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matt17 last won the day on November 19 2018

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  1. matt17

    Gowganda helicopter

    May also have had the COs on board. They do that once or twice a winter to check up on anglers ice fishing on the remote lakes up here. They surprise a lot of people who think (and are to an extent) in the middle of nowhere. Checked me once when I was in high school fishing in Lake Superior PP about 7km from highway by snowshoe. Asked for a ride out, they declined. :P Not sure if MNRF have COs with rotary wing licenses or if they just ride along. I know they do have at least a couple of COs who are pilots, talk about dream job (for me at least) get to spend most days outside and fly around in a Turbo Beaver on floats/wheel-skis.
  2. matt17

    Dubreuilville to Hearst

    As IQ just posted in the other thread the A trail West of Hearst was just put back to Green status. I got an email last night while I was out that the Voyageurs would be grooming west to where they meet with our trail today. From Facebook I also know that Dubreuilville is doing/did their half of the D108A trail today. We did our section north of town yesterday, and our groomer left around 3 this afternoon to go South to the Kaby river. By tomorrow morning the entire run from Dub to Hearst will be freshly groomed in the past 48 hours. Keep in mind this whole area received a lot of snow the past few days and it will take a few grooming to firm up. Some of the corners will wash out quickly because of this. I know we will look to regroom our section as soon as possible for this reason, can't speak for the other clubs but we all have similar standards.
  3. matt17

    Dubreuilville to Hearst

    There have been tracks going both North and South through town. South of Hornepayne was groomed last night (and was told Dubreuilville did their section Tuesday) so it will just be today's accumulation, 2" and counting so far.
  4. matt17

    Canyon and C to Timmins from SRF ...

    It certainly isn't secret any more. Word started to get out several years back and a concerted effort was made in town (Primarily by Russ and Gord Jones and the former Tourism director from the municipality) to publicize the availability of off trail riding in the Wawa area "Top Secret Boondocking". It has certainly been successful for the community, however while the easy areas get tracked out fast if you put a little work in you can still find lots of good areas to ride even weeks after a storm. Can you post a picture of the magazine? was it the one that comes automatically with the permits, I would be interested in tracking down the article. (Sorry for the thread drift, this is a long way from where we started)
  5. matt17

    Canyon and C to Timmins from SRF ...

    It is but the organizers have decided they are only catering to snow bikes this year, they can have them. Cool in principal but just don't have the pure power of a sled(maybe I am just jealous because I cannot afford another toy though). But a couple of guys I rode with in past years are heading up so I am planning on meeting them there. Assuming I have a sled back by then . . . . . :P Haven't seen that article but I have been riding that area(Badlands) since before I knew what boondocking even was. Started out there on an old 250 tundra when i first got my license at 12. Didn't even dream of riding what I can do there with the newer sleds now. But still managed to get stuck just as much (although I did appreciate the lightness of that old sled) and most importantly always had fun. First ever "mod" I did to a sled was hot gluing chicken wire into the hood openings of that old tundra to cut down on the snow coming into the engine and steaming me out.
  6. matt17

    Canyon and C to Timmins from SRF ...

    Heading to wawa that weekend for some riding. Maybe our paths will cross around there. Be spending a lot of time around wawa 6 .....
  7. matt17

    Canyon and C to Timmins from SRF ...

    Next time you are through try Wawa 6, new trail last year through the "fume kill" it is wide open so it can get drifted in easily but when freshly groomed it is a great trail. Goes through he main boon docking area and has some great views. Best part is it ends right at The Big Bear in Hawk.
  8. matt17

    Great Short Day on the Corridor

    I was wondering the same thing about those mats. Or are they being used as “drags” behind a skidded/dozer for winter road construction? Glad to see you got out. Too behind on work this weekend to ride, but it was nice to go for a longer walk with the dog and not freeze.
  9. matt17

    Trails in and around Timmins

    As well the cautionary (yellow) arrow should not be used for providing guidance after a stop, it is to be used where a rider going at 50km/h would have difficulty safely navigating the curve (with a slow ahead of it to provide warning). Providing directional guidance at an intersection like this should be done with a trail information sign with or without a black and white arrow as needed (or an arrow on the trail information sign).
  10. matt17

    Green vs red trails on OFSC website

    Depends on the area. We default to yellow when we open after our first groom. Generally the trail is mostly good-great but there are always some intermittent alders and other branches that occur on the trail from being cut. Hence it is yellow because you need to expect the unexpected more than you normally might. But I think yellow is more area dependant and has a wide range of conditions.
  11. matt17

    Weather Forcast

    Nice. Planning on getting the groomer heading north on Sunday.
  12. matt17

    Weather Forcast

    I remember the year shore lane snowed in. My wife was living at her parents cottage on shore lane in Wasaga and working in collingwood. She was snowbound for 4 days. I drove down to see her and had snow coming over the hood of my truck when I drove down the road. Got stuck trying to get in the driveway and it wasn’t because the plow had been by. Was probably 2011 as I had just purchased my truck.
  13. matt17

    Weather Forcast

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Calling for upwards of 30 cm in Hornepayne. May finally be able to get the groomer out and start opening trails. Although I am not looking forward to driving home through the aftermath Friday. Currently at the inlaws in Wasaga and my wife needs to be at work Saturday evening.
  14. matt17

    Kap Snow Rovers Facebook Page..

    Ya thought about that this weekend. Will have to wait until after Christmas now. Spent yesterday out chasing bullwinkle (unsuccessfully) then today recovering.
  15. matt17

    Kap Snow Rovers Facebook Page..

    Was just out and we have less than 6" of snow here in Hornepayne. We need at least another 8-10" before I can even think about bringing the groomer out. And even then that is really marginal and rough on both equipment and the operators.