The Standish snowmobile trails have been decent since the last snowstorm and cold weather over the past week. It looks like the weather will not be cooperating this weekend with temps in the 40's and 50's and rain on Sunday. Please be careful if you ride at all and be on the lookout for thin spots and water bars. Sebago Lake is not frozen at all and the smaller ponds should not be considered safe, Let's all do a little snow dance for next week!
Photo below shows a little tree clearing from the trail last weekend.
With about 10 inches of fresh snow this week the trail maintenance team was out grooming many of the main trails today. Please use extreme caution as these are early season conditions with thin cover, water, slush and ice in some locations. It looks like there is another storm heading our way for the weekend, lets hope it is a complete snow event! Don't forget to visit our website store to get your new trail maps, memberships and raffle tickets. See you on the trails!
Picture from today 1/2/20
I wanted to share this information from the Maine Snowmobile Association website as a reminder to all riders on our trails. Please respect the land we ride on so that we can maintain landowner permissions!
TO OUR RIDERS:
Over 95% of Maine's snowmobile trails are on private property. Since Maine landowners have a valued history of sharing access to their land with responsible recreationists, private land ownership is a very good thing for Maine snowmobilers. When snowmobile club members seek permission to establish a snowmobile trail, they're generally dealing with landowners who are their neighbors, employers, relatives. This means that Maine snowmobilers have a great responsibility to the landowners. These folks are trusting all of us to treat their property with respect. Stay on the marked trails and do not leave any litter behind.
Landowner permission for snowmobiles has been given for the marked trails. Riding off the trail system or using the trails for purposes other than snowmobiling requires asking for the landowners' permission. Ask first, rather than being asked to leave.
Many large landowners who allow snowmobile trail access in Maine are involved with the logging and pulp and paper industries. Their heavy equipment and logging trucks often are working in the same areas where snowmobilers travel. Never snowmobile on plowed roads and monitor trail condition reports for trail closures and reroutes due to logging operations.
Additional landowners are small woodlot owners and farmers. Their land is also their livelihood. Please stay on the marked trail or you may damage their ability to earn a living, and end recreational access to their valuable property.
Everyone who enjoys snowmobiling in Maine is depending on you to act responsibly on the trails.
Check it out, just in time for the season! Below are some before and after pictures of the new Standish Sno-Seekers Groomer Barn / Clubhouse. A lot of work by many volunteers and very generous donations of time and materials by local contractors and building & supply stores helped to get this building ready to store our grooming and trail maintenance equipment. Please visit the 'About' webpage and see the list of those who donated to this project. We are still looking to insulate the walls and ceiling and find a permanent heat source. Please contact the club if you can help, thanks!
Still looking for that perfect gift? Look no further! Shop our online store and purchase that special person in your life a membership to the Standish Sno-Seekers Snowmobile club. Its fast, easy and you immediately have a receipt to wrap up and put under the tree! While you're at it, tack on an additional amount to donate to our trail fund, this will show him/her that you really care about their trail riding this winter! Put the name of the recipient in the comments section and we will add them to the news section blog. Go to www.standishsnoseekers.com and click on the Store page. Merry Christmas!!!
A special thanks to Jim Yates from Yates Builders, LLC in Standish for digging the trench from the power pole to the building. Getting ready to wrap up the siding and install a door, windows and a garage door. Now we will be able to get some power to the building to help maintain the grooming equipment over the winter. Looks like 2 - 6 " of snow predicted for tomorrow into Wednesday, think snow!
95 Skidoo Formula 368cc 2946 miles $1000
96 Polaris Trail 488cc 2821 miles $1200
2002 Polaris Classic 600cc 4625 miles $2600
2002 Polaris Frontier 4.stroke 700cc 2105 miles $1200
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Why go out at midnight, stand in long lines to get in the store and pay at the register? Get your Christmas shopping done by visiting our online store at www.standishsnoseekers.com! In addition to club memberships and trail/equipment donations, we have added the ability to purchase trail maps and club raffle tickets in our online store. They both make great stocking stuffers! Check out the great prizes for the raffle. Get your tickets online for only $10.00 each! (You can also contact a club member for tickets)
Had a crew out early this morning while it was sleeting, snowing, raining and everything else mother nature could throw at us! We did get the trestle over the Sticky River decked and ready for the season. Thanks to Paul P., Christina P., Garrett V., Joe M., Paul K, Jim D., and Gracie!
Busy weekend cleaning up after the wind storms over last few weeks. Two large pine trees fell behind Patches Store across a wide corner in the trail. Required 3 guys and 3 saws to limb and cut up the two trees. We then moved to the new clubhouse/groomer barn to empty out the remaining junk that was left in the building and take it to the transfer station. Still some work to do to complete the walls, install windows/doors and electrical work.
Please get out and check the trails in your area to make sure there are not trees down. Bring a pair of loppers and trim back the limbs where you can. Let us know if there are any areas needing work. Thanks!