Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Winter 2017 | 11 VAST News CVSR CLUB DESIGNATES FOUNDER’S TRAIL By Bert Desrochers The Conecticut Valley Sno-Riders Snowmobile Club of Guildhall kicked off the 2017 snowmobile season by designating their main trail as the Founder’s Trail. Sections of this trail have just been dedicated in memory of deceased members whose efforts and leadership were most helpful in developing this areas snowmobile trail system. The work of Bert Peaslee, Dick McVetty, Allison Rogers and Ed Robbins was recognized by the club at a presentation on Dec. 29 in Guildhall. The event was attended by several of their family members. A brief tribute to each was announced and CVSR Trails Administrator Dennis Bacon provided each family with words of gratitude and a memento of the memorial plaque which identifies their named section of the trail. These sections are an example of the results achieved when volunteers, working in cooperation with private landowners, come together to establish and control trails that provide recreational opportunities for their family, friends and the public to enjoy. Janice Peaslee, Pat Rogers, Brad McVetty and Valerie McVetty Foy accepted the award for their families. Cheryl Robbins Boswell and other family members were unable to attend. The Guildhall snowmobile trail system began to develop from the barnyards and fields of local farms in the late 1950s early 60s, and eventually became a trail system interlinked with pipeline and power line service routes, abandoned ancient roads, farm and logging roads. Various paths and trails were then linked to these routes by early snowmobilers, maintained, revised and rerouted as needed over the years to provide a continuous trail to destination points. The Founder’s Trail, Corridor 2 F, starts at the Vermont state line at the bridge entering Guildhall from New Hampshire, continues southerly along the Connecticut River valley to the pipeline trail in Lunenburg, Vt. About midway, it junctions with the northerly running section, Corridor 98 F, to Maidstone Lake. The Peaslee and McVetty sections are designated along Corridor 2 F. The Rogers and Robbins sections are on Corridor 98 F. The early work of these founders provides a trail system that has been enjoyed here for over 50 years. The Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders wish to express our thanks and appreciation to the multitude of volunteer workers, plus the many private and public landowners, that made and still make this possible. CVSR Trails Administrator Dennis Bacon, left, presented a framed memento of the dedication ceremony to relatives of the founding members who were able to attend, Pat Rogers, Valerie Foy and Brad McVetty. The event was coordinated by club member Bert Desrochers.