Monthly Archives: January 2014

Forget That Map!

No, not that map! You should always have a current trail map with you. A compass and a GPS is also helpful, particularly and if you know how to use both of ’em. The map you want to forget these days is this one: Normally the NOAA Snow Depth Map is our friend. It us […]

Do This Now!

There’s two things every self-respecting snowmobiler needs to do immediately! First is to get out there and ride! Don’t believe your lyin’ eyes when you look out in your back yard and see little more than pathetic brown grass poking up through a thin cover of ice and snow. The truth of the matter is […]

Backyard Syndrome

Sure, that’s a pretty sad sight, but you know, I’m not going to let this ruin my winter. Those of us involved in winter sports are unfortunately all to familiar with the “Backyard Syndrome.” This is when you look out your back door, see a sorry sight like this and decide winter’s over. This is […]

Gas Pains

A bit of a clarification is in order on my blog post of December 20. A friendly e-mail today from Tom Sidar, Executive Director of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy, a successful land trust Downeast, called me to task on my comment that you should “dump” your old gas from last season. Tom is of course […]

What a Winter! Already!

Considering recent years when we’ve been happy to be out at all by mid-January, the past month has certainly been a roller coaster of a season. Plenty of snow in mid-December then the crush of the ice storm, followed by numbing cold – crazy good. I’m still on the fence about this whole Polar Vortex […]