Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 8" +
Date of Report: January 30, 2023
The Barnstormer trails have held up very well despite the heavy traffic and lack of good snow. With the exception of tonight, January 30, we are grooming nightly. With the sub-zero temps, we are not sending our drivers out tonight. Grooming will start up again tomorrow night.
Until we get significant snow, the trail base will remain very thin and the corners will be icy. The lack of snow is helping to keep the trails flat, but the icy base makes safety a big concern.
Sometimes we may sound like a broken record when we continue to preach about slowing down. There have been FOUR SNOWMOBILE FATALITIES in the area just in the past four days! Two left the trail and hit trees, one lost control and hit a fencepost after passing another sled on the trail, and one was hit by a vehicle when trying to cross a highway. We cannot stress this enough: SLOW DOWN AND BE ATTENTIVE!
Another situation that has been getting worse is the off-trail riding. Hey, I get it, it’s fun. But, it’s also illegal, it’s criminal trespassing, and it’s disrespectful. One of our neighboring clubs is on the verge of losing a main corridor trail because of this nonsense. These aren’t idle threats, it’s really happening. Stay on the trail, or stay home.
TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE: Due to ongoing logging operations, the Barnstormer’s trail #51 is CLOSED between TIN 344 and 353! DO NOT RIDE THIS SECTION OF TRAIL!
Mark your calendars for the following Barnstormer Fundraising Events!
Saturday, February 4, 2023: Annual Chili Dump – Join us at Murmuring Waters from 2:00 – 5:00 for our Annual Chili Dump.
Sunday, February 19, 2023: Pizza Fundraiser – Join us at The Hillside Tavern and Grill from 4:00 – 8:00 for our Pizza Fundraiser!