Snow Cover: 2 to 3 inches on the trail
Date of Report: January 31, 2017
I have spoken with riders that have been in the area for a few days. They report that when they got here – the trails they rode were flat but very hard with not a lot of loose snow for slide lube. Yesterday – we were on the bottom of the forecasted 3 to 5 inches (About 2 inches as of this posting). However, what we received has put down enough for lubrication and cooling to not be a problem. Add on to that the hard & crusty base underneath and we have some really awesome trails again. It is snowing currently in Sayner as I type. Riders are reporting that most lake crossings are very rough.
Even with the great base and fresh snow on top – many corners and southern facing hills are very icy. Ice picks and fresh carbides are a plus! Trails close to towns will almost always be rough and snirty.
Logging continues on several areas of our system. Always watch for logging ahead signs no matter where you are or whose system you are on. Heed the warnings and obey the posted speed limits. DO NOT hinder or hassle the loggers. They have the legal option to shut the trail down – probably for the remainder of the season. A couple areas where they are working; they plan on being in there for 2 years so if they shut the trail down for this season – it could impact next season as well. Here is a link to an article we posted at the beginning of the season. I list where we have logging going on within the Barnstormer’s system. Currently, there is little to no activity on Trail 7 north and south of Star Lake. But it could start back up again at anytime. They have at least temporarily moved over on Boulder’s Trail 8 (Camp 2 Rd). Just an FYI that logging trucks are hauling on Vandercook Rd on the Cruisers trail.
PLEASE! Lets be careful out there!!!
News and Reports:
***We have a fund raiser coming up on February 4th at Murmuring Waters, on Lost Lake in Saint Germain. It is a Chili Feed from 2 to 5pm. There will be raffle prizes.
***A new fundraiser for this season is the Barnstormers Poker Run – 50/50 3-place Raffle to help support our trails. Tickets will be available at businesses listed below and are $5. 2000 tickets will be available for sale. Possible cash prizes of up to $2500, $1500, and $1000 if all tickets are sold. Tickets will be available starting in December at Sayner Pub, Stillwaters, Vinchi’s, Weber’s, Mar-li’s, Patti’s Murmuring Waters, and Fibbers.