o The Official Aroostook County Maine Snowmobile Trail Report

January 15, 2014

Greetings from Aroostook County...



Greetings from Aroostook County.....

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SPECIAL REPORT

For your trip planning keep in mind :

Sunday, January 19 Portage Lakers Radar Runs

If you feel the need for speed this will be the place to be. If you just need that front porch connection just stop by and watch... Registration starts at 9 a.m. If you need more info contact Jen Curran at 207-227.0045

Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26 Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Seven lakes, $12,500 in prizes...Maine.s Largest Cash Prize Ice Fishing Derby..does it get any better than that. This is the place to be to enjoy some awesome fishing, some great front porch atmosphere, some great food and of course that great County hospitality. Even if you don.t fish it is just plain fun to come and hangout...for more information log onto: www.stagatha.com

Remember.......conditions are spring like right now so ride right and ride safe!!!!

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Into every life a little rain must fall....

Unfortunately we had a little too much. The good news is the base is holding however there are inordinate amounts of water in many sections across the entire area with some projects unofficially closing their trails until we get snow and cooler temps to absorb and freeze up some of those areas.

At this juncture the areas north of Portage and west had a bit better base but water is still problematic in those areas. As the weather changes we will post updates. There is a bit of snow in the forecast this weekend.

For those that venture out please keep in mind the rivers are treacherous. Ice fisherman are reporting some changes in ice depths and heavy slush conditions so keep that in mind.

Also ITS 83 is closed between Linneus and Oakfield along with Trail 61 between Oakfield and 64N until further notice. Rt 94 out of Van Buren is now closed due to logging and Rt 89 to the Rt 100 trail is closed at the Madawaska River due to an unsafe watercrossing.

While we wait for Mother Nature to get her priorities straight don.t forget that the following club events still go on and they need your support now more then ever...

On The Social Side

Meduxneakeag Ramblers Breakfast Saturdays 6-9 a.m. at the clubhouse

Washburn Trailrunners Breakfast /Lunch Saturdays 7 a.m.-3p.m. Sunday 7 a.m.-noon at the clubhouse

Presque Isle Snowmobile Club Stew Nights Fridays 5-7 p.m. at the clubhouse

St Francis Sno Angels Saturday Meals Starting January 11th.homecooked meals..stop by off ITS 92

January 12 Fort Fairfield Club Breakfast 7-10 a.m. on the Strickland Rd $7 adults/ $4 kids under 12

January 19 Portage Lakers Radar Runs Registration 9 a.m.

January 25 & 26 Long Lake Fishing Derby...7 lakes and $12500 in prizes !!!

January 26 Pleasant Ridge Riders Breakfast at Caswell Clubhouse 7-11 a.m.

February 8 10th Annual Andy Santarre Sno-Run call 207-498-6431 for more info

February 8-9 Caribou Downtown Ski Festival

February 15 Caribou Snowmobile Club Hot Dog Roast ITS 105 Stockholm starting 10 a.m.

February 15 Portage Lakers Pie Auction 7 p.m. at Deans

February 28-March 7 Youth/Junior World Championship Biathalon Nordic Heritage Ctr., Presque Isle