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  1. Covid rules snowmobiling?

    A previous post from PolarisCobra titled "Could be tough to get out this year" has a link to the VAST site that stated " travelers have several options for quarantine, they can quarantine in their own home outside of Vermont for fourteen days, or they can come to Vermont and quarantine for the same amount of time. " To expand on the quarantine requirement a bit, here's something from the Burlington Free Press: "This can be done at home if travelers have come to the state via a private vehicle. Otherwise, those who by plane, train, boat or bus must stay at a hotel or other lodging establishment." This is from healthvermont.gov Quarantining Before Coming IS an Option If you plan to travel to Vermont in a personal vehicle (including a rental vehicle or private plane), you may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative PCR test in your home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions. Continue to quarantine until you travel to Vermont. When you travel to Vermont, limit your stops. Only stop when necessary (for example, for fuel, food or rest).When you stop, follow the general prevention steps: wear a face mask, stay at least 6 feet away from people you don't live with, avoid crowded indoor spaces, and wash your hands often. Stay home and do not travel if you are sick. Vermont is pretty much like the rest of the northern New England states, but their rules apply to all states' travelers. Let's face it, none of the northern New England states want to kill their tourist industry.
  2. Could be tough to get out this season

    Sorry to hear that. It was often the right place at the right time when we rode at Baker River. A long time ago there was a thread here that talked about trailside restaurants and lodging. Something like like that could be useful now in dealing with COVID putting stress on service providers.
  3. Could be tough to get out this season

    I think I've found an alternative solution for you. I'm not disparaging Bruce's trailside cooking, but this might also provide a good experience, although at a slightly higher price point.. https://spark.adobe.com/page/vHmj3oK1Uxqyi/
  4. Could be tough to get out this season

    I agree that our governor has taken a prudent, middle-of-the-road path in his handling of the COVID pandemic, and believe he will continue to do so. His last emergency proclamation #74 requires people to wear face masks when in public areas, but doesn't provide for penalties if the proclamation is violated. BTW: This proclamation was issued well after the recent election. That said, the last election installed a Republican majority in the House, the Senate, and the Executive Council. It remains to be seen what their position on appropriate government actions on COVID will be. We'll have a clue when the leadership of the House and Senate is named. The legislature may terminate a state of emergency by concurrent resolution adopted by a majority vote of each chamber. The governor's power to renew a declaration of a state of emergency shall terminate upon the adoption of a concurrent resolution under this subparagraph; provided, however, that such resolution shall not preclude the governor from declaring a new emergency for different circumstances under paragraph I of this section. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 4:45. Across the states, this, or something like it, is a pretty common situation.
  5. Notes on an old map

    While looking at an old state map of the NH snowmobile trail system I saw some notes put together by the state regarding the trails. I thought some of those notes might be interesting to the current generations of riders in the Colebrook-Errol area. I then copied an old Umbagog Sports Association trail map that you could relate to the trails in the notes
  6. Could be tough to get out this season

    Note this line: "they can quarantine in their own home outside of Vermont for fourteen days, or they can come to Vermont and quarantine for the same amount of time. Another option is that they can quarantine for seven days and after seven days get a COVID test and carry the results with them." That's the problem the states have with enforcing these restrictions; how do they enforce the quarantine if it's done in another state? The state is relying on you to self-report you didn't quarantine. NH had a similar rule for travelers from outside New England, and it was widely ignored. I can't see Vermont, or any other state, putting much effort into enforcement of this type of rule.
  7. ossipee to gorham through evans notch trail 19

    A group of us left the north side of Broad Bay and travelled to C19, then on to Evens Notch. We spent about a half hour looking at the notch then headed back. On the return trip we saved some time by crossing Silver Lake. The trip killed most of a day and we didn't tarry much. No lunch break.
  8. In the old state map C17 appears to originate to the east of Route 125 in Epping, goes west over Route 125, then northwest to the northeast corner of the park. There wasn't a connection to Trail 6 at that time. I dated the old map[ to the 1980's because John Sununu was governor 1983-1989, and he's mentioned on the map. By any chance has anybody made a bet on where old trail C17 started?
  9. These old state maps were a set that included counties and a full sate map. I have county maps for only Merrimack, Hillsborough, and Coos counties, plus the state map. The state map has only corridor trails and state trails. The county maps include club trails. In short, I don't have a map that includes clubs trails for Rockingham County. Do you want a copy of the state map that shows C17 entering and exiting the park?
  10. This is from a state map back in the 1980's. The Snow Slickers now groom the trails there.
  11. It appears that the photo was edited. Below is the original photo from the Wisconsin DOT tweet. The license number is blurred out as is the political decal. Still, the sled on the roof part was the same.
  12. Unfavorable riding conditions

    How many of us have taken our sled out around the lawn or field on a Fall day? Awful early for sled accidents. LOUDON Union Leader 10/14/2020 Snowmobiler crashes into tree An 18-year-old Loudon man who took a snowmobile out for a spin on Tuesday afternoon was injured when he crashed into a tree, Fish and Game officials said.“The primary cause of the accident appears to be operator inexperience, speed, and unfavorable riding conditions,” Fish and Game officers said in a news release of Reid M. Campbell. Campbell suffered serious injuries in the 3:30 p.m. crash on private land in Loudon and was taken by ambulance to Concord Hospital. He was not wearing a helmet, Fish and Game officials said. “Fish and Game conservation officers would like to remind all riders that operating snowmobiles without adequate snow cover is dangerous and not recommended,” the news release states. The Loudon Police Department and Loudon Fire Department assisted conservation officers at the scene.
  13. NH F&G

    "this year" here in this story refers to the NH fiscal year which starts on July 1. Our first quarter ended September 30. There's been magic happening with the revenue numbers, and there are still restricted Federal COVID funds available. "The Fish and Game Fund continues to show a surplus in revenues, producing $2.8 million for September and $5.5 million for the year to date, which is $2.8 million more than anticipated." http://indepthnh.org/2020/10/06/state-revenues-rebound-despite-the-pandemic/
  14. Sept/Oct Sno-Traveler

    I received the Sept/Oct edition of the Sno-Traveler, just one copy, after joining clubs last week. After reading it, here’s a few things I’m passing on to those who haven’t gotten a copy yet. We got a new group of NHSA officers back in June that were appointed by NHSA Directors. Our current president is Chris Runnals. I believe he’s from the Ossipee area. He was vice-president last year. The annual meeting is scheduled for November 10, 2020, and will be a virtual meeting. At that time the clubs delegates will vote on proposed changes to NHSA bylaws and reaffirm NHSA officers. You can view the proposed bylaws at https://nhsa.com/proposed-nhsa-bylaw-amendments-2020/ You can download a PDF of the old bylaws and the proposed bylaws with the changes and an explanation highlighted. Very nice, even if the print is small. New state trail map will be available October 9’th. The online version is free and found on the NHSA site. https://nhsa.evtrails.com/# There's a charge for the mobile version. The Ride-In will be a virtual event. No details yet. GIA reimbursement rate is 70%, but may increase to 80% for this winter only. Super Raffle tickets are available at $20 per ticket. Couple of new sleds and a couple sled trailers. Proceeds go to the clubs. https://nhsa.com/2021-nhsa-mega-super-raffle/
  15. NHSA membership portal

    The multiple email notifications problem seems to be resolved.