomers down situation, but we could only do a little. By the end of the weekend, we should be better able to assist; however, the #1 did from the 503 down 19 to the island Lake Shelter. Despite the 30 cm of soft snow, the trails remain flat, but very loose as this snow did not have any body to it. This could change today with a bit of mild weather with temps near +1. It should be a very good day for sledding with these Spring like conditions. 
    The Tour De Chaleur kicked off yesterday and noticed a lot of traffic on the trails through Friday. Should be a good day at the lodges around Bathurst. At the Nepisiguit Lodge: Hats and Hoodies are being sold for prizes yesterday and today. On purchase of either item you will receive a half & half ticket which makes you eligible for prizes that will be offered but you must purchase a Tour de Chaleur logoed hat and/or hoodie to be a winner. Hats are $20 and Hoodies are $30 tax included all sizes. Draws will be made at Nepisiguit on Saturday night at 6:00pm. Also at Nepisiguit we have a Friday + Saturday food/beverage special: 10 wings 2 beverage for $18. Tonight only we will have entertainment from 7 PM to 11 PM. Performing will be a popular local musician in the person of Red Hunger. 


Out in Full Force

05:30 AM - Feb 15, 2019

Fri, Feb 15th, Club #1
    Our three groomers were out in full force yesterday and will be running 24-7 for a couple of days. I will update later as to their status. The snow that is down has absolutely no body to it and is easy to groom/plough. The trails underneath are flat so that will make it easier where here is no drifting, which by the way is minimal. Sleds should have no problem where trails are not groomed and we encourage you to widen out the tracks if out there. 
    We have a little dilemma as we have our sister Club Chaleur with both their groomers down so we are going to work out some kind of plan to help them today. 

    The Tour de Chaleur will be in full force this coming weekend February 16-17th. All Chaleur area trails will be freshly groomed. We encourage every snowmobiler in the Atlantic area who can get here to come and enjoy three great clubs along with their delicious food. Nepisiguit, Chaleur and Supervillage clubs are waiting to serve you. No registration fee required. All clubs will be selling hats $20 and hoodies $30 taxes included. Each club will have their own set-up for events they’ll be putting on. 
   On the Tour De Chaleur Exclusively; At the Nepisiguit Lodge: Hats and Hoodies are being sold for prizes Friday and Saturday. On purchase of either item you will receive a half & half ticket which makes you eligible for prizes that will be offered but you must purchase a Tour de Chaleur logoed hat and/or hoodie to be a winner. Hats are $20 and Hoodies are $30 tax included all sizes. Draws will be made at Nepisiguit on Saturday night at 6:00pm. Also at Nepisiguit we have a Friday + Saturday food/beverage special: 10 wings 2 beverage for $18. On Saturday night only we will have entertainment from 7 PM to 11 PM. Performing will be a popular local musician in the person of Red Hunger. 


About 25 CM Down in Bathurst + Update #1

05:50 AM - Feb 14, 2019

Update #1 8.30 AM
     More like 30 cm down. Both #1 & #2 groomers moving.


Thurs, Feb 14th, Club #1
      Looks like the forecast was bang on with 25cm and now comes the clean-up. Where are the 10 cm snowfalls; these one footers are commonplace this winter. We have both groomers poised to get out this morning as soon as the operators can get to them. If someone could chime in on whether the road to Rogers Lake is ploughed, that would be helpful to know as that is where the #1 unit is. We hope to be running 24-7 until we get these trails groomed/ploughed under. If you are out there try and spread the snow tracks around to take the air out of the snow ie, don’t follow in the same track. 
      We should have a good bunt to the trails by midnight as we have our operators lined up for relieving. Drive safe     

On the Tour De Chaleur Exclusively; At the Nepisiguit Lodge: Hats and Hoodies are being sold for prizes Friday and Saturday. On purchase of either item you will receive a half & half ticket which makes you eligible for prizes that will be offered but you must purchase a Tour de Chaleur logoed hat and/or hoodie to be a winner. Hats are $20 and Hoodies are $30 tax included all sizes. Draws will be made at Nepisiguit on Saturday night at 6:00pm. Also at Nepisiguit we have a Friday + Saturday food/beverage special: 10 wings 2 beverage for $18. On Saturday night only we will have entertainment from 7 PM to 11 PM. Performing will be a popular local musician in the person of Red Hunger.


Groomers in Position + update #1 + Update #2

05:45 AM - Feb 13, 2019

Update #2  5 PM      15 CM down in Bathurst at post  Just a flurry right now. Supposed to be more coming. We don't need more. Further update on Tour de Chaleur with pics of hats and hoodies or visit our FB page.

Update #1  11 AM        3 cm down in Bathurst  at  post. More coming. 

Wed, Feb 13th, Club #1
     No supper tonight due to weather. We have our groomers in position for Thursday. The #1 was out yesterday on Trail 22 and the California loop. The #3 Blue Monster groomed from the shop in East Bathurst back up to the lodge after we did some TLC and service to the unit. The trails still remain in very good shape and we’ll be ready to go Thursday. Watch for snow updates today.
    The Tour de Chaleur will be in full force this coming weekend February 16-17th. All Chaleur area trails will be freshly groomed. We encourage every snowmobiler in the Atlantic area who can get here to come and enjoy three great clubs along with their delicious food. Nepisiguit, Chaleur and Supervillage clubs are waiting to serve you. No registration fee required. All clubs will be selling hats $20 and hoodies $30 taxes included. Each club will have their own set-up for events they’ll be putting on. 

      Exclusively; At the Nepisiguit Lodge: Hats and Hoodies are being sold for prizes Friday and Saturday. On purchase of either item you will receive a half & half ticket which makes you eligible for prizes that will be offered but you must purchase a Tour de Chaleur logoed hat and/or hoodie to be a winner. Hats are $20 and Hoodies are $30 tax included all sizes. Draws will be made at Nepisiguit on Saturday night at 6:00pm. Also at Nepisiguit we have a Friday + Saturday food/beverage special: 10 wings 2 beverage for $18. On Saturday night only we will have entertainment from 7 PM to 11 PM. Performing will be a popular local musician in the person of Red Hunger. We will “pass the hat” to try and recover his fee.
Exclusively; Chaleur Snowmobile Club is running a special on Saturday February 16th for all snowmobilers and friends at their club from 11:00am to 7:00pm. 8oz Sirloin Steak with your choice of Potatoes for $17.50 or anything off the regular menu. Also, Band Country heart will play from 7:00pm to 11:00 pm at the club. Come and enjoy the Tour de Chaleur Trails this Saturday. 

Go to www. Bathursttrails.com for trail tour suggestions


Quiet Day at the Office

05:30 AM - Feb 12, 2019

Tues, Feb 12th, Club #1
      Very quiet on the grooming front today. With the trails still on the flat side, we did some TLC work on the Blue Monster and a bit of work on the drag for the #2 unit. With the storm forecasted for Wednesday plus with the good condition that our trails are in, we will be doing limited grooming until then. 
      With the pending storm for tomorrow, we will make a decision on Wednesday nights supper today. If there is no change in the forecast there is a possibility that it could be moved to the end of the season. It seems that we’re always fighting the weatherman on w=Wednesdays. 
    The Tour de Chaleur will be in full force this coming weekend February 16-17th. All Chaleur area trails will be freshly groomed. We encourage every snowmobiler in the Atlantic area who can get here to come and enjoy three great clubs along with their delicious food. Nepisiguit, Chaleur and Supervillage clubs are waiting to serve you. No registration fee required. All clubs will be selling hats $20 and hoodies $30 taxes included. Each club will have their own set-up for events they’ll be putting on. 

           Exclusively; At the Nepisiguit Lodge: Hats and Hoodies are being sold for prizes Friday and Saturday. On purchase of either item you will receive a half & half ticket which makes you eligible for prizes that will be offered but you must purchase a Tour de Chaleur logoed hat and/or hoodie to be a winner. Hats are $20 and Hoodies are $30 tax included all sizes. Draws will be made at Nepisiguit on Saturday night at 6:00pm. Also at Nepisiguit we have a Friday + Saturday food/beverage special: 10 wings 2 beverage for $18. On Saturday night only we will have entertainment from 7 PM to 11 PM. Performing will be a popular local musician in the person of Red Hunger. We will “pass the hat” to try and recover his fee.

    Exclusively; At Chaleur Snowmobile Club is running a special on Saturday February 16th for all snowmobilers and friends at their club from 11:00am to 7:00pm. 8oz Sirloin Steak with your choice of Potatoes for $17.50 or anything off the regular menu. Also, Band Country heart will play from 7:00pm to 11:00 pm at the club. Come and enjoy the Tour de Chaleur Trails this Saturday.


Busy This past Weekend

05:45 AM - Feb 11, 2019

Mon, Feb 11th, Club #1
    All three groomers were out yesterday in different areas and at different times. The #1 was up Piston Alley and over the 503. We had some trail issues and he spent 20 hours by the time he got back to Rogers Lake. It will be parked for today. The #2 made its double run from East Bathurst to the Host and back. The #3 New Holland was down to the shop from Nepisiguit for some TLC work today and tomorrow. All trails in our system range from a 9 to a 10. I see a little weather blip on the radar for Wednesday (supper night). We’ll see what transpires over the next day and a half. 
    The Tour de Chaleur will be in full force this coming weekend February 16-17th. All Chaleur area trails will be freshly groomed. We encourage every snowmobiler in the Atlantic area who can get here to come and enjoy three great clubs along with their delicious food. Nepisiguit, Chaleur and Supervillage clubs are waiting to serve you. No registration fee required. All clubs will be selling hats $20 and hoodies $30 taxes included. Each club will have their own set-up for events they’ll be putting on. 

   Exclusively; At the Nepisiguit and Rogers Lake Lodges; Hats and Hoodies are also being sold for big prize draws at Nepisiguit on Saturday night at 6:00pm. On purchase of either item you will receive a half & half ticket which makes you eligible for Great prizes that will be offered but you must purchase a Tour de Chaleur logoed hat and/or hoodie to be a winner. Hats are $20 and Hoodies are $30 tax included all sizes.
     Exclusively; Chaleur Snowmobile Club is running a special on Saturday February 16th for all snowmobilers and friends at their club from 11:00am to 7:00pm. 8oz Sirloin Steak with your choice of Potatoes for $17.50 or anything off the regular menu. Also, Band Country heart will play from 7:00pm to 11:00 pm at the club. Come and enjoy the Tour de Chaleur Trails this Saturday.
   Go to http://www.bathursttrails.com/en/suggestions  for trail tour suggestions. See you all there!!!


North Shore Welding; Sponsor of last night's Supper

09:00 AM - Feb 7, 2019

A great day and a great turnout for last night's Roast Beef Supper at the lodge. We want to thank Richard Saulnier and North Shore Welding, Sponsor of last night's. Richard has been sponsoring this supper going on 20 years and is a huge supporter of our snowmobile club. There was a huge contingent again from Nova Scotia and PEI. We also had about 20 sledders in from the Miramichi. We want to thank everyone for their continued support of our suppers. It is a fantastic social event.
         Next week is Bar-B-Q Chicken; Sponsors - ElmTree Resources Ltd., Hatheway Auto Group, Maritime Refrigeration Ltd., Bathurst Toyota and Hatheway Nissan. You had better get your tickets early by calling the lodge at 548-9174. This is always a popular Supper.

Conditions Remain Great + Update #1

05:50 AM - Feb 7, 2019

Update #1  1 PM
   The #1 unit just turned at the 22/31 intersection on Trail 22. Troy is headed back to Rogers Lake vi Trail 22. 507, 23. When he arrives the unit will run to Serpentine on Trail 23. The #3 (Blue Monster) completed its run from Nepisiguit into Rogers Lake and back to Nepisiguit on Trail 23. The #2 will be out tonight on Trail 19 to  https://www.atlantichost.com/ and back to East Bathurst.

     We finished up on the #1 unit and it left the shop this morning in East Bathurst on 19, then up to the Lodge and Nine Mile Shelter all the way to the 22/301 intersection on Trail 22. He is set to be back at Rogers Lake where it will again leave for Serpentine. The #2 was out yesterday morning from the shop to Bass River on trail 19, mainly for cutting overhanging branches. It will be out this evening for the https://www.atlantichost.com/ , The #3 groomer went from Nepisiguit into Reogers Lakelast night on its usual run, which is absolutely one of the main reasons why the conditions are so good this year. It frees up the other two units to concentrate on either side of the Nepisiguit Lodge area, which takes a pounding with heavy traffic.
     Trails remain in 9 to 10 conditions. See NBFSC map  https://nbfsc.evtrails.com/# . Traffic was very steady at the lodge yesterday and reports are great around the province.
Huge turnout for supper last night. See report at 9 AM


New Shelter for Red Brook on Trail 19 See below for material already procured

08:00 AM - Feb 5, 2019

New Red Brook Shelter As Proposed by our
Shelter Director
Tyler Mullin   546-5349
This year we have teamed up with the students at bathurst high school, under the supervision of Mr. Frank Coombs to Construct a new warm up shelter to replace the old, original red brook shelter. They plan to do this build this semester and so we are looking for donations of any kind (material or monetary) to help with the project. 
Fornebu lumber has once again agreed to lend a big helping hand by donating all the structural lumber required. 

Below is a list of required material for the future red brook shelter. Not listed is the type of insulation or siding we will use, vinyl siding and spray foam would be preferred to reduce likely hood of woodpecker and other animal issues, however this will depend on donation response.
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!
     So far, we’ve had great response for request for shelter material. A special THANK YOU goes out to: Fornebu Lumber, Eddy Group, Three Step General Contracting (Roofing) Plus monetary from three donators to be named later. We are down to siding, windows, chimney items and a door plus miscellaneous  . Anyone have a source call Tyler at 543-5349. See 8 AM post.
General materials
Material procured highlighted in yellow  
3 ½ “ Ardox nails 20Kg    Eddies 
2” ardox nails 20Kg      Eddies
3 – tubes of sealer / caulking for window and door    Eddies
5 – tubes construction adhesive    Eddies
Floor materials 
7 – 5/8 TG sheathing     Eddies
5 – 2x6x16’
20 – 2x6x10’
Wall materials 
88 – 2x4x8’
35 – 15/32 sheathing (Inside and outside)   Eddies
1 - 34” door, left swing
2- window s
Fire protection for wall
Roof materials 
20 - 2x6x10’
20 – 2x4x10’

7 – 15/32 sheathing     Eddies
Benches 14- 2x6x8’ 

Total materials
3 ½ “ Ardox nails 20Kg    Eddies
2” Ardox nails 20Kg     Eddies
3 – tubes of sealer / caulking for window and door    Eddies
5 – tubes construction adhesive     Eddies
7 – 5/8 TG sheathing    Eddies 
39 – 15/32 sheathing     Eddies
5 – 2x6x16’
43 – 2x6x10’    Fornebu
14- 2x6x8’         Fornebu
20 – 2x4x10’     Fornebu
88 – 2x4x8’      Foenebu
Fire protection for walls
1 - 34” door, Left swing
2- windows suggested 1 Ea 30” X 30”, 1 Ea 30” X 48”


Mild Today

05:50 AM - Feb 5, 2019

Tues, Feb 5th, Club #1     -7 At Post
       A little freezing rain from 10 AM to 1 PM turning sunny 2 PM to 5 PM a little rain transitioning to snow at 7 PM. Precip 1 to 3 MM
       All three groomers were out yesterday with the main run from Rogers Lake to Serpentine on Trail 23. When it got back to Rogers Lake we ran it to the shop to do some PM on the unit. All groomers will be down for the day given the little mild we’re going through. Trails remain in good shape with a 9 out of 10.  The operators have been cutting over hangs every shift (last ice storm). Instructions were to cut a few every shift, we would start seeing a difference. We asked for some help from sledders, but that didn't get any mileage.
      Once we’re done with the #1, we’ll get it back to Rogers Lake by early Wednesday and all three will be lined up for runs on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday night's Roast Beef supper are still available. Call the lodge 548-9174
     So far, we’ve had great response for request for shelter material. A special THANK YOU goes out to: Fornebu Lumber, Eddy Group, Three Step General Contracting (Roofing) Plus monetary from three donators to be named later. We are down to siding, windows, chimney items and a door plus miscellaneous . Anyone have a source call Tyler at 543-5349. See 8 AM post.


Start of Another Week + Update #1

05:30 AM - Feb 4, 2019

Update #1     6.30 PM
   The #1 is about an hour away from Rogers Lake on his run to Serpentine. We have an operator standing by to take that groomer to the shop for a thawing out and a look-over during the mini mild spell tomorrow. So we'll have that trail covered from Serpentine to East Bathurst tonight. The #3 was out for 6 hours today doing its duty from the Lodge to Nine mile East Shelter. The #2 was in the shop today for a look-over and some major welding on the drag. All is good. We have some material update for Red Brook Shelter. Please review it each day.

Mon, Feb 4th, Club #1
    This week's supper at the Lodge Roast Beef sponsored by North Shore Welding Wednesday 6-30 PM, Call the lodge for tickets 548-9174
   The groomers were out last night in staggered shifts. The #2 ran from the host early in the day (super bowl) to Nepisiguit and into the 502 Austin Brook then down to the shop in East Bathurst. The #1 is off to Serpentine from Rogers Lake on Trail 23. The #3 had the day off. 
     Both the #2 and #1 will be at the shop for deicing and lookovers. Trails are in good shape going into Monday. We had a very busy weekend on the trails and the compliments on the trails keep coming. A credit to Ron and crew plus the third groomer added to the fleet. 
     We have a notice coming in our 8AM post on a shelter replacement. This is a project headed by our shelter director Tyler Mullin; his message: “This year we have teamed up with the students at Bathurst High School, under the supervision of Mr. Frank Coombs to Construct a new warm up shelter to replace the old, original Red Brook shelter. They plan to do this build this semester and so we are looking for donations 

Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club #1 Closing Message to Members and all Snowmobilers

07:00 AM - Apr 15, 2018

       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. As far as the season went we had the busiest season on record. There were a lot of positives to take away this season and the only negatives were that we could have used an extra groomer or two to keep up with the traffic. We want to acknowledge all of our sponsors, without them it would be impossible to put a product out there for you snowmobilers. Lastly we want to thank Joan, Charlene, Pat, & Jesse at the lodge, Melvin, Leo, Billy, Michael & Daren on the Groomers.
     Our season started off with a bang with the groomers hitting the trails on Dec 15th after a few good snowfalls prior to the 15th. We had an above average year at the lodge and our Wednesday night suppers were a good draw again this year with a few bumps due to inclement weather. We don’t have a handle on membership numbers, but we should “hold our own”. We good snow most of the season up until warm soft weather kicked in on the first week of April. At times we could have used four groomers just to keep up, due to the lack of snow south of the Miramichi line. 

     Going forward the club is in decent shape and we have our usual problems of keeping the system running. Presently we’re working on both groomers getting them stored away and making them ready for next year. We made significant upgrades in two bridges being built and a significant upgrade in the trail 19 from East Bathurst, which I might add gave us a little problem getting the trail established due to the late finish in construction of both. We have a third bridge going to be constructed in the Little River area of Trail 19 and that will take place this summer. We are in the process of upgrading the groomer fleet with the purchase of a new groomer with trade-in of an older unit. The club is also in need of new and more directors to ensure the longevity of the club. We don’t have problems with getting volunteers, but it is at the administrative end where numbers are lacking. I also put up my notice to the executive that this will be my last year running the grooming operations after 14 years. I will however stay on with the club in managing other aspects of the club. Without someone stepping into this job will be very difficult with the club moving forward, so we are hoping that out of the 850 members we have, that surely someone is willing to step up.
      In closing we would again like to thank all for your support for this past year and look forward to seeing you all back next year. Please stay posted as periodically we will have info to pass on. Have a great summer and remember Club #1 next year when registering. “BUY WHERE YOU RIDE” 


Don't panic with the rain

07:00 AM - Feb 5, 2018

Monday, Feb 5th, Club #1      +temps today with some rain. Don’t panic and don’t worry; this will not hurt us any. We need a little moisture to tighten up the trail surface. Temps should drop tonight, so we’re going to take a little breather and start on the trails tomorrow. In the meantime we have a little TLC work to be done on the #2 and we should have that cleared up by the end of the day.
      I want to take a little time today to tell you how great our members are in there support and understanding in knowing what it takes to get our system like it is. We thank you for your tremendous support to our club and lodge and of course your generosity. We have tremendous support from our corporate sponsors, whether it be in your donations, web advertising, signage ads, repairs resources and our Wednesday Night Suppers. To all of you; THANK YOU. All monies raised go right back into our trail system, whether it be grooming, signage, trail maintenance (year around) and repairs. Our budget is just around half million and it takes everything to keep things going, so the next time you stop at the lodge for something to eat or fuel up that money is well spent. 


New Hats for Sale at Nepisiguit Club #1

08:00 AM - Nov 6, 2017

       At the end of last season went out on a mission to procure club hats. These will be on sale in the coming season at the Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club's Lodge. We are now looking at purchasing shirts for the club.
We have them in three different colors, thinking that one color may be more predominent than the other. SEE PICS

Grooming plus warnings about riding on non designated trails

05:10 AM - Jan 4, 2017

    -3 in Bathurst at post. Snow turning to rain today. Yesterday the #1 was up to Serpentine from Rogers Lake (trail 23). 21 hour run. On the way back it did the Dry Gulch 506 road. The #2 is very close to a fix and if there is, then both groomers will wait until this snow dries out a bit.
     Just a warning to all snowmobilers wandering off groomed trails on private property: if we abuse our privilege we could lose a very important section of Trail 19 from Atlantic Host going East. Another contentious area is in Gloucester Junction Near East Bathurst, which is again on 19 East. Some sledders are jumping the trail onto the CNR rail bed. We’ve already been warned by the CNR in past years. If we lose this section of trail, then all the work that was done between that area and Route 360 will all be for not, thus cutting access to East Bathurst plus the Peninsula. This no laughing matter if we want snowmobiling to continue here in Bathurst. 


Final Safety Message

11:00 AM - Dec 29, 2016

 Final Safety Message #5
   Summary: I hope that the safety messages over the last few days have shed some light to those who drive with reckless abandon on our snowmobile trails. There is much more I could have stressed on, but wanted to point out the messages that were closer to the life threatening; speed, stay on your side, parking on trail,  hand signals. If you haven’t read them, just scroll down and do so. Remember, it is rider responsibility, take your time & read these Red signs as they are posted throughout the province. Our trails are not perfect and not engineered. They are maintained by a volunteer organization. All the messages are meaningless if we don’t use some common sense in riding our sleds. One rule of thought; Put your mind in gear before you put your body in motion. 


Hand Signals Make Trails Safer

11:00 AM - Dec 28, 2016

Safety Message #14  Hand signals make the trail safer, BUT if you feel that you are jeopardising your own safety with the use of hand signals then by all means use your discretion to signal.

Communication is an important part of staying safe, having fun and sharing the trails responsibly. Make sure you know and use these signals every time you go out.
RIGHT TURN
Left arm raised at shoulder height, elbow bent and forearm vertical with palm of hand flat.
LEFT TURN
Left arm extended straight out from shoulder and pointing in the direction of the turn.
SLOWING
Left arm extended out and down from the side of the body with a downward flapping motion of hand to signal warning or caution.
STOP
Arm raised from the shoulder and extended straight up over the head with palm of hand flat. In some jurisdictions, the STOP signal may be indicated using the right arm, since the left hand is used for braking. Snowmobiles should watch out for and be prepared to stop for either signal.
ONCOMING SLEDS
Left arm raised at shoulder height, elbow bent and forearm vertical, wrist bent, move arm from left to right over head, pointing to right side of trail. 
SLEDS FOLLOWING
Left arm raised, elbow bent, with thumb pointing backward, in hitchhiking motion, move arm forward to backward over your shoulder. 
LAST SLED IN LINE
Raise forearm from handle bar and show clenched fist at shoulder height. 

Stay on the right side, especially in corners.

11:00 AM - Dec 27, 2016

Safety Message #3   Stay on the right side, especially in corners.
      80 to 90 % of our trails are of the wide variety here at Nepisiguit (20ft), but there are areas that are not so wide. In this day and age with so many riders on the trails, we still have people taking corners on the opposite side of the trail. I’m sure everyone out there has experienced this, with many experiencing near misses. One has to realize that you have to slow down making turns, because your sled does drift, some more than others and yes there are other people using the trails other than yourself. 
    Of course there are the strait stretches and in a lot of cases they are up to 25ft wide and more. You still see people running right down the center of the trail, snow dust and all. Think of the person that is coming from the other direction dealing with your snow dust and meeting your buddy following your tracks with his sheep mobile down the center of the trail. I’m going to spell it out for you: 

 S T A Y O N Y O U R S I D E


Parking on the trail.

11:00 AM - Dec 26, 2016

Safety Message #2  Parking on the trail.       It sounds so minor, but can be so deadly if you don’t take these simple rules seriously. If you have reason to stop, whether it is for a rest break, sled problems, or you just stopped to give someone a hand, etc, etc. then, pick a place where it is safe; a strait stretch where it provides good visibility for on coming sleds, never on a corner, a blind hill, a narrow piece of trail and I’m sure there are more. Get your sled completely off the trail or at least one ski off in the snow. Step off the machine on the right side to ensure your own safety. Stay out of the way of oncoming traffic. Parking two abreast is definitely a no-no. I for one don’t profess that I’ve never broken these rules, but these simple rules can save a lot of heartache and misery. I’m just asking you to think about this the next time you stop on the trails. Thank You for reading this.

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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