We received about 5″-9″ of new snow from this week’s storm and we have been working all week to pack and groom our trails for the weekend.
You can now pass through Corridor 5 from the Green Camp toward Warren at your own risk. Coverage is thin with bare spots
If you’re out riding, please keep an eye out for the groomer and for any down trees or other hazards on the trails.
The Clubhouse and Grump’s Grill
Grump’s Grill is geared up for another busy weekend with football themed specials to pump you up for the big game. We’ll be serving Garlic Honey, OR Garlic Honey Sriracha Chicken and Rice Bowls, plus so much more. Check our Facebook for the full lineup. The Clubhouse and Grill will be open for take-out Saturday and Sunday from 8-4.
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!
2020 has certainly been a unique year and it’s definitely had a huge impact on our planned fundraising events. As a result, we’ve had to come up with some creative ways to raise the money needed to pay for our groomer and maintain our trail system so that you can continue to #ridebakerriver.
These items will be on sale through Dec 2nd only so, like 2020, they’ll be gone soon. Don’t miss your chance to get some amazing gear and thank you for your continued support of Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club!