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 | 61 Club News WASHINGTON COUNTY Tweed Valley Travelers I write this article from the passenger seat of the groomer for my first trip out this season. I am glad to say that winter is finally here. By the time you’re reading this, hopefully all the trails will be open and in great condition. As of now, high elevation trails have a good amount of snow cover, with minimal open water bars. Lower elevation trails have marginal snow cover but are still passable. This year we have a temporary trail to services. The club would appreciate it if riders could use it as little as possible due to the sensitivity of the trail. We would like to remind riders to have courtesy to everyone who uses the trails and to respect landowner property. Groomer operators would like to remind riders that they could be out at any time of the day and that after a trail has been groomed, it needs at least 4 hours to completely set up. If you come up on a groomer, please ride respectably to help us make sure the trails can be set up properly. We hope to see you out on the trails! Ally Martin, Club News Correspondent Like us on Facebook The Tweed Valley Travelers’ club news was written from the passenger’s seat of the groomer on Trail 745. Barre Town Thunder Chickens What a pleasant surprise is was to have snow in our area on Thanksgiving Day! It gives us a whole lot of hope and a positive outlook for the 2016/17 riding season. As opening day approached, things continued to be in our favor and Early Bird TMA sales were picking up. Although a nice solid 2-foot base wasn’t in the cards, we found ourselves able to exercise the rolling equipment, open gates and address hazards that existed blocking the trails. It was nice to get some pre-Christmas riding in, leaving from the house to explore the local trails that offered a mix of passable to early-season conditions. We were surprised to find some real nice conditions along the way during these little 50 to 70-mile warm-up rides as we awaited the predicted nor’easter that was on the way just before New Year’s weekend. The storm did come, but we ended up on the lower end of the predictions, only receiving just over 6 inches of new snow, while folks to our east and north got what we were hoping for. Regardless of the amounts received, it definitely helped the trails as a whole, allowing most clubs to open or improve their trail conditions. It was good to see so many riders out and about over the holidays and hear the buzz in the snowmobile community that we all missed last season. With a decent base and colder weather in January, things appear to be shaping up for a great riding season. We hope to see you on the trails and out supporting the many club events that are underway. Dave Rouleau, President Like us on Facebook Green Mountain Roamers The Green Mountain Roamers are hoping that by the time this article is read there will be a whole lot more snow covering our area of the state. Our trails have not officially been opened yet this season and, as a club, we are ready to get out there. Fall was spent going over the trail system and making sure everything was in order and thanks to the volunteers, this was accomplished. Currently, plans for the annual raffle are well underway thanks to the hard work of the raffle committee. There are many changes