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 80My name is Taylor Lamberton and I’m 21 years old and from Groton, Vt. I’m currently attending the University of Vermont and majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I’ve been a member of Groton’s snowmobile club, the Buckaroos of 302, since I was 12 and I’ve been serving as its secretary since I was 18. My dad and grandfather would bring me along to meetings and trail projects from a young age so I was around the club well before coming a member. What do you love most about snowmobiling? I think what I love most about snowmobiling is being able to get outside and enjoy nature. It’s always been very relaxing and peaceful to go on a snowmobile ride and see When did you start riding? My dad had me on a snowmobile when I was 2-3 years old, much to my Mom’s opposition. I got my first snowmobile, a Yamaha Bravo 250, for my seventh birthday and have been riding ever since. I went from the Bravo to a Yamaha Ovation 340 to a 1994 Yamaha Vmax 500. I then bought a 2002 Polaris XC 500 when I was 14 and have been riding that ever since. all of Vermont’s winter wonders. Whether it’s the beauty of snow covering everything in sight or the chance to see wildlife on the trails, I’ve always tried to just take everything in while riding. I’m always at the back of the pack, going at my own pace and trying to grab pictures of everything I’ve seen on the ride for others to see what Vermont winters have to offer. What has it been like growing up with snowmobiling and riding with friends and family? Snowmobiling has been a family tradition long before I was born. My grandfather Milt and my great uncle, Buzzy Eastman, have been involved in snowmobiling since 1964. After riding on a friend’s snowmobile, they quickly became hooked and went out and bought brand new 1965 Ski-Doo Bombardiers. Buzzy was a founding member of the Buckaroos of 302 and a longtime officer. My dad and grandfather joined in 1988 and currently serve as the treasurer and president, respectively. Although they lived in Massachusetts, my grandparents kept a property in Groton and my dad would be in Vermont on every weekend, holiday and school vacation. Every winter weekend would consist of my dad, aunt, grandfather, grandmother, Buzzy, Buzzy’s wife Betty and various other family friends going snowmobiling. There would usually be upwards of 20 people all riding together whenever possible. My dad made sure that I would have the same upbringing as him, so snowmobiling has been a big part of my life, to a point where it’s almost been ingrained into my DNA. It’s the main activity that my dad and I do together. We ride together, work on trails together, fix and repair snowmobiles, etc. I’m going to school for Mechanical Engineering because of snowmobiling. I got interested in machines and engines from working on my snowmobile. We always invite friends to come snowmobiling and we love having a big group to go. We have friends from Connecticut who go snowmobiling with us and I invite my friends from college to go as well. We just try to introduce as many people to snowmobiling and try to get them involved. VAST POTENTIAL Taylor Lamberton 40 | Snowmobile VERMONT