Snowmobile Trail Conditions 1/4
It is snowing, trails are being groomed and reported to be in fair to good condition. Fair is more toward the southern end of the county because there isn’t as much snow there. Read below from Keith, groomer driver…
Please read, this could have been a real bad situation!!!!
There’s a blind hill just east of Jones Lake Rd. on the Lovells trail. The trail was carved out of this hill long before my time started here and that carving left a dirt wall on the east side of the hill with mature oaks on the west. I hate this hill because it’s not only blind for sledders, it’s blind to groomer drivers as well. I have no idea how fast he was going when he broke the top of the hill, instincts took over and I got the blade and front track out of his way but there was no room between the rear track and the dirt wall and he basically got wedged in. Somehow during the braking he stayed true enough to miss the edge of the blade, the side of the front track and the stairs to the cab and went deep enough that his handle bar cowling was behind the rear axle shaft. How he didn’t get hurt and no visible damage was done to the sled is beyond me. He learned a very valuable lesson.
We can be anywhere at any time. Please expect the unexpected and slow down on blind hills and corners.