Oh boy, Oh boy!

I have to tell you that while I may never say that my faith is wavering, seeing the high temperature hit 60 in Maine on Christmas day caused a few brief moments of doubt. Not to worry though – within days the miracle of Maine weather kicked in as it should and blanketed the state […]

Groundhog Day!

February 2 is Groundhog Day, although at this point what difference will it make if our furry friend sees its shadow or not? A quick look at the NOAA/NWS Snowpack Map shows most of our state with a whopping 2+ feet of snow on the ground and at least two more storms are on the […]


The blizzard known as Juno is currently blasting its way through Maine, and for snowmobilers it just doesn’t get any better. Even though there’s been some pretty good riding in a lot of areas since Christmas, the season has started off a bit slowly this year. The infamous “backyard syndrome” had kicked in and was […]

January Thaw Blues

Come on – we all knew it was coming, and what better time than right after an arctic blast? The 2014-15 snowmobile season is similar in many ways to last year. Significant snow too early, then a warm up then the deep chill then a warm up, and on and on and on. If we […]

Our Excellent Summer Adventure – Part 2

And why a trip to some National Parks convinced me a Maine Woods National Park isn’t a very good idea. In Part 1, I talked about the criteria for a national park and some of the local situations observed while on our trip out west. Before I start in again, how about a little more […]

Our Excellent Summer Adventure – Part 1

And why a trip to some National Parks convinced me a Maine Woods National Park isn’t a very good idea… Snowmobiling buttoned up in April and the couple of months between the MSA annual meeting and when we need to start preparing for another great winter of snowmobiling is a fine time. The pace at […]

In Like A Lion…

Good grief! Isn’t this like the best winter ever? I took a minute today to visit the trusty NOAA Snow Depth Map and wasn’t terribly surprised by what I found: And it appears that at least in the near future there is no end in sight. Cold temps (that pesky polar vortex!) continues and again […]

So Many Trails, So Little Time

After the fits and starts of the beginning of the season, it looks like everything has come together to bring us the season we want – no wait – deserve! The heavy snow that came overnight is just the icing on the cake for a spectacular holiday weekend and vacation week. If you’ve been thinking […]

Get Out!

OK, so our long few weeks of self-imposed suffering is over. We have some more snow, you won’t freeze your rear end off any more and conditions are excellent. This is the weekend to start hitting the trails for some of the finest riding we’ve seen in a long time. As an added bonus, February […]