CLUB UPDATE by Bob Smith – TTF Board Member
Hi Snowmobile Friends
It just keeps getting better and better at Tollgate! We’ve had fresh powder recently and more snow is on the way! March predictions as being one of the best months for snowmobiling seems to be holding true. A couple of us went out Friday and had a great time sledding around the Chapman Bone Springs Warming Shelter and Tiger Canyon area. Boondocking is great and with more snow it’s even better! Be careful of tree wells…. but with 8 plus feet of snow the hazards are mostly covered. Jess and Company have the upper trails all groomed out to Bone Spings via Jubilee Lake Rd, Elk Trail and Skyline Road. Prior to the big Saturday snow dump the trails were in great condition. Thank You Groomers!!!!
AVENZA MAPS APP (Free in app store and google play)
If you haven’t done it yet, download the Avenza App from the app store (google play for android users). Once you download it you can download the Tollgate Trailfinders Map. This app even works without cell service using gps. We tested in out in an area that received no cell service and it pinpointed our exact location. We were shown the nearest road and our gps coordinates (latitude and longitude). Everyone should have this app on theirphoIt’sfreeit’s accurate and works without cell service.
Looking into next week the weather appears to have multiple days with a chance of snow. This should help keep our snow pack intact. Get out and enjoy the snow while you have the chance. Now that spring snow conditions are coming simply sleep in a little later and let the sun soften the snow up.
Remember that April 1st is the official end of grooming for the snowmobile trails. Undoubtedly the 4x4s and side by sides will hit the trails for their chance for some snow wheeling. Our trails will become multi use at this point. Even though us hardcore snowmobilers may not agree with letting the 4x4s on our trails, please be respectful to them. The way things look, we should have several more weeks of snowmobiling at Tollgate to enjoy!
Keep an eye out for upcoming events and work parties. We will be removing ropes and poles from Mud Flats once the snow melts (normally May). We will also be restocking the firewood at Chapman Bone Springs Shelter (Normally July). We also have a plan to perform trail brush removal and trail marking. We need all the help we can get. We will have updates on our website www.tollgatetrailfinders.org as well as on our Facebook page Tollgate Trailfinders. Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook so you get the latest updates.
Have fun, be safe and enjoy spring snowmobiling.
Tollgate Trail Finders