Tim, our trusty contact for the Algonquin Snowmobile Club, does a great job keeping us updated on the trail conditions.
Now, you might think that coming to mid-March the sledding season would be done, but this year we have 'more normal' snow levels, and in fact there is plenty of good riding still out there.
"As of yesterday we downgraded our trails to limited status. Tall Pines and Highland Rovers are no longer grooming and our tractor is still down.
Mimi, Brett and I went for a ride today and the trails are actually pretty good. The loose snow firmed up with the temps of -10C the last couple nights. Garry Logan and his gang went down Dorset way south on 64 to the B across to the Fire House and said it was the best ride all year. The lakes are the best they have been all year. We thought with the warm weather we would take out the stakes on Oxtongue Lake but we couldn't get them out yet.
We plan to take the stakes out of Penn Lake on Wednesday if we can before the lake gets too wet.
Depending on how much rain we get this week, the trails should still be ride able this weekend if we get little rain. I will send out an update on Friday morning."
So stand by for the update. So far, no rain at all...
Now, for those that don't sled, the rain could be a good thing -- it would water up the lakes (bad for snowmobile sliders, but good for skaters)
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