School Vacation Week is February 18-26. We will have extra grooming work scheduled to keep main trails as smooth as possible. The RLSC is offering a free Snowmobile Safety Course on February 22nd and a free Take a Friend for A Ride program on February 23rd. These are great opportunities for people with an interest in trying snowmobiling with limited or no experience. The Club has some snowmobiles and clothing available for the Ride event. Call Mac at 207-864-5919 for details and reservations.

Our Trails are open and in good riding condition. We continue to be one of the few areas in Maine with good snowmobiling conditions. We picked up a little snow Thursday night (1 inch). However, the warm weather for the past two days has melted some exposed banks and approaches to the local gas stations. We expect colder, dry weather for the long weekend.

Trails are groomed on a regular schedule. Conditions range from fair on a couple trails to Good to Very Good on most trails. There are still thin spots, some icy corners, bumps and dips, so use caution.

Use Caution – With the thin cover, our groomers are pulling up rocks. Stay alert for rocks in the trails.

There are currently, several big scale logging operations on ITS 84 south of Rangeley Lake near South Bog Stream and the Junction with Corridor Trail 117. Equipment is often working on the trail or crossing it. Go slow and be sure operators see you before you get too close to machinery.

Cautions on the Rangeley Trail System:

  • ITS 84 at South Bog Stream has several logging operations on the trail (see Caution above). There is a marked temporary by-pass trail along the plowed road. Stay over and be alert and very cautious of vehicles (they have the Right-of-Way).
  • ITS 89 heading past Gull Pond. Logging vehicles crossing the trail.
  • Greeley Trail – (Connects with ITS 89) Shared use of the trail with logging operations for about one mile.
  • Corridor 108 Trail between ITS 84 at Junction R 7 and Junction R5, There is a logging operation on the trail about one mile from the ITS 84 Junction (R7).
  • Trails connecting to the Rangeley Lakes Trail System may have variable conditions. Check the club web sites for details.
    • Eustis/Stratton: Arnold Trails SC
    • Corridor 117: Slippery Sliders SC

Maps are available at local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce

Notices: Lake riding is never safe! If you are not experienced and comfortable with riding on lakes. Don’t do it! The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club has no trails on any lakes, ponds, rivers or streams. We have plenty of trails to enjoy safely.

Trail Change Notices:

  • ITS 84 has been rerouted again this year between Tim Pond Road and Camp 14. This is a longer trip (apx 9 miles one-way) to Bosebuck Mt. Camps and NH.
  • The Arnold Trails SC will be grooming a connection just north of Kennebago Lake between ITS 84 and its Tim Pond Road Trail (ITS 89). This allows a scenic loop between Rangeley, East Kennebago Mt. and Oquossoc and a new route into Stratton and Eustis and points east.
  • New Trail – Barn Trail. This trail runs between the Russell Cove Trail near the Airport, passed by the RLSC Groomer Barn (portable toilet there) and ends northwest of Loon Lake on the Cedar Swamp Trail. It is the shortest way between Rangeley Village and East Kennebago Mt.
Rangeley Snowmobile Trails Report – 2/17/12

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