The End of the Season and an Era

Well, we can officially say the 2012-2013 snowmobile season has ended…..although there is still some good back country riding but, remember, it is privately owned land so make sure you check locally before setting out. Most people take riding for granted……I say that the land is privately owned, but most people don’t digest that……they see […]

It Ain’t Over !

Well the Ides of March snuck in one more major snowstorm ironically on the first day of spring.   But we all know that no matter what Puxatauney Phil’s predictions are we always have six more weeks of winter so we might as well enjoy them! Over a foot of snow settled in across The County […]

Spring Riding a Blessing and A Curse!

Well as the old adage says…it ain’t over until the fat lady sings….and although she isn’t singing yet she sure has been humming loud!  At this juncture there is pocket riding for real sledders and locals.   The St John Valley has vestiges left especially in the Ft Kent, St. Francis, Allagash and Eagle Lake areas.   […]

Knowing Exactly Where You Are

Two weeks ago I had an opportunity to ride with ten folks from Pennsylvania.   There were avid sledders so I knew it would probably be a good day……When I went out for my morning walk (to loosen those old bones before a long ride !) the full moon was setting in the west……..in a clear […]

Can Am Weekend In The County

You don’t want to miss it…..one of the premier winter events in The County ….it’s the 21st Annual Can Am Crown International Sled Dog Race.   If you have never been, well think of this.  Main St is closed down and covered with snow…..you roll into downtown early in the morning and you smell freshly brewed […]

Best February Conditions Yet in The County

What a difference a week makes……two feet of new snow (depending on where you are standing) although some of it was driven by 30-50 mph winds making for some pretty impressive drifts, but all projects have been out and will be out Wednesday night and Thursday working snow and getting ready for what looks to […]

Balancing Tourism, Weather and a Slow Economy

There is no question the last week has been a tough one for small businesses in The County.   While I was at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism on the Maine Coast last Wednesday and Thursday,  The County was succumbing to the wrath of Mother Nature.   When the rain stopped and the skies cleared, the enormity […]

OMG…..Could Al Gore Be Right???

Sitting looking out the window on January 31st and I had to contemplate the  merits of Al Gore’s theories on global warming………because it is not suppose to be raining and be 50 degrees in Aroostook County on the last day of January.    Last weekend we were happy and out in the cold having a great […]