We’re all getting excited as the leaves change colour and the dogberry’s fill the trees. I’m sure everyone is doing the same things, raking leafs, packing wood, arguing wive’s tales and tieing up loose ends around the house before Jack Frost makes himself at home! A lot of die hards have started wrenching on their sleds and browsing the internet for new gear. We all try to make sure we’re ready for when the snow hits, and that can’t be more true for anyone than the volunteers at your local snowmobile club! These people have the same “to-do” list as the rest of us, but on top of it all, they’re out re-decking bridges, clearing brush, organizing major repairs, raising money, the list goes on.
Check out what the folks at WESTERN SNO RIDERS done to the Kennedy lake bridge. The JUNCTION TRAIL BLAZERS also just punched some hard sweat equity preparing seasoned firewood for the warm up shacks. These are just the clubs that I frequent, there is work going on across the whole province weekly. These people are the true backbone of what’s growing our industry, and if you’re not involved, you should be! Don’t sit at your computer and criticize, get out and help! You’d be shocked to see how a little bit of your time can make a huge difference to the system. Even as much as picking up that sign so it doesn’t get buried in the snow. We all need to put more effort into volunteering our time to the trail systems, it’s what we need to get this quality product we have in tip top shape and attract snow-gowers to our communities! It’s not just the purchase of your trail pass that gets it done, so let’s all do more! Earn your turns! If you’re interested in getting outdoors and helping with the trails, or find out what needs to be done, please contact the NLSF or your local club.