Lift that log, tote that chainsaw!

Bo Boen picture of the 2015 brushing crew

 

While the Northwoods town event planners and chamber offices take a well-deserved break, don’t even think there is nothing to do this weekend!

The days are shorter and that can mean only one thing, O.K. —maybe more than one thing — but in the Great North it does mean snowmobiling is around the corner. It takes a lot of people and hundreds of hours to get the trail system in riding condition and area snowmobile clubs are heading into the woods and trails to clean them up.

The Cross County Cruisers have been out since the first of the month as have the Sno Eagles. This weekend, Saturday, October 15, the St. Germain Bo Boens will meet at the groomer building (on the north side of the Community Park) at 9:00 a.m. Trail boss Jim Wendt said there will be donuts for the late risers and volunteers will need to bring their own chainsaws, gloves and other brushing equipment.

For those who are participating, an announcement will be made as to an evening activity after the grooming is completed. Grooming teams will assemble at the groomer building that morning.

It’s a fun day, despite all the hard work, and it’s a real treat to get out on the beautiful trails.

Other area clubs that have announced upcoming trail brushing days are:

The Frosty Snowmobile Club, Land O’Lakes -

Tuesday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. at the barn and Tuesday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. at the barn.

The Sayner Barnstormers: Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Barnstormer’s Clubhouse. The group will meet up later that day — details available at that time.

This is the second year for the Trail Pass and a quick reminder that all snowmobiles must display a current Trail Pass for this year. Wisconsin snowmobile club members only pay $10 a year and need to provide their Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) membership number on the application form.

To apply for the Trail Pass, visit the AWSC website. You will find additional information regarding the trail pass program there as well.

If you are registering your sled this year - the good news is the $30 fee will get you THREE years instead of the former two years.  For snowmobiling registration information visit the DNR website for information and application forms. 

The future forecasts are looking promising for a decent snow year — fingers crossed. For current weather information throughout the season, visit U.P. prognosticator John Dee. We look forward to welcoming snowmobilers from across the country, the world and from our backyards to enjoy the hundreds of miles on the Northwoods’ fabulous trail system!

And remember, join a club! Get the most put of your snowmobiling experience!

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