Trail Reports


TRAILS CLOSED!! THANK YOU for another great season

There is still a deep snow pack in the higher elevations but there is a lot of dirt and mud after this rain and warm temps. With that said, the Mulleyville trails are CLOSED. I have been notified by Prentis & Carlisle that they will close the gates and install mud locks. Gates will begin getting closed today on Spruce, Wells, Ormsbee and CR10 access.  This is at the direction of our major land owner and we must do as they ask.

As we begin spring and the snowmobile season soon fades away, I wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU.

This past season started off rough but we quickly changed that path. It reminds me of one of many mottos I learned during my time in the Marines. The motto of “Marines adapt and overcome” applies to this past season for sure. As the trail coordinator, my job focuses on the trails. The club was faced with some obstacles at the beginning of the season that felt overwhelming on top of the massive amount of work it takes run this club. These obstacles could not have been accomplished without the help of a solid team. We had so many new volunteers this year and it made quite a difference.

There are so many people to thank for the success of this club. First off all, thank you to all of our members who came out to do trail work whether is was creating new trails, bypass trails, new bridge, signs, snow fencing, tree clearing, brushing, groomer maintenance, groomer repair and the list can go on and on.   All of this could not have happened without your help.

Thank you to our grooming team for doing an amazing job. We had some expensive repairs to do this season. The machines promptly got fixed and were back on the trail getting it done. I am not sure of how many hours we logged but it was a lot. We took on some new operators, which eased the load on the rest of us. Thank you guys for keeping our trails smooth.

We have some amazing land owners, and their generosity allowed us to make critical connections with our trails this year. We can’t thank you guys enough…you know who you are.

Thank you to my close friends at the DEC who spent a lot of time on our trails this year keeping them safe.

Thank you to our friends at Tinney’s! You guys provided delicious food all season and everyone raved about it. Also, hosting our meetings there has been a success with many new faces. Those same people ended of being the new faces helping us out too and for that we thank you.

I have some projects lined up this summer for trail work and I will update when some work parties will be. Hopefully we will not have to contend with as much closures due to logging next year.

We were blessed with snow this season after a bleak beginning and when the snow came, so did the riders. I talked with so many new people on the trail and to hear the compliments is rewarding for all the hard work that goes into the club.

As a reminder, the Mulleyville snowmobile trails are for snowmobiles only during the time the trails are open. Being a member of the Mulleyville Snowmobile Club DOES NOT allow you to access the trails in any way when the trails are closed. THE LAND IS PRIVATE and you will be trespassing.

Thank you again for a great year.

Ken

Trails Coordinator

SNOWMOBILE SEASON Appreciation Night at TINNEY’s TAVERN March 28th!

The ownership and team from Tinney’s Tavern would like to welcome everyone who enjoyed the winter festivities to an end of season party Saturday March 28th! All club members from our neighbors in Charlton, the crew from Galway! How about our friends from Sacandaga? All are welcome to enjoy the night!

 

The party will start at 5pm!  There will be a FREE keg on tap!  Band will start at 7pm!  Assorted food and food specials and other drink specials!  There will be a 50/50 with proceeds split between clubs attending.

 

We look forward to a great night as the season winds down!

 

REMINDER: Mulleyville “BONFIRE on Lake Desolation!” This Saturday!

Come join us on Lake Desolation for a BONFIRE!  Tinney’s Tavern will have food and drinks…With a Band in the evening!

 

 

Grooming will officially start after this next snow fall

The groomer team had one machine (North end) out for a short run last night.  Normal grooming will begin after this next snow fall.

Let’s all hope we get closer to the 5″ than 3″ side so the groomer can get some work done!

 

Think Snow!

Closed Trails for 2015 – Click for Maps

Just a reminder about which trails are closed and how to get to Lake Desolation.  When coming from Sacandage on C8, at SR06 take the left towards the firetower side of the mountain on S86.  At SR05 take the right on C8 towards the old ski hill trail, however you must now take S87 at SR25 because C8 to the ski hill is CLOSED (KEEP OUT!!!).  This will then bring you C8A (and it’s the only place it will bring you as all other trails are CLOSED this year due to logging, KEEP OUT!!!).

Also be reminded that ALL access to Ormsbee road is PERMANENTLY CLOSED.  Do no try and enter from there or you could be ticketed for trespassing.  The same is true for the Ski Hill Section of C8.  KEEP OUT!!!

Stay off ALL plowed roads.  If you are on a plowed road, you are on a CLOSED trail.  These areas are being monitors with cameras and DEC will issue tickets based on camera footage!  KEEP OUT!!!

Your cooperation with closures ensures we will keep our trails open.  If people are ignoring them the entire system is in danger of closing this year.  The logging company owns the land and we must do what they say.  If you can’t abide, please stay home.

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