Hey, we have not had great weather, but our trail grooming team has been out working the trails and there should be some decent riding around town this weekend. Be careful as some of the gravel pit operations have started working and there may be a few thin spots, but overall conditions are good. I am not sure what to expect from the storm on Saturday so get out and ride early!
Great club ride today with several of our Standish Sno-Seeker's club members around the Standish trail system. Join the club at www. standishsnoseekers.com
The Standish snowmobile trail system has been groomed and is offering some great riding! Our trail team has been out several times over the last few nights flattening out the trails and packing them down. The really cold weather is helping to lock them up overnight so we now have a really good base. As always, be careful as there may still be a few thin spots out there. Here is a picture of one of our newest club members out enjoying his first ride after moving to Maine and the first on his new 2016 Yamaha SR Viper. A couple of other club members took him for a 28 mile loop around Standish to introduce him to our trail system last night. Welcome to the club!
Also, we have added a link on our contact form to upload files. Please send us your favorite pics of your rides around town and/or pictures of trails where maintenance may be required. Include a note in the comments section and we might post them under this news page!
Good news, we finally got some snow in Standish. I would estimate around 8" of snow in most areas, and we had little to no base to work with, so be careful if you are out riding as stumps and rocks are not far below the surface. It would actually help the club if you get out and pack down the trails. We have started to groom the trails around the center of town and hopefully have more snow on the way Friday and early next week. Check the website and follow us on Instagram as we provide more updates. Also, help the club by visiting our online store to purchase raffle tickets and donate to our trail and maintenance funds! www.standishsnoseekers.com
Nice day for a short ride to install new signs in near the gravel pit behind Patch's Variety. Look at all the places you can go from our trail system! Support your local club, get your club membership, donate to the trail fund or buy raffle tickets at www.standishsnoseekers.com
With only a few inches of snow on the ground in Standish, a few of the club members took a road trip to Newport to ride the rail bed. We were pleasantly surprised to find very decent conditions from Newport to the Bear's Den in Dover-Foxcroft. Hats off to the trails crews in Newport, Corinna, Dexter and Dover-Foxcroft for making good use of the 8" of snow that we got last weekend! Don't forget to get your raffle tickets on the website, to win a 2 night stay at Inn by the River in the Forks! www.standishsnoseekers.com
CAUTION! Many of our trails have been groomed, hoping to hold onto as much snow as we can with the pending rain storm on Thursday/Friday. But, please be careful as there are still many rocks, stumps and wet spots. There is a giant wet spot on R1, near South Ridge Dr. One of our groomers went in deep, up to the headlights. Please avoid this area until we get a deep freeze. There is no good way around this area and more rain this week won't help.
The Standish trail system is open for snowmobiling. We are currently in the process of opening all of the gates. Please be aware that there are still exposed rocks and stumps beneath the snow, as yesterday's storm was our first major storm of the season and the trails have not been groomed. Please ride carefully! Let us know if you see any trees across the trail or signs that need replacing as we have had several high wind events over the last few weeks. You can use our website contact page to report issues. www.standishsnoseekers.com Hope to see you on the trails!
Unofficial reports around town say up to 26" of snow fell today around Standish. The snowmobile trails on not officially open and most of the gates are still closed. This storm dropped very light and fluffy snow with little to no base below. There are still many rocks and stumps beneath this new snow. Be very careful if you do go out riding. The club will continue to assess the conditions over the next few days. Weather permitting and additional storms in the forecast could help for an early start to the season. Ride safe!
We have snow in the forecast beginning Saturday afternoon and running through a good part of Sunday. Don't forget to sign up for your Standish Sno-Seeker's membership and while you are there, buy a raffle ticket for some awesome prizes! www.standishsnoseekers.com
Standish Sno-Seekers Snowmobile Club