Trails are open but not groomed.
Gates are open on Corridor 5 Rail Bed and in the WMNF. Rail Beds, Red Brook Rd and Jefferson Notch Rd are in good shape, woodland trails are scratchey with some bare ground and wet spots. Be VERY Careful on Corridor 11 at the intersection of Jefferson Notch Rd and Mt Mitten Trail’s, some idiot built a ramp over the CLOSED gate that has turned to ice and should not be taken at more than a couple of miles per hour. Someone once said there is a fool born every minute, well this fool takes the cake for being STUPID.
We have spent countless hours during October and now into November clearing trails (lots of trees blown down – as is typical). Thanks especially to Jack Sullivan, Gerry Mello, Ken Jacquart and Gerald for volunteering hours! We built a new bridge on Agnew too.
Lots of costly maintenance and repairs this season to the Pisten Bully 100 Groomer! Also added a new backup camera for easier connecting with the drag.
Working on getting set up with a small drag in order to do Tower Trail (Cherry Mountain) without having a heart-attack with the big drag going up there 😉
SNOW IS COMING!
Although trails will not open until DEC-15 (snow depths permitting) I have a feeling we’re going to get there. It has been cold (early) and there’s snow on the mountains (and some on the ground here in Jefferson) as I type this and look out the window…
REGISTER YOUR SLED
Join Through NHSA online.
NHSA’S website is back online, nhsamembership.com, allowing sledders to join clubs using their app. You now have the option of joining as an individual or as a family at different rates, individual $25.00, Family $30.00.
Join through the club directly.
Do it right here in three easy steps!
1. Download our Jefferson Hi-Landers Membership Form.
2. Complete printed form, and mail with your check to PO BOX 273 Jefferson NH 03583
3. We will send you your NHSA membership “VOUCHER” which will allow you to register your machine at any NH OHRV authorized facility.
Note: The cost will be the same as in the past, $25.00 as an individual or $30.00 as a family.
Jefferson Hi-Landers CLUB OFFICERS
- President: Ken Jacquart
- Vice President: Lauren Jacquart
- Treasurer: Opal Bronson
- Secretary: Rose Sullivan
- Trail Master: Jerry Mello
- Trail Administrator: Jack Sullivan
Jefferson Hi-Landers Club Meetings
Club meetings are usually held at 7PM on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
68 Kilkenny View Road, Jefferson, NH
(only house at the end of the road)
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
If there are any changes they will be posted to the “Club Calendar”
The law states that a Groomer has the right of way. Common sense says DO NOT PASS A MOVING GROOMER!!!
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR PASSING A GROOMER approved by NHSA map and trails committee
- FOR ONCOMING SLEDS: The sled should pull off the trail and allow the groomer to pass by.
- OVERTAKING A GROOMER: The groomer operator should find a safe place to pull over and stop. The rider can then check to see if they can safely pass the groomer.
NOTE: The groomer operator will not signal a sled to pass.
Reason: Each rider must take responsibility for passing the Groomer.
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES GOVERNING PASSING A TRAIL GROOMER.
215-c:8 operation of snowmobiles.
section IIIb, Item 3: 10 miles per hour at trail junctions on parking lots, or when passing Trail grooming equipment.