Trails are Open (Snowmobile only!)
The region received a good amount of snow, especially in the elevations. The higher you go the more snow there is, typical elevation storm.
We will have a limited opening. Trails are open but please exercise caution as early season riding conditions are in effect. You may encounter fallen trees and limbs, water holes, closed gates and fences, and other hazards. Most gates are open but you may find a few that aren’t open yet. If you stick to the main trails then you should be ok but it is likely there are trees and branches down from the high winds from the storm. It will take our volunteers a day or two to get around to everything as we need to dig out and have real jobs too.
Please be advised of the following trail closures:
The D trail remains closed from the Red Schoolhouse to the northern C-D intersection in Pleasant Mount.
There is a closure on the C trail near Andrews Trucking. A bridge inspection deemed it unsafe and required a last minute replacement. The bridge crew made every effort to get this done before the storm. It is anticipated that they will finish tomorrow or Sunday, we will post an update as soon as it is reopened.
The X trail is closed from the A trail to the Speakeasy due to the concrete blocks placed at Creek Rd. by Herrick Twp. blocking the X trail entrance/ exit. We are working to resolve this matter but this will serve notice that this section of trail is closed and the clubs insurance and the provisions of the PA Recreational Use of Land and Water Act will not apply to this section of trail as this is a hazardous condition that was willfully created for snowmobilers. We will post updates if and when the hazard is removed or properly delineated.
Members may still access the Speakeasy and Arlo’s from the B side and the A side at the western side of Huck’s Pass.
Exercise caution on cross country trails as there was a lot of standing water. It may take some time for things to slush up and freeze solid. Forecasted temperatures are favorable.
Pay attention to the new trail alignments in the Waymart area along the C trail and the Y trail to the gas station. Please follow the new signage.
Only one club snowcam is operational at this time at the Forest City location.
The forest city parking lots may not get plowed for a few days. Check with the Speakeasy and Arlo’s to see when they may be plowed out. Same goes for any parking area at a local business.
Trail passes are available online or at the point of sale locations listed on our website.
We will post updates in this thread and on our website as time allows.
If you do get out and see something that we need to address then please message us. Also we do have some that ask a ton of questions, most answers can be found on our website with minimal effort. We ask for everyone’s patience and understanding as it is a handful of volunteers that makes this all happen. Just be happy that we have snow on opening day and enjoy what life has to offer on a snowmobile.