Overflow has been reported but I haven’t run across any. Lots of deep snow in the bush and off the trails. Also lots of UNMARKED winter roads. Although my road is marked it is blown in but still a good bump if you hit it at speed.
We tried out a drag pulled behind our snowmobiles this past Sunday on the Walsh Lake trail and the Walsh-Prosperous lake trail. It works okay but it does move some snow and helps smooth out the trail. It would have been better if we had started using it as soon as possible in the early winter as some of the dips are big enough to lose a small sled. We can use the drag from Ingram Trail through to Walsh and Prosperous, if we have time we will try it out on the Hay Lake Trail.
The Frostbite 50 is this Saturday – Mar. 18. The racers start at the ski club, across Back Bay to the Walsh Lake trail (not sure if the east or west trail) across Walsh to Prosperous to Cassidy Point, across Hwy 4 to the Hay Lake Trail and back across Back Bay to the ski club. If you are planning on using one of these trails please give the racers the right-of –way.
Attached is a poster for the Making Trax Snowmobile Rally. Please print-off a copy and post in your office, coffee room, company bulletin board and forward to friends and neighbours. As always Marg has done a great job of obtaining prizes for the event and for the Silent Auction. Grand Prize for the Snowmobile Rally is an Ice fishing set-up from Canadian Tire – I haven’t picked it up as yet so not exactly sure what all it contains. Lots of prizes along the trail and for the top Card Hands. Registration is $10 and you get one free card hand. Extra card hands are $10 each.
The Making Trax event will be held at the LONG LAKE BEACH KITCHEN at the east side of the beach. The ride will take place at 1PM on April 1, 2017, registration is open at 11 AM. chili and hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate will be included in the registration fee. The ride will be along the Powerline Loop.
Ride Safe – Ride Sober.
Bruce Hewlko, President
Great Slave Snowmobile Association