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 | 33 In addition to the bovine on a bun, they also have great coffee, soups and all kinds of other homemade deliciousness like peanut butter fudge and beef jerky. The jerky is incredible and makes a great snack to take out on the trail for a later stop. You can also purchase official Coles Pond Sledders merchandise, such as a sweatshirt just in case you didn’t put on enough layers before you left for your ride. All of the proceeds from the Cook Shack go to the club to help maintain the great trails that get you to and from the area. Each season, George and Colleen add on a little more, enhance the menu further and offer snowmobilers and residents alike in the Coles Pond area a warm place to stop in and visit with friends and fellow snowmobilers. When I was there, I heard talk of a smoked brisket being offered up on select weekends this winter. I’m sure to be there to try it out if it happens. Don’t take my word that this is happening, but if you are interested check out their Facebook page. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area. You never know who’ll walk in! To add to the wonderful experience, Trails Report D&D Grooming (Doug Luther and Dean Stratton) do a heck of a job laying down a smooth trail for all to enjoy for many miles surrounding the Cook Shack, including the trail up the “the lookout” as it is called. This is a must-see if you are in the area. It is a short 2 mile ride from the Cook Shack on Corridor 151 between intersections CA 69 and CA 64. The view is incredible as is the trail leading to and from it. While we are on the Cook Shack kick, we may as well try to plan a visit to one in the southern part of the state. The Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas have also had a club run Cook Shack in Windsor county for a number of years. The Snow Fleas Cook Shack is open on Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Corridor 126C and Corridor 12 at intersection WR 43. If you want to get there by car it is off Twenty Mile Stream Road in the town of Cavendish. You can’t miss it. Although I have never had the honor or enjoying the food at this Cook Shack I have heard that it is the “home of the best cheeseburgers on the trails.” I guess the cows in Windsor county need to beware too! If you stop by the Snow Fleas Cook Shack, there is also candy and hot chocolate for the kids as well as coffee and soda. Don’t forget the Cavendish Snow Fleas club merchandise. Profits from the Cook Shack are used to help defray trail maintenance costs. Matt and a few other VAST staff members enjoyed a hearty meal at he Cook Shack early this season prepared and served by Shack hosts Colleen Willette and George Peak. The two are very dedicated to using fresh local ingredients and all profits support the Coles’Pond Sledders club. The Cavendish Snow Fleas Cook Shack is on Corridor 12 at intersection WR 43 is known among snowmobilers for having“the best cheeseburgers on the trails!” Their regular menu also includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, candy, coffee, hot chocolate, water and soda.