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Everything posted by Skip

  1. Freedom to Evens Notch

    Polly’s Crossing would add about 20+ miles each way from the route you took.....I believe you must have parked down at Ossipee Lake Marina from your description
  2. Freedom to Evens Notch

    That is an extremely rewarding ride with majestic views at the top. Been a couple of years for me but would take 19 north from West Ossipee from either my camp or the Canoe King lot. Now that I’m back up here winter camping again, pretty sure I’ll pick up a sled in the off season and be making that run again next season!
  3. You do know that there are folks on here that aren't going to realize you are being sarcastic. Oops....guess I was tool late!
  4. Great time at the Scrub Oak Scramblers winter carnival yesterday at the old air strip in Freedom. These are a few photos from the drone portfolio I took.....
  5. Again, that's for the investigating officers to deduce and the court system to decide, if so challenged.
  6. They can. But it doesn’t matter as responding officers evaluate each response on an individual basis and use their discretion to level punishment, if any at all.
  7. Actually they were on an unplowed road a 1/2 mile from the authorized corridor trail system. The conservation officer speculated that the road may have been a groomed trail in the past. According to the article it is believed they erroneously followed their GPS to get where they shouldn't have been.
  8. The boys in Green....the AAA of the backwoods!
  9. User help

    Isn't John Rowe (ADMIN) a tool?
  10. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    That's it. That's my new excuse for my temporary hiatus. Can't go 80 on the trails. Of course there's hundreds of bodies of water where I can stretch it out legally, and safely, if I need to scratch that itch. But no 80 on the trails? Damn, I'm going to Maine! LOL.......
  11. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    ^^^^^^WELL SAID RENEGADE08^^^^^^
  12. Does the early and heavy snow cover in Canada convey to a snowy season for us in the northeast??? Early Snow Cover in Canada
  13. NHSA Sno Traveler promoting ME sledding

    Well said 'Vipe....couldn't agree more!
  14. Fish & Game announces the end of Reciprocal Weekend with Maine & Vermont. Reciprocal Weekend Ends
  15. Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    Thanks Dennis...and thanks for taking my phone call the other day with the myriad of questions I had. Enjoyed the chat!
  16. Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    Well said. But what’s interesting is what I’m reading on social media, especially from folks up north. There seems to be a fairly significant group that would like to see it go away. Most reasons I see is that it attracts to many people to a very small area up north resulting in trashed trails. It will be interesting to see how it plays out, however it seems like a no brainer that it has a detrimental effect on businesses that banked on the extra traffic....feel real bad for them given the narrow winter window of opportunity they work with. Armand, what are you hearing up there?
  17. OHRV/Snowmobile Event Permits

    Given all that F&G is tasked with these days, with limited funding and personnel, I appreciate all that you do for us Dennis. J's point was well taken, and I am glad to see you explain what you face on a daily basis in your office. I also know Nigel very well. He is a great guy as well, and I understand his frustration with the ever increasing complications that clubs face across the State as they simply struggle to just survive. Its just sad that we are once again rolling in to a mostly snowless winter across the region south of the notches. Maybe, just maybe, the new makeup of the legislature will result in some positive changes for funding (and personnel) for your agency! Happy New Year.....
  18. Helmet Communicators

    Didn't use it on a modular helmet but Collet makes a specialized mic for those, and seem to have good reviews. And yes, I was always impressed with the range and battery life (believe me, my wife talked endlessly on the damn thing). I had a bunch of buddies that used 49Mhz transmitters. I always carried a small 49Mhz handheld in case something happened. One time riding up in Stewartston a few years back I got separated from the pack. Whipped out the handheld and got ahold of one of the guys to get back to camp. 49Mhz was always on par with the 900Mhz for range....sometimes up to 1/4 mile or more depending on terrain!
  19. Helmet Communicators

    I always had good luck with the Collett Communicators, even after they shut down briefly. Great range and battery life and the groomer alert beacon worked well for me. The one time I had an issue I actually got the owner on the phone when I called for a warranty replacement cord.
  20. Attn Attn Attn

    I heard a rumor that to reduce costs for the website, John tried converting to LED bulbs. Apparently they don't break as easy.........
  21. At our recent monthly OVSC meeting our club president broached the subject of a possible substantial increase in sled registrations fees along with major changes to the winter and summer grant programs. While it was stressed that the ideas in a recent report released to the NHSA are not carved in stone, there seems to be a belief (by some) in Tilton that major changes are needed to the structure of the sport in order for it to survive with the ever decreasing number of folks registering in our State. The numbers thrown about for sled registration were somewhere well north of $100 per sled, even after the club discount. I haven't seen the report to offer a constructive opinion of it. However, I do know that if faced with a sled registration of well over $100, I would probably abandon NH all together and sled in Maine. Living near the Maine border both at home and at camp, it is a luxury I can afford. Have any of you here seen/read the report? Can you offer more details, especially in regards to actual suggested (new) sled registration amounts? And what about the suggested changes to grant in aid, especially in regards to the purchasing and maintenance of grooming equipment? I think this is a topic worthy of discussion, given the short and long term ramifications it will have on the clubs and riders across the State.....
  22. Snowy winter on tap?

    Snowy day this morning on Ossipee Lake and over at the Canoe King (OVSC HQ) in Tamworth...
  23. 2000 Trail Roamer

    That's cool!
  24. NHSA having legal issues again.

    Any more info on this Jeff?
  25. Well said Jeff. Unfortunately the big government solution is always to throw more money at the problem, rather than solve the problem. I would better understand a rate increase if I was convinced that all other options on the table had been exhausted, and a comprehensive impartial study had been undertaken. But a select group of people meeting in a back room with little to no public/membership input does not constitute, in my opinion, an all options discussion. And the tired (and completely irrelevant) argument that people pay more to ski does not seem to me the comprehensive study that needs to be taken. In the end they'll have their way. Rates will go up substantially. Less riders (particularly families with multiple older sleds, the back bone of clubs such as the OVSC) will register and the membership death spiral will grow exponentially.......