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kered

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About kered

  • Rank
    Newbie
  • Birthday 08/06/1964

Profile Information

  • Location
    Shining Tree Camp
  • Main Riding Area
    Shining Tree
  • Club
    GSC
  • Sled
    Yamaha
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    Arctic Cat, Ski- Doo
  • Interests
    Trail maintenance, Groomer operator
  • Gender
    Male
  • Website URL
    http://shiningtreecamp

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  1. To whom it may concern, the trail section that I'm responsible for is now closed. The interactive map will eventually reflect that. Thanks, Derek.
  2. It is really thin on the trail coming into Shining Tree for about 10 kms. Just not enough snow. Watch for the odd fist sized rocks that have been kicked up. If we get some snow by Friday like some models say, we will be good. Also keep in mind the C for the last 50 kms coming into the Tree are rock hard. The milder temps should help though........
  3. Carm, you would have to ask Auld Reekie in Gowganda about th L143 trail, I have not rode it yet. C trail is done for the season, the forestry is moving in Monday. Kered.
  4. Mining, not logging but same diff. Logging is now going to move in as of Monday because mining pulled the trigger. Derek.
  5. The "C" trail North of Shining Tree has been plowed due to mining operations this time. The Water Shed located @ highway 560 & highway 144 can be thanked for that. They haven't even responded to the clubs calls. They plowed 15 of 20 signs into the trail as well, slows, arrows, etc..... Couldn't wait a couple of weeks to look @ rocks that haven't moved in 12,000 years. We really do have to get off these logging roads. Had a deal with the logging companies to wait until after the March break, then mining couldn't wait I guess. Very frustrating, three years in a row now. Derek.
  6. The "C" trail North has been plowed due to mining operations this time. The Water Shed located @ highway 560 & highway 144 can be thanked for that. They haven't even responded to the clubs calls. They plowed 15 of 20 signs into the trail as well, slows, arrows, etc..... Couldn't wait a couple of weeks to look @ rocks that haven't moved in 12,000 years. We really do have to get off these logging roads. Had a deal with the logging companies to wait until after the March break, then mining couldn't wait I guess. Very frustrating, three years in a row now. Derek.
  7. Auld Reekie is best, we just have microwave stuff in a general store with no seating. Snacks/ non- alcoholic drinks / fuel/ oil & other sled related items. Not advertising, you asked. Derek.
  8. Carm; Yes for Shining Tree, Auld Reekie carries it so I'm assuming they are not out. happy sledding!
  9. Carm; Just woke up, groomed "C" Shining Tree to Sudbury split point, Sudbury was up a couple of days ago. GEM has a groomer on A107C right now from Gowganda, almost to the "C" trail as we speak. All should be green by day's end. Reported mine last evening. Hope this helps, Derek.
  10. Hi, Derek here. I look after the "C" trail for 60 kms either direction from Shining Tree. The "C" trail passes right by the village of Shining Tree with a 1 km of local trail L142 dead ending @ Shining Tree Camp for premium fuel and or snacks. No bar or grill but microwaveable snacks like chili, stews, ravioli, etc........ store is open 8am - 10 pm while the trails are open. This is not advertising, just informing. Now for the trails. They presently show closed on either side of Shining Tree because on the South side some rocks are showing through the trail. On the North side for 10 kms along the highway 560 it is a new trail so no back tracking but all the snow was used scraping up enough to make the deep ditches passable on five road crossings. When the melt came, it was dirt for quite aways on either side of the crossings and some ground stumpage poked out too. We just need some snow now and all will be good. Snowing as I type. It will probably be good for sleds before I can get the heavy old girl back out for grooming so use my phone number if you need real time reports. Hope this helps, Derek. Ps- the Mattagami Lake shows read because of it was deep slush, now it should be frozen but rough. Also the yellow coming in on either side is just fine, just had it down graded from green so it did not look attractive because there was no way to get there without going through bad sections. Will open soon as we get snow and get a pass in with the equipment.
  11. "C" trail from Shining Tree to Timmins should be open by January 22nd. Just opened from Sudbury to Shining Tree. Worked on North section along 560 highway last couple days. Have to break rest of trail to the Mattagami and get it signed. Pat has done North of the Mattagami almost to Post 392, Timmins has been down as well. Some trees down and needs to be signed. Warm weather coming may be a grooming issue but like I said, January 22nd is the goal. Logging was to be done but postponed until after March break. I do not know about the "C" trail North of Timmins but heard of some issue, probably logging. Derek.
  12. "C" trail from Shining Tree to Timmins should be open by January 22nd. Just opened from Sudbury to Shining Tree. Worked on North section along 560 highway last couple days. Have to break rest of trail to the Mattagami and get it signed. Pat has done North of the Mattagami almost to Post 392. Some trees down and needs to be signed. Warm weather coming may be a grooming issue but like I said, January 22nd is the goal. Logging was to be done but postponed until after March break. I do not know about the "C" trail North of Timmins but heard of some issue, probably logging. Derek.
  13. To whom it may concern; The workers on the bridge, that was out on C trail North to Timmins, said will be open for sleds @ 1 pm today. That means the whole trail now will be green from Shining Tree on up as soon as the OFSC can update the interactive map. Whether it shows green or not, it is open as of 1 pm today. Thanks for your patience, sled on! Derek.
  14. LondonCalling/ C trail South to Sudbury from Timmins still has the bridge out between Post 392 & Tata Chika Pika. It is supposed to be done by this Friday. The trail South of the bridge is already done all the way down to just North of Wahnapitae River bridge North of Subury, that is where Sudbury Trail Plan takes over. The trail will turn green on the interactive map between Shining Tree and Timmins when the bridge is done. That is providing they can react quick enough to the news before the weekend hits. If there is any doubt, contact me, 705 263 2034, I do the trails in this area so I know. Pat does Mattagami Lake & North to Post 392, we talk daily, he is the President of Gogama Club so he knows all of this. The C trail North of the bridge to Post 392 is supposed to have been done by Timmins but can not confirm because there is no way around this big waterway to confirm. Now the other trail north to Timmins, L143, is still being worked on by GEM club but has an excavator in there brushing this week. When that is done the trail has to be broken for the first time with a ski -dozer, that is being used for fuel shuttle to the excavator for now, up to Mount Joy River bridge. Timmins has done down to this point. I will be breaking that trail when they call me when the ski-dozer becomes available. [ Mount Joy Bridge to the Saw Mill if you know the area ]. Timmins will then take it over for grooming & signing, same thing South of that will be GEM. This will all come together when the excavator is done. This could all be done before March break as well, you got my number.
  15. Canuck, good post, you are 100% correct, this is the present mileage going East bound on the A107C @ the "C" trail. The North bound is 21 km into Shining Tree via the C trail which now goes through Shining Tree. A trail has just been completed that goes along the old 560 highway route which is just along side the new one. No more back tracking. The L142 is now only 1 km into Shining Tree Camp for premium fuel. The picture you posted will change slightly when the logging operation completes that Akron was referring to. It will then be 55 kms to Gowganda and 16 kms into Shining Tree from the C trail & A107C junction. Now for the C trail North there is indeed a bridge being refurbed that is between Tata chika pika & Post 392. They say two weeks @ best and a month @ worse. We will open the C trail from Shining Tree to Tata chika pika as soon as the Mattagami lake is staked & C trail North signed. [ working on it today ]. The new C trail I spoke of along the highway will take a few days to brush & sign now that we finished building the bridges this weekend and I can get the groomer over, [ I hope ]. Look for about a week on that. Now, the NEW L 143, not to be confused with the OLD L 143 will run the powerline from Timmins to the A107C about 100 kms long and will intersect where the powerline joins the A107C between Gowganda and Shining Tree. You will be about 20+ kms into Shining Tree or 30+ kms into Gowganda. This will be signed and opened after it is complete. Urs is packing it today and I'm on call while I sign the C North. The routes are NOT accurate on the interactive right now but hopefully they will get it changed. There is a lot of reroutes annually and I'm sure they are letting the dust settle. Look for both NEW L143 and C North to be open, @ least to Tata chika pika in the next week. Happy sledding, Derek.