04:00 AM - February 17, 2021
Wednesday, Club #1
We got about 20 cm here yesterday in Bathurst with just a small amount of freezing pellets in the end. Grooming schedule early this morning: The #1 Groomer with Roger, Rogers Lake through Piston Alley on Trail 23 into Trail 506 into dry Gulch cluster then back into the Trail 503 to Trail 19 then back to Rogers lake. Sometime tonight, Mickey will take it when Roger returns up 23-507-22-301 turn back 22 to Nine mile shelter, turn head back up the 22- Nine mile cluster then up 22- 40 cluster then back on 22-507-23-RL . (heavy schedule for the #1). The # 2 Groomer with Jacob and or Bryan Trail 19 from the shop to Bass river, turn then up to NSL groom the little trail from river up and drag back of lodge then Trail 505 behind Nepisiguit Falls Road then head to Atlantic Host, fuel and turn there and back to shop on Trail 19. Push back at road crossings be careful at 360 lots of wood trucks . # 2 will go back out on that route again Thursday evening. Groomer #3 Ron will groom from lodge to RL and Austin Brook cluster Trail 507.
Just a follow up on litter; I had this in a previous post about a sledder completely disgusted at the amount of litter, especially at Red Pine Shelter. We have blue bins for empties, but there was barely any cans in them. They were literally strewn all over the place. He said it wasn’t much different all along the trail system where people stopped and beverage up then dropped their cans where they stopped. It is hard to understand why, if you are able to carry it in, then why can’t you carry it out. Then I received this letter from another sledder yesterday morning: "Good morning Don. I read the comments about litter on the trails, pretty disgusted with that. I took my brother on a 200k loop yesterday and saw lots of evidence, pretty sad! Your guys are doing a great job with the trails.” Now we can’t blame anybody from outside New Brunswick due to Covid and my suspicion is that it is more local people that are responsible. There should be no shame in seeing somebody littering and tell them to pick up their litter. Together let’s try and correct this.