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  2. Nipmuck Water Skips Sunday September 18 , 2022.. Starts 11 ish...... Bring a chair + watch from the shore. If your brave bring your sled + try the pond.....
  3. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Sorry ICG, but you've been found in violation of Goodwin's Law. Godwin’s Law of Nazi analogies: "whoever made the comparison loses whatever debate is in progress." Until the State of NH buys, leases, or negotiates a ROW, for all the private property included in our 7,000 miles of trails, those private property owners have the ability to control who enters their property. for any reason or no reason. My concern is not the meaning of the Second Amendment, which has changed considerably over the years, but the possible closure of trails because of landowner concerns over loaded handguns on their private property. Trail reroutes and closures are becoming more common in my area, we don't need another reason for landowners to close a trail. BTW: Does anybody know what the NHSA position was on this bill?
  4. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Actually... It doesn't And State Constitution and Law forbids it.
  5. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    To the contrary, I believe in due process! And the United States Constitution. And the Constitution allows public taking of property through Eminent Domain for public and business use... WITH Due Process for review and consideration for property. With John's view anyone can deny individuals constitutional rights and due process. Sounds a little like National Socialism in Germany - 1936.
  6. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Why you don't believe in property rights? And you wonder why we shut down the trails on our land?
  7. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    It should pass to parallel the States existing statutes and the Second Amendment. After the Pandemic and all the social strife, this is trivial. Yet, the left may take notice . . . .
  8. HB334 filed 4/10/2021

    Nashua Telegraph CONCORD – House Democrats criticized Gov. Chris Sununu for signing “without usual fanfare” on Friday HB 1636, a bill that allows carrying loaded pistols and revolvers on OHRVs and snowmobiles in New Hampshire. In a statement Monday, Sununu said “New Hampshire’s laws are well-crafted and fit our culture of responsible gun ownership and individual freedom. HB1636 is the former HB334 without the firearms background checks portion. Now we get to see what impact, if any, this has on trail closures.
  9. Cold Much?

    . Strange weather here on the shoreline . .. Wide swings in temperature, wind, rain... But at $ 6.49 a gallon for fuel oil, I'm not so sure how it will impact.the snowmobile community. Fuel costs have doubled since the start of the year . . . Groomers, sledders, volunteers are all going to feel the shake down. . . Sadly, if we got a Blizzard there would be little enthusiasm and people cringing about the extra costs. Snowcheck 2023 peeved me when I couldn't get a preseason sled in the first days.. . . . Somehow, I do believe there will be units canceled
  10. Did YOU go to Bike Week. . .. ? Got any good images to share?.
  11. Cold Much?

    Last couple of nights in Pittsburg have been in the 30's. Great for not much of anything when you add consistent rain to the mix. Kind of makes you think of winter and Snowmobiling. What are your thoughts? pathfinder
  12. Crawford Notch fire

    You're right, I did get those two confused.
  13. Crawford Notch fire

    Do the Balsams have anything to get damaged ? All these years and it seems like nothing.
  14. Crawford Notch fire

    The Crawford Notch fire seems to be controlled. The rain from the recent storm helped. The Balsams is located in Dixville Notch, northeast of Errol on Route 26. Crawford Notch is south of there in Hart's Location (near Lincoln) on Route 302. It's tough to keep the NH notches straight, there are close to 40 of them.
  15. Congratulations! Great to see something worthwhile this time of year! pathfinder
  16. Crawford Notch fire

    I saw some news about a wildfire in Crawford Notch. Have not found much detail about it. Does anyone know if the Balsams property is at risk, or if there is damage to any of the trails there?
  17. Congratulations and well deserved!!!
  18. Thank you Steve. As you know, there is a team effort behind snowmobile clubs. I thank you for your help..
  19. Congratulations Nigel, very well deserved. Thank you for all you do!
  20. Another season behind us

    May 1st... which requires this year's registration; and after official closure. And we wonder why the trails are getting shutdown.
  21. Where will snowmobiling be in 50 years?

    Not quite. The State acquires both purchased land and ROW... they also lease. Requiring it as open space for a subdivision would be an illegal taking... the municipality would need to pay for the ROW as if it was an eminent domain acquisition. You can require open space... compact development... but not public access. My estimate was based on the cost of Jericho - in northern NH when land prices were much less - but I would be willing to suggest that it is on the ''light'' side of actual cost. The option to ''gift'' land to the municipality with the requirements that it be public accessible - including motorized - as always existed. The landowners closing property aren't using that option. The NHSA changed its non-profit a long time ago to be able to accept those ''gifts'' rather than rely on local municipalities... to my knowledge... it hasn't led to any miles.
  22. Where will snowmobiling be in 50 years?

    A ROW Right a Way. or Easement isn't buying the property outright . . . You are permanently buying passage over said parcel Access could be negotiated with land owners, and said space could be part of the required open space for a subdivision . . . It could be a win / win for all parties involved, with the land owner taking a tax break, while still using the area as part of the subdivision.
  23. Where will snowmobiling be in 50 years?

    Forgot about that scene! Never seen so many people that were able to ride a Phazer at speed while shooting machine guns. Most amazing is that so one was able to connect with a shot. Let's hope any bill involving snowmobiles and guns doesn't result in anything like that. pathfinder
  24. Where will snowmobiling be in 50 years?

    Here's something that was done well before virtual reality and the metaverse. Perhaps the legislators who are sponsoring a bill to allow firearms while riding a sled have seen Die Hard II.
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