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 8032 | Snowmobile VERMONT 32 | Snowmobile VERMONT TRAILS TRAILS REPORT REPORT by Matt Tetreault, VAST Trails Administrator Does anyone remember the famous Valentine’s Day storm of 2007? We need that again. It would be nicer to have prior to Feb. 14, and I believe we all would rather have a little snow at a time instead of one large storm, but beggars cannot be choosers as they say. We will graciously accept snow in any way, shape or form or amount it is willing to arrive in. Let’s hope February and March are more generous in terms of snow than January was. Keep your fingers crossed! In this edition of the magazine, I want to highlight a few neat stops along the VAST trail system that I think riders will not only enjoy reading about, but also enjoy stopping at during their VAST adventures. I know that many of us like to have a destination when we ride, typically revolving around a place to eat and get gas before heading back for camp, Sledders Cook Shack. If you don’t know this, now you do. I have personally heard great things about the Cook Shack for a number of years now and had yet to visit until this ride a couple of weeks ago. The Cook Shack is located at 3324 Coles Pond Road in Walden. By trail, it is located on Corridor 151A in Walden between intersections CA 60 and CA 64. The Coles Pond Sledders Cook Shack is owned and operated by George Peak and Colleen Willette. In addition to the Cook Shack, George and Colleen also operate Top of the Mountain Vegetable Farm, which keeps them occupied during the non-snowmobile season. George and Colleen are some of the best hosts you could possibly have and they serve up a mean burger. Bovine everywhere should beware! Once you get a taste of one of these, you won’t be able to stop frequenting the place. home or the trailer. I am hoping I can help at least a few of you find a new destination for your next ride. On the other hand, I know that many of you reading this have been to and likely frequented a few of the destination points I am going to mention. However, maybe you will learn something new bout that destination. A couple of weeks ago, a few of us from the office decided it was time that we took a ride. We rarely get out on sleds and it was about time we did. A January thaw was in the forecast, so we headed out to the closest place that had some rideable snow. It happened to be the Coles Pond Sledders’ territory in Walden. Anyone who has heard the Coles Pond Sledders name knows it is synonymous with the Coles Pond The Coles Pond Sledders Cook Shack was expanded in 2014 with the addition of an old“Bunkhouse” originally belonging to Kippy Barnett, the first president of the club. It houses a club museum, memorabilia store and provides seating warmed by a cozy woodstove. (Jason Trainque photo)