TRAILS CLOSED!! THANK YOU for another great season

There is still a deep snow pack in the higher elevations but there is a lot of dirt and mud after this rain and warm temps. With that said, the Mulleyville trails are CLOSED. I have been notified by Prentis & Carlisle that they will close the gates and install mud locks. Gates will begin getting closed today on Spruce, Wells, Ormsbee and CR10 access.  This is at the direction of our major land owner and we must do as they ask.

As we begin spring and the snowmobile season soon fades away, I wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU.

This past season started off rough but we quickly changed that path. It reminds me of one of many mottos I learned during my time in the Marines. The motto of “Marines adapt and overcome” applies to this past season for sure. As the trail coordinator, my job focuses on the trails. The club was faced with some obstacles at the beginning of the season that felt overwhelming on top of the massive amount of work it takes run this club. These obstacles could not have been accomplished without the help of a solid team. We had so many new volunteers this year and it made quite a difference.

There are so many people to thank for the success of this club. First off all, thank you to all of our members who came out to do trail work whether is was creating new trails, bypass trails, new bridge, signs, snow fencing, tree clearing, brushing, groomer maintenance, groomer repair and the list can go on and on.   All of this could not have happened without your help.

Thank you to our grooming team for doing an amazing job. We had some expensive repairs to do this season. The machines promptly got fixed and were back on the trail getting it done. I am not sure of how many hours we logged but it was a lot. We took on some new operators, which eased the load on the rest of us. Thank you guys for keeping our trails smooth.

We have some amazing land owners, and their generosity allowed us to make critical connections with our trails this year. We can’t thank you guys enough…you know who you are.

Thank you to my close friends at the DEC who spent a lot of time on our trails this year keeping them safe.

Thank you to our friends at Tinney’s! You guys provided delicious food all season and everyone raved about it. Also, hosting our meetings there has been a success with many new faces. Those same people ended of being the new faces helping us out too and for that we thank you.

I have some projects lined up this summer for trail work and I will update when some work parties will be. Hopefully we will not have to contend with as much closures due to logging next year.

We were blessed with snow this season after a bleak beginning and when the snow came, so did the riders. I talked with so many new people on the trail and to hear the compliments is rewarding for all the hard work that goes into the club.

As a reminder, the Mulleyville snowmobile trails are for snowmobiles only during the time the trails are open. Being a member of the Mulleyville Snowmobile Club DOES NOT allow you to access the trails in any way when the trails are closed. THE LAND IS PRIVATE and you will be trespassing.

Thank you again for a great year.

Ken

Trails Coordinator