Grooming Conditions & INFORMATION

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  Barre, VT 05641

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** Up-To-Date Grooming Conditions

Pictures from Previous Grooming Updates

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Photos taken February 27, 2004

 

Photos taken February 25, 2004

 

Taken from turn around point looking down into Main St of Barre. Note City hall just to right of white clock tower of church

Looking East from turn around to Butterfield Mtn. (20 snowmobile trail miles away) that our trail crosses on Corridor 302. Note trees coated with rime

Wayne standing in front of 9-1/2 foot blade of the PB200. Parked 200 yards from home in Windy Wood apple orchard where I stopped to go to lunch.

Wayne in front of groomer's blade on trail C14. You can see one of the many "orange squeezer" spots between two trees with only 4 inches of clearance.

 

Photos taken February 2, 2004

Groomer parked at Windywood Apple Orchard on C-14B

Groomer parked on 14B overlooking valley west to Barre

(Note: this same trail 150 years ago had oxen and sleigh hauling granite blocks from Cobble Hill Quarry to Montpelier to build the statehouse)

Groomer stopped on steep hill on 14B and showing special "slow" barrel/sign to preserve trail

Groomer stopped on 14B in field prior to Dug Out suspension bridge.

Shows a special granite monument with a bronze tablet in memory of "Eucy" Messier a

Sno Bees pioneer in the early seventies and one of our groomer operators; also built the first suspension bridge over the Jail Branch.

Close up of "A man who made a difference" to our Sno Bees for many years

( He died of a heart attack after helping other snowmobiler whose sled caught fire on a trail in Groton forest)

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Pictures taken on 1/26/04

Turkeys lined up on top of knoll watching snowmobiles go by

This turkey walked down and posed for photo (or looking for a food handout?)

Rock of Ages on the "Qarry Rim Trail"on corridor 14B

 

Pictures taken January 11, 2004
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River beneath our Dugout Suspension bridge on 14 B-- steaming and freezing over

Brook running under our bridge on Windy Wood 14C--solid frozen

 

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Pictures taken Dec. 29, 2003
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Smooth trail -- 14B

Waterhole on same trail -- 14B

 

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Pictures taken Dec. 22, 2003
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Wayne on Ski Doo on scenic Windy Wood loop trail

Brian Bailey ( land owner ) on his 1969 Bolens Diablo

Smooth 302, looking down and west towards Barre

Looking down from 14A on Pinnacle towards our famous 3 story "blockhouse tower" perched on a small hill located 1 mile in valley below

A trail scene from Windy Wood loop showing the magical appearance of the ice/snow encrusted trees

 

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Pictures taken Dec. 16, 2003

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Trail Conditions -- reported to VAST
Central Vermont Trail Map

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WHERE TO TRAILER YOUR SLED

 Ames Plaza parking lot, Barre-Montpelier Road
 Vermonter Hotel, parking lot across the street, Barre-Montpelier Road
 Beehive


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