Trail Work Recap 5/16/20

This weekend we hosted our first trail work day of the off-season. Around 8 o’clock Saturday morning, 13 smiling faces met at the clubhouse ready to rock. After catching up over coffee and muffins, they split into groups to tackle various sections of Corridor 8.

One group addressed a couple of rotted trees leaning over the trail.

The trees leaned away from the road (and the powerlines, phew!) and were taken down without issue. Although the trees were rotted at the root, lots of healthy wood remained. The usable sections of tree were cut to length, loaded onto a trailer and trucked out.

Next up, these folks headed further down Corridor 8 to clean up a large tree down on the side of the trail. Work came to a temporary halt for everyone but one lucky Kubota operator (thanks, Nikki!) who fought a stubborn stump that refused to come out.

After dealing with the stump, the crew could finally restart their saws and cut the tree into log lengths. The trail was too muddy from Friday night’s storm to move the logs that day, so group #1 called it quits.

Meanwhile, another crew tackled the new section of Corridor 8 (the logging area, parallel to Hooper Hill Road). If you rode this section last year, you’ll remember that it typically struggled to retain a decent snow cover.

In an effort to resolve that issue, these members spent their day lugging bags of grass seed and bales of hay. They spread that stuff over a half mile of trail!

This should help stabilize the surface of the trail, build a solid snow base and decrease mud. Cross your fingers. Beefing up this section of trail clears the path to great conditions in higher elevation and could seriously extend our snowmobile season.

Join Us Next Time

Join us for the next trail work day on Sunday, June 14, and every second Sunday of the month moving forward. We’d love to have you!

As always, feel free to send us a direct message on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) or email us at bakerriverclub@gmail.com with any questions.

Trails Closed 3/9/20

Out of respect for our landowners and due to lack of snow, Baker River trails are officially closed for the season.

Thank you for another great year, for having patience while we did our best with what the weather brought us, and for your unending support. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

Trail Update 3/6/20

There is still riding out of the clubhouse this weekend if you head East on Corridor 8, following Cheever Trail and head into the Hog Hill/Groton Area. Our trails out that way were groomed last night. Expect some dirt and water bars on your way out of the Clubhouse. There is one stretch about 150′ long. Once you get into higher elevation in Groton, there is still plenty of snow and good conditions.

At this time Corridor 8 West to the Green Camp is closed, but you can access Corridor 5 South and our higher elevation trails from neighboring trail systems (Hebron, Lyme Pinnacle, Mt. Cardigan). A member rode from Hebron last night and reported they had just groomed and that trails were phenomenal. On our end, Ten Mile Road, Rocky Loop, and Townline Pond were groomed early this morning and in good condition.

The Clubhouse is open Saturday and Sunday, 8 to 4 with the usual goodies. Be sure to stop in Sunday morning for our monthly Pancake Breakfast Buffet.

Trail Update 2/28/20

From the Clubhouse to the Green Camp is very thin, with spots down to dirt. We’re working on some solutions now to get a passable trail through there to gain access to trails in the higher elevation. WILL UPDATE ON THIS ASAP via Facebook and our website.

From the Green Camp south (on Corridor 5) conditions start fair and continuously improve. Once you hit Ten Mile Road, conditions are really excellent – the best they’ve been all year.

Ten Mile Road, Rocky Loop and Little Rocky were all groomed today and will be a safe bet for riding this weekend.

Heading the other direction, Cheever Trail and Hog Hill/Groton are in decent shape per riders today.

No other trails have been groomed or evaluated at this time. Please use caution and common sense if you get out exploring. We’ll continue to post updates as we have them.

As a reminder, the Leap Day Ladies Ride is still on tomorrow. Meet at the Clubhouse (197 N. Dorchester Road, Wentworth, NH) by 10am to ride along. Keep in mind that the first few miles up to good conditions will be rough. Please use discretion as to whether or not you feel comfortable!

As always, the Clubhouse and Grump’s Grill will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 4. This weekend we’re celebrating #GirlPower. Supergirl steak & cheese sliders, Black Widow buffalo chicken sliders, Captain Marvel mac & cheese, Wonder Woman whoopie pies and Batgirl blondies.

Trail Update 2/20/20

We received another 6-8″ of fresh snowfall this week. Most trails have built up a solid base at this point, especially up high.

We’ve been actively grooming (see below for detailed updates) though there was more midweek riding traffic than usual, so we will continue to do so as much as possible leading up to and continuing through this weekend.

Rocky Loop, Little Rocky, Townline Pond, Corridor 5 South & Ten Mile Road: Groomed Tuesday night, will be done again tonight. Great condition!

Corridor 5 North to Warren: Groomed on Wednesday. Good condition overall.

North Groton/Hog Hill Area: Will be groomed before the weekend

We have the Club Ride to Antique Track Driven Machine Show on Saturday, plus another of our popular Vintage Rides Hosted by BRVSC heading out on Sunday morning.

As always, the Clubhouse and Grump’s Grill will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 4. This weekend we’re celebrating Mardis Gras, including a King Cupcake Contest. Cupcakes are $2 each – get the one with the baby inside and you win a long sleeve BRVSC t-shirt!