Bridgewater Mountain Snowmobile Club
Trail Master's Report 3/28/2019
It's sad and bittersweet, but we are officially closed. We've held onto snow up top, but down low there are many locations where the ground is showing and we've got to preserve and protect the landowners' property. We'll see 60 degrees this coming Saturday. Time to pull the plug, officially. Don't forget, there is still riding to be had in Coos County though.
Trail Master’s Report 3/24/2019
We did not groom last night and we suspect that our grooming for the season is over. Our groomer is parked in the low-country and snow is getting very thin and our biggest hurdle is that Bridgewater Hill Rd is a mud bog. That’s the road (Corridor 24) you have to ride on the shoulder and then it turns to dirt/mud. Tracks have rails showing in a lot of spots. Water is starting to run. There is some decent riding up high on the mountain, but getting there is an issue.
It’s been a great season overall guys and there is still riding to be had TODAY locally...Hardy Country groomed last night and they have good snow on their western trails. I’ve read Central is in good shape too. You can likely piece together one good local ride today. Go out and have some fun and enjoy some classic local riding in the Newfound area.
This is not goodbye, but we’re standing on the steps talking about...most likely we’ll say we’re closed next weekend...
Trail Master’s Report 3/17/2019
We’re running out of steam, so short and sweet! Trails are 8 to 8.5. Can’t groom the tracks, rails are showing. But, Definitely worth riding. You guys stayed off the trails during the warm up, that helped, A LOT. Hardy Country groomed, go out and have a nice ride around the lake, get some lunch, gas, a new snowmobile and relax. Did you know you can do that all on our trail system? #true
We should be in good enough shape tkmride next weekend too! We’ll report back.
Trail Master’s Report 3/16/2019
So it’s warm right now and will be for the whole day.We have not groomed since earlier this week...at one point earlier this week the trails were good and flat.We did ask that you stay off the trails during the past two days of hot weather, but we know that everyone doesn’t has Facebook or the internet...so some missed our posts and some are just gonna ride cause they paid to ride.In either case, expect full on Spring conditions and watch for water bars and fallen snow bridges. As temps fall tonight we’ll groom as conditions allow.
Trail Master's Report 3/14/2019
It didn't get as cold as we expected last night and we did not groom. Please stay off the trails today and tomorrow to help preserve the base and recently groomed surface. It's going to be very warm today and tomorrow. Colder weather coming for the weekend nights and we'll groom then. Thank you for your cooperation!
Trail Master’s Report 3/11/2019
This morning temps were just low enough for us to groom the tracks (Corridor 8 ). They were pretty rough from Saturday and we couldn’t get to them yesterday. Also groomed 24e and 24w then heading back home.
This week brings a new weather pattern which is not especially favorable for sledding. We’ll report back later this week to see if weekend riding is in the plans. Try and stay awake today guys and enjoy the extra daylight this afternoon!
Trail Master’s Report 3/10/2019
You guys sure did enjoy yourselves yesterday and it did get warm too.That combo has allowed us the pleasure of grooming some trails twice this morning! So things have taken us a little longer today.
Spring riding continues and we’re still grooming right now as of this post.We’re expecting snow in about an hour and a warm up again this afternoon.It’ll be another great day on the trails with the fresh snow falling.
Groomed this am: Corridor 8, 24, 150, The Lake Trail, Store Trail.That’ll be what we can get to today.
Trail Master’s Report 3/9/2019
Corridor 8, 24, 150, Lake Trail touched up and literally being groomed right now. Trails will be great early and likely a little bumpy later as it warms during the day. Ride early and often!
Had a little trouble with one of our own machines while riding yesterday and guess what? Tow straps come in very handy! And I towed it right down to Outdoor Performance the local Ski-Doo dealer right on the trail system. They have new and used sleds, oil, accessories and parts...and yes, repairs! That worked out great!
Enjoy what will surely be a beautiful day! (And stop calling me Shirley!)
Trail Master’s Report 3/8/2019
We had a very productive club meeting last night! Many thanks to the guests that attended and expressed their enthusiasm and support for local riding.
We attempt to time the release of these reports so you have adequate information to make your weekend plans. 6am Video passing through your news feed and we hope you see it so you can make some decisions about what to do and where to go.
Check out today’s video on Facebook...and know this...riding is stellar in our area and surrounding areas. We predict this is THE weekend to ride local as the weather is making a big downward slide into spring after Sunday. Have fun everyone and watch out for your fellow riders
Trail Master’s Report 3/3/2019
How deep will this season go?Who knows...ride it now!Two shifts of grooming took place last night between Eric and Don and we went over all the major trails you might ride today.This will be one of those warm days where the temps will creep up over 30 degrees and trails will likely bump up this afternoon.Expect a lot of fellow riders.Be safe!
Trail Master’s Report 3/1/2019
Happy March BMSC’ers! The cold continues and so does our grooming and A+ plus trail conditions. The more we have this cold and new snow every now and then, the better the trails will be. The groomer has been out since 1am and Corridor 8 has been done, 24e and West, and Primary 150. We’ll continue these efforts all weekend for your riding pleasure! Stop by and visit BMSC...we’ve got a store that sells fuel, bait, and snacks, a sled dealership, and two very fine restaurants. Oh, and we got snow...you know that right? Check the snow depth!
Trail Master’s Report 2/26/2019
Let’s just say it’s been a little “breezy”...
For your midweek riding pleasure, Corridor 8 (railroad tracks), 24e & 24w, Talcott, Primary 150, The Lake Trail, and Skyview have groomed last night and early this morning.Trails are VERY GOOD!
Temp is 12 degrees and wind NW at 15 to 25mph.Trails are packed and flat.Dress like you mean it.Ride with a smile and kiss a groomer operator if you see one. Ok, maybe just wave, it is flu season after all.
We’ve been out for the past several hours grooming at the coldest point in the day to garner the most favorable result for the trails. And you! We are truly pleased to see so many folks had a great time on the trails yesterday...they were beat! We've done 24E and 24W, we'll do the Store Trail and Primary 150. If we have time, we'll hit The Lake Trail as well. Don't worry if we get a little rain later, we'll do just fine. Ride safe and watch for ice lurking under snow on the hills and corners later in the day.
Trail Master’s Report 1/21/2019
Time to ride guys! The days are getting longer and we never know how deep the season will go. We have very good coverage and we’re burning up the hours and fuel to make the trails sweet just for you! We’re hitting just about the whole system every day and we’re ready to groom all weekend and next week for NH school vacation week! The additional 3" of snow we go last night really freshened up the trails. Conditions are VERY GOOD!
Trail Master’s Report 2/18/2019
If you rode early am yesterday you know the trails were in good shape. If you rode late afternoon, you know and FELT that there were a lot of sleds out. Most likely you felt that in your lower back! Corridor 8 (railroad tracks) got hammered!
We’ll continue to groom Corr 8, 24E and 24W and do what we can before sleds start riding this morning. And we’ll continue to touch up trails as needed all week. Please know that we’re having challenges with ice on hills in 3 areas; The Lake Trail, The Store Trail, and Drew’s Hill (heading towards Corridor) on 24E.
We’re out grooming Corridor 8 right now and we’ll try to make a few passes. A lot of extra work (we call it hours) needs to be out into this area due high traffic and damage caused by other vehicles. You may have seen wheeled ATVs on the tracks yesterday and it is legal for those wheeled vehicles to ride the tracks. We’re not looking for a debate here, you can contact the Trails Bureau if you want to express anything about it.
Yes, the 50 and 60 degrees days back to back hurt the trails in our area. Trails are icy and we can hardly move the groomer around. We are suspending grooming until Friday night. We suggest that you suspend riding for your own personal safety and to prevent damaging your machine. If we can't move around, you likely cannot move around! Watch the video on Facebook for more details!
Time to ride guys! We're back in really good shape and the entire system has been groomed...from the new Homestead Trail, Lake Trail, 24E, 24W, Primary 150, Talcott, to the Store Trail and Railroad tracks. Temps are cold, but it keeps the surface in good shape. Get out and ride and expect to see other riders taking advantage of the great conditions. Ride safe all!
Trail Master’s Report 12/28/2018
So...not great news guys. We are just hoping that the rain for later today does not further erode the base. Almost every club south of Coos is pretty much in the same boat. You might get some riding at Bear Notch Road, and up at SDR and Pittsburg and a few other locations around the Presidential Mountains. We'll provide an update over the weekend if things change, but it appears that we'll be closed again this weekend.
Trail Master's Report 12/24/2018
Merry Christmas fellow BMSC'ers!
Sorry to report this guys, but we're still closed. We have some base, but nothing that would allow for safe or fun riding. We have some snow, and plenty of ice, dirt, and water. Yes, this truly stinks! We definitely need more snow to be open and maybe a few solid storms to get in shape.
We're very thankful to all of you members that have joined BMSC early to support our efforts to get the trails and equipment ready before the snow flies. Be patient, once the snow arrives, we'll work hard to make the trails great again!
Trail Master's Report 12/21/2018
Trails are considered closed at this time. So far today we've received .5 inches of rain and 2" are possible once this weather event is over. Please stay off the trails this weekend and until we report back. There will likely be no riding this week south of Coos County and even that (Coos) may not be rideable as this rain even is covering the whole state. Be patient, we're ready to get things in order for you guys. We'll report back over the weekend.
Trail Master’s Report for Weekend Riding 12/15/18 & 12/16/2018
Just like George, we cannot tell a lie. We do have snow, a lot of it some places...other places...aaaaahhhh not so much. It's just that conditions are not consistent enough to have a good ride and not cause potential harm to your machine (or body). If you have an older beater-sled or work-sled and want to head out, trim some branches, move some limbs, have at it! But otherwise, we'd suggest waiting for the next storm system to pass...please don't drive 2 hrs to get here and ride...we don't want you to be disappointed. But there is snow on the ground and gates are open and we'll consider the trails as "open". (and before you ask, no the lake is not frozen and we'll never tell you if it's safe or not!)
Go north young man! Coos county seems to hold the jackpot on snow this weekend. We'll see you soon enough!