Baker River trails finally opened this past weekend and it was a roaring good time. Lower trails still need more snow, but are currently passable. Conditions quickly improve once you get to higher terrain (about 2 miles out of the clubhouse in either direction).
Our grooming team has done an incredible job, putting in a lot of hours in the last week. The Tucker continues to run this week, prepping trails for another busy weekend. The most up to date trail and grooming conditions can be found on our Facebook.
The Clubhouse & Grump’s Grill
Our amazing kitchen volunteers also need a shout out. With COVID regulations keeping the public outside of the clubhouse, Grump’s Grill went full take-out this season. Let’s just say this massive change hasn’t slowed the kitchen down one bit. Burgers, hot dogs, snacks, desserts and our weekly homemade specials are still in full swing.
Despite being stuck outside, the clubhouse is still a great pit stop on your ride. We have regularly serviced porta-potties, tables and chairs, and wood stoves outside to keep you as comfortable as possible while you rest up and enjoy your meal.
On to more trail updates. If you got out this weekend, you may have noticed some changes.
First up, a new and improved Primary 153 has reopened after several years. Our section of P153 previously ended at Cheever Trail. It now extends 4.5 miles to Corridor 5, creating a 25 mile loop within our trail system. This also adds a second route up to higher terrain, instead of all traffic taking Corridor 8.
And, the Scenic View and Diamond Turn trails in the Hog Hill/Groton area is again reopened. We lost these trails to logging for a few years, but the beautiful view is back! You’ll definitely want to head up there for a photo op on your next ride.
Our trail system will be opening at 8am this Saturday. Conditions in the lower terrain and leaving the clubhouse are marginal to fair with thin snow cover, but conditions quickly improve with elevations. Expect good to great riding in the hills.
Most trails have been groomed and we will continue working to get them in shape before the weekend. The base is thin, so please tread lightly. Hopefully with the cold weather the trails will last until we get more snow.
As always with early season conditions, be on the lookout for open water bars, rocks and other hazards on the trail.
As a reminder, there is NO PARKING on any roads in Dorchester or anywhere on the Green Woodlands property. We have plenty of parking available at the clubhouse.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we look forward to the weekend!
Many of you are wondering what snowmobiling at Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club will look like this winter. Well if mother nature ever brings us some snow it will look a little different. At the core however, BRVSC will continue to offer its members and visitors everything that it always has!
We’ve got some great stuff going on out there this year from widening, to new bridges, new topo maps and re-opening of some previously closed trails! Dance, dance, dance!
Baker River has two lots that will be fully plowed and ready to welcome you.
We plan on being here for you, though admittedly it’ll be different. Grump’s Grill will be offering take out service Saturdays and Sundays. The grill will be fired up and there still will be weekly specials. We voted and approved to bring in Porta-Potty facilities for your convenience. We will have some outside tables and seating for you to stretch your legs, fuel up your bodies, and get ready to ride. We’re even going to fire up a few wood stoves to warm you.
We’ve always kept staple items on hand such as extra oil, fuel, and volunteers so that if someone close by has an emergency you’re not stuck!
Fun & Spirit
Even “stupidcovid” as we call it around here won’t stop us from trying to be creative with our events, giveaways, fundraisers and just the general weekend fun.
Also, watch our FB page for “Just Send it! – Spin and Win Pop Up Drawings” held randomly throughout this campaign. All participants in this campaign will be entered one time into our Spin and Win Wheel for Random Prize drawings.
Meetings have been a little up in the air lately with COVID, but we will hold our regularly scheduled meeting in person this month. We’ll be in the Tucker shed (next to the clubhouse, 197 N. Dorchester Road, Wentworth, NH) with chairs spaced far enough apart for proper social distancing.
Saturday, January 9, 6:30PM
BRVSC Tucker Shed
197 North Dorchester Road, Wentworth, NH
A couple important notes:
Masks are required.
Please dress accordingly. The shed is somewhat warm, but not clubhouse warm!