Maine’s Black Fly Snowmobile Trail Grooming
Imagine the entire road system of your state totally dependent on volunteers (unpaid workers) maintaining them. Clearing the trees, leveling the roadbed, building bridges, plowing, filling in potholes, working in the wee hours of the morning to get the trail smooth so that you can ride on it. Then imagine that you as a homeowner and landowner are asked to let them build that roadright across your property. Did I hear you say “Yeah right. Not in this lifetime?” Well that is how your snowmobile trail was created and maintained.
Landowners and clubs working together to make your snow-mobiling experience great. The job is never ending because the trails change every season. Maps that were accurate a month ago are now out of date. Volunteers post trail signs designating that new trail. A bit rough because it was just cut but it will get you from here to there. Then a thaw hits…Rivers and streams open up and bridges are carried away with the ice flow. Club members find the lost bridges, haul them back and repair the damage as the streams freeze up again. Oh, and don’t forget the blow downs from the last storm that someone has to go out and clear off the trail for the groomers. Those dedicated guys work a 9-5 job, go home, grab some supper and a nap and go out again to groom the trails smooth. If they are in luck, they might get back before 3:00 A.M.
Well folks, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We also have to raise money necessary to pay for all the things we can’t get donated. All of us could use some help. Click here to to see how you can return the favor!