It hurts to share this post, but, if it saves another life then I've done my job.
The Seguin Trail was groomed AGAIN tonight, eeeek!
Many www.pssd.ca/ Parry Sound Snowmobile District trails will be in good, great or even excellent condition now!
Many have gotten a second round of grooming. Many that were only packed have now been groomed. Check your local club for the most up-to-date information. You may still crank some rocks on a few trails/areas, but meh, eh Jamie Blake?! Thanks for the snow & cold this week Momma Nature!
Many lakes have had traffic now and a bunch have been staked. The high winds have brought us some slush but it's frozen quickly, so watch out for frozen slush bombs previous traffic. Lots of glare ice under the snow & snow drifts.
The base off-trail is still powder. It's easy to dig through to rocks. Either more feet of snowfall or a thaw & refreeze is needed before you avoid breaking a-arms, tracks, and ribs.
Please be safe, stay in control and on your side of the trail, carry safety gear as a group, and dress warm!!
Thanks & Sincerely,
"Random" Ryan Tarrant
PS: I'll be deep out on Georgian Bay tomorrow ;)
Well it's so fitting that my first blog post is after riding with Dad tonight. He's always been my favourite riding partner. Please don't tell Char that!
We've had a great early season so far. With the copious amounts of snow in the last 36 hours we simply need all of the trails in the area to be groomed. Most have been packed or groomed already and are setting up nicely. Fingers crossed that Mother Nature keeps it coming.
Many inland lakes are already heavily travelled. Larger bodies of water are now freezing. Trusted reports say that 5 Mile Bay is safe to travel and we'll be heading down to Idletime this weekend. Make note that Dunrow shoal only has approximately 4" of ice above it.
Well that's all for tonight!
Well the sledding season is upon us, kind of. Instead taking my freshly built sled out bumping & grinding around rocks, stumps, mud and open creeks/water around Parry Sound, I took an invite from Shelby Mahon (Backcountry Motorsports) to do a real snowmobile adventure in Ontario and visit The Base Camp in Abitibi Canyon. We travelled with her Dad Al (from Fail Army fame) and my other little sister Katie Erb, in my favourite place to be, Northeastern Ontario. We joined Michael Lobb and Monty right at the Canyon/Dam and boy, was that ever an amazing first sledding weekend of the year experience!
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