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South Eastern New Brunswick Snowmobilers Association Inc.

SENBSA Club 20

PO Box 7113

Riverview NB  E1B 4T8

senbsa@senbsa.com

1319 Caledonia Mountain Road, Caledonia Mountain NB  E4H 1A9
Trail Conditions / Events Hotline  (506) 855-3444
Clubhouse  (506) 734-3455

 

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 Caledonia Mountain / Fundy Highlands / Moncton North

I set up a public page on Facebook where people can post trail conditions in our area. https://www.facebook.com/FundyHighlandTrails/  I’m hoping this will give us a more up to date set of trail conditions.Thanks, Paul Martin

Friday, April 7, 2017 2:30pm

Due to the warm weather the Clubhouse will be closed for the rest of the season.

A big thanks to Lisa and her staff for the fantastic food and hospitality.

Everybody please try and attend the Hill Climb tomorrow at Poley Mountain.  This is a major fundraiser for our Club which really helps out with grooming etc.

This will probably be the last post this year.  Hope everybody has had a great season.

Please remember we will be putting a big drive on this fall for signing.  This will require a lot of work in many areas as we have a big area to cover.

We will be looking for a lot of volunteers to help out with this -- so please lend a hand if you can.

From all the executive of SENBSA Club 20 please have a great summer, and we will see you in the fall.

Thanks,K.W.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:30am

Two groomers arrived back at the Clubhouse at 5:30am this morning from doing the top side of the mountain.

Looks like were getting close to the end with warmer temps coming later in the week.

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:30pm

I am hearing there was a fair bit of traffic on the trails yesterday.

At the moment we are trying to get a groomer on the trails tonight with one going in the morning also.

 

Just a reminder there is a general meeting Monday, April 3 at the Hunters Room of the old Kinsmen Centre.

At this meeting the election of officers for the upcoming year will take place.

Anybody with any concerns or issues please come to the meeting.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:00pm

Looks like the weather is going to hold for us another week with another 5 cms tonight.  Two groomers out today.  One on the mountain and one towards Hillsborough/Albert.

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:30am

After being on the trails all day yesterday it is hard to believe it is March 25th.

Three groomers were out all day yesterday and one left last night and is still going.  Washouts are very minimal and trails are rated as excellent.

Don't forget about our midnight poker run beginning at 5:00pm and entertainment at the Clubhouse tonight.  Please be extra careful as it is going to be a very busy day and evening.

Please note, SENBSA executive has voted in favour of a no smoking policy in all shelters.  It would be appreciated if everybody would obey this new rule.

Also it has been brought to our attention that people are helping themselves to the bags of recyclables in our shelters.  We would appreciate people leaving them for us to pick up as this money is used to buy wood for the shelters.

Please sled safe and enjoy the fabulous trails we have.

Thanks,K.W.

PS:  I saw an old veteran operator on the trails yesterday, Freddie Fields in a groomer.  I stopped and had chat with him, and he commented it was the first time he had pulled a drag in 23 years and it was just like driving a bicycle.

After a few minutes of chatting myself, Bob Steeves, and Trueman Copp helped old Freddie up into the groomer and off he went -- doing a fantastic job.  Hats off to Freddie.

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00am

Two groomers will be leaving the Clubhouse today doing all of the mountain area and Hillsborough/Albert area.

Friday two groomers will be back out going over the trails again.

We have an operator lined up to run all night Friday into Saturday morning to make sure the trails are in top condition for Saturday.

Our annual midnight poker run is on for Saturday.  We will be selling hands from 5-11 with entertainment starting at the Clubhouse at 7:00pm.

Please come out and enjoy this fun evening.

Just a reminder to everybody about parking -- please do not block our drags in.

Please sled safe and enjoy the snow while it lasts.

 

Friday, March 17, 2017 2:30pm

 One groomer left the Clubhouse today doing the Mountain area.  Two more are going out tonight.

Talked to people leaving Riverview and they said it was passable but not enough snow to groom.

We checked on the Moncton trails and also felt there was not enough snow to groom especially in farmers fields.  We want to respect the land owners and felt we would really make a mess in these fields.

Sled safe and have a good weekend.

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00am

Two groomers left the clubhouse around 10:00 last night to do the Mountain area and are still on the move.  Another groomer is leaving this morning to do Hillsborough area.

We have our annual midnight poker run scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017.

 

Friday, March 10, 2017 6:30 am

Three groomers will be leaving this morning.  One going to Hillsborough/Albert area and the other two doing from Hardscrabble to Alma.

Sweet Mountain will be closed until we get more snow.

We are not sure about washouts so please be careful out there.

 

Monday March 6, 2017 6:00pm

One groomer out today and he has report trails are awesome and is seeing lots of sleds on the trails

 

Friday, March 3, 2017 8:30am

Two groomers leaving the Clubhouse this morning -- One going towards Hillsborough and one doing the mountain area.

After supper tonight there will be a third groomer out.

Please use caution on the trails as we have no feedback yet on any washouts.

All groomers will be out throughout the weekend on the trails.

Clubhouse will be open regular hours.

 

Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00pm

Two groomers leaving the Clubhouse tonight.  One going to Alma and mountain area and the second is going towards Hillsborough.

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00am

It's hard to believe from what we had a week ago and now.  All groomers will be parked until the temperature changes.

Looks like the Hardscrabble gully is not passable due to water running and mud.

Don't forget about the steak run in Goshen today.  If you can't get there by sled take your vehicle to help support their club.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:00pm

Two groomers left the Clubhouse this afternoon around 3:00pm one groomer going to do the 885 to Riverview, and the second going to Moncton

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:30am

Looks like the weather is not going to co-operate again.  It seems like we have had a warm spell once a week this year.

GROOMING OPERATIONS

-one groomer left Riverview last night and went to Pointe Park and then back to the Clubhouse.

-two will be leaving this morning with one doing the Hillsborough loop and the second doing the mountain and then going into the Hayward trail.

-later today one will be leaving going to open up Sweet Mountain trail.

-Once the operator that left Riverview yesterday gets some sleep today he will leave the Clubhouse and head back to Moncton.

Please watch for plowed roads near Hardscrabble, 100MPH stretch, and the Osprey Road area.

 

Monday, February 20, 2017 9am

Well it was quite a weekend with groomers stuck, trying to groom 50 cms of snow etc.

There will be a groomer leaving the Clubhouse going to Moncton to do all the trails in that area over the next couple of days.

Another groomer will be leaving Clubhouse going to Trail 15 and then to Riverview and back to the Clubhouse.

The other 2 groomers need some repair and should be ready to go tomorrow morning.

Anybody who has issues with grooming operations please contact myself Kevin Williams or Wayne Carter and please do not contact our grooming co-ordinators.

Our phone numbers are on the website under the Board of Directors.

Thank-you and enjoy the snow.

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:30am

Yesterday we had a groomer slip off the side of a hill on Trail 34 on Tom Downey Hill.  At the present time we are in towing it out and going to continue breaking out trails with 3 groomers in the mountain area today.

Trail 34 from the Clubhouse to Trail 15 is broke open.  Trail 15 to where Goshen meets us is done.

Moncton trails are done and this groomer came back to Riverview last night.  He is leaving Riverview this morning and going to Pointe Park and then back to the Clubhouse to pick up a drag and then back to Moncton.  It will probably be tomorrow before we get to Moncton with the drag.

Once we get the mountain opened up we will proceed to hook on to drags and run all night to do Hillsborough , Caledonia Mountain, Trail 34 and Trail 15.

Again please be patient in the Hardscrabble ,Leaman Brook area as it will take us some time to blade and groom the bank on the side of the plowed road.

I see a group of mountain sleds leaving Alma this morning.I am going to ask them to run as many trails as they can to help our situation .

 

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00pm

Groomers are still out at this time breaking trails open.  The 34 trail near Hardscrabble ,Leaman Brook area is being plowed again .  They have agreed to work with us to leave a section on the side we can groom.  Please do not make any gestures to plow operators and keep your comments on social media to yourself as this will not help our situation .  The club is going to do everything we can to make this work, and it is easier to work with them than work against them.

I have heard reports of drifts being as high as the top of the groomer so be patient as we are doing the best we can.

 

Friday, February 17, 6:00am

Well all you guys with Mountain sleds I hope you're happy now. Get out there and bust open our trails.

All 4 groomers are leaving today to bust open trails again.

One going to Hillsborough, one to Alma, one to Trail 15 and then Riverview, and the one in Moncton will be on the move in that area.

Please don’t expect miracles as it is going to take us some time to get through all this snow.

 

Wedenesday, February 15, 4:30pm

We are out with 3 groomers opening up trails. Had a problem with #2 but it should be ready for tomorrow.

One groomer left Clubhouse and went to Riverview yesterday. The same groomer left Riverview this morning and is in Moncton now doing all trails over there. That groomer is going to stay in Moncton and continue doing trails after the next storm.

The other 2 groomers have been working on opening up the Mountain area.

Please be patient as we have a lot of snow to deal with and more on the way.

 

Sunday February 12, 2017, 8:30am

Two groomers out last night .

One went to Riverview and one was out doing the Mountain area.

Looks like another storm coming, as soon as the snow stops we will be back out in full force getting the trails opened up.

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:00am

I arrived at the camp in Alma around 5 yesterday to the sound of a groomer going up over the hill.This one had left Clubhouse to Alma and back late last night.

A second groomer left Clubhouse to do Trail 15 and then to Riverview and back to Clubhouse.

A third groomer left Clubhouse heading to Moncton to do all trails over there. We heard from him around 9:30 and he was about an hour away from meeting the turn around point where St Antoine meets. There are two operators in this machine so they were going to run all night to get this area done.

A fourth groomer left Clubhouse around 9:30pm last night and went to the Shale Pit in Hillsborough then back to Dons Diner area and Trail 869.

This operator did not go to Albert as he did not know the area.

The operator that did to Alma and back is starting at 8:00am this morning going back to Hillsborough and the to Albert Mines and Albert area.

Please drive with caution in this area today.

Tentative plan is for 2 more groomers going out tonight after operators get some rest.

Please be patient as we received 25-30 cm of snow and we are doing the best we can to get trails opened up.

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:00pm

Finally it looks like we're going to get a good blast of snow.

All groomers will be leaving in the morning.  One going to Alma; one going to Moncton; one going to Trail 15 and then to Riverview; and one going to Hillsboruogh.

There will be a poker run with registration at the Clubhouse on Saturday, please come up and get a hand.

The Goshen Club will be having their annual steak run on February 25th.

Please drive safe and have a good weekend

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7:00am

I left the camp in Alma at supper time yesterday and went to the Clubhouse.  The trails on the mountain were unbelievable.  With the amount of snow we have our grooming crew has done a great job.

A crew had just got back from cutting the 862 and said it was unbelievable, a wall of trees.  Our grooming crew and volunteers have done a remarkable job at getting our trails opened up.

Robbie and Tyler just got back to the Clubhouse with 2 groomers at 7:30.  They were refuelling, having a bite to eat and heading back out.  They were going to Hardscrabble and Don's Diner area.

Don't forget about Yamaha day today from 10-4.

I got a feeling it's going to be a very busy day on the mountain today.  Lets stay on the right side of the trail and be safe out there.

Have a fun day.

 

Friday, February 3,2017, 10:00 am

After a lot of bush cutting, the trails on the mountain are passable.

There are two groomers out on the mountain today.  A third groomer is going to Hillsborough and then going towards Albert to continue cutting bush in that area.

Please drive with caution.

The Clubhouse will be open today, Saturday and Sunday.

Don't forget about the Yamaha test drive tomorrow at Club 20.

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2017, 8:00am

After a lot of hard work and dedication from a team working on the mountain the trails are starting to take shape.  A big thanks to all the volunteers that have helped out.  A lot of our trails were blocked and not passable due to the recent ice storm.

The following trails have been opened up:

-34 to Hardscrabble and Teahans Corner

-871 to Alma

-881

-869 Morrissey

-Stewart Mountain

Today and tomorrow the crew is working in the Hillsborough / Albert area, Hayward and Sweet Mountain.

Reports are the trails are in pretty good condition.

The plan right now is to start grooming Friday morning.

 

Monday, January 23, 2017 5:00pm

 

Three groomers out now.

Two in New Ireland area heading to Alma and the third going to Hillsborough ,Albert and then to Parkindale.=

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017  9:30 am

Robbie and Tyler were in groomer #2 in Alma at 7:30 this morning after running all night.  Their  report was definitely hard-pack going with more water holes than previously this year, but definitely passable.  As per Federation requirements, all water holes are going to be marked with an orange cone as we groom.  When you see a cone please approach with caution .

Conditions would be rated as spring-like, but you can definitely get out and put on some miles.

Clubhouse is open today for food and gas.

 

Friday, January 13, 2017  4:30PM

Just stopped at Clubhouse on the way to Alma -- there were 3 sleds there that came from the Churchill / Elgin area; they said the trails were not too bad with only a couple of washouts near Dons Diner.

When it turns cold tonight, we might have to deal with a lube problem.

While I was there one groomer was leaving going to Hardscrabble trailer, turning there and heading towards Alma.

A second groomer is leaving first thing in morning going towards Hillsborough area.

Please take caution and watch for ice and washouts

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017  5:30PM

Well that was a nice dumping of snow.  Too bad it's light stuff, but we will take what we get.

Busy day at Clubhouse yesterday with both parking lots full.

Three groomers will be leaving the Clubhouse early in the morning.

One going to do Moncton trails.

Second going to do Trail 15 then to Point Park and back.

Third groomer going Main Trail 34 to Alma back through 881 and 869 back to the Clubhouse.

Let's cross our fingers and hope this up coming warm weather doesn't ruin it.

 

Friday, January 6, 2017  8:00pm

Two groomers on the mountain yesterday.  Conditions rated as excellent spring conditions.

Let's hope for snow.

Lots of reports of moose,be careful.

 

Monday, January 2, 2017  8:30 am

Two groomers leaving today.

One going to do trail 869, 871, New Ireland Road, and Kent Road.

Second groomer heading for Hillsborough / Albert .

Get out and enjoy what we have because the upcoming weather does not look very good.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 2:30 PM

Hopefully Thursday night's snow will get us going again.  We still have a good base, and it won't take much and we'll be back out again.

On another important note myself and the cash draw committee after 4 years have decided to step down from this fundraiser.  This draw has to keep going as it is a key player in funds to help with grooming, maintance, etc.  We need a small group of people to step up to the table and take this task on.  Myself and the committee will be more than happy to help get this started.  It is not a hard job,actually it is fun getting together with friends for meetings, a little organization and maybe a few soda pops.  When I started doing this 4 years ago I got on the computer one night emailed a few friends and boom we had a committee started.  So will someone please step up to the table and organize a group to take this on for a sport we all love -- and don’t forget we will be there to help with whatever it takes.

Friday, December 23, 2016 6:30AM

I am hearing reports that the trails on the Mountain are still pretty good.

Goshen has also been out grooming and I heard it is groomed to Adairs.

Trying to get groomers out today but with Christmas so close it might not happen.  From what I have heard the trails really don’t need groomed.

Looks like the upcoming weather might not hurt as much as they predicted earlier in the week.

Merry Christmas to all members and their families.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016,9:30AM

Two groomers left the Clubhouse yesterday,one going almost to Alma and back and the other to Hardscrabble and back.

Another leaving today to go as far as he can towards Hillsborough/Albert area.

Conditions are considered to be fair.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 6AM

All trails on the mountain ,Hayward , Sweet Mountain, Alma , Hillsborough and Albert have been groomed.

 

On Thursday we groomed from mountain to Pointe Park and then to Magnetic Hill.  That groomer will be leaving Magnetic Hill today doing the Moncton area.

 

We are dealing with logging operations in the Nixon area and 100 mph stretch.I heard a report last night that these areas are very passable for now .

 

Please be careful as groomers are on the trail today.

 

Clubhouse is open with full menu and gas.


Please remember sled safe and let's hope tomorrow's weather doesn't ruin this early start we have going

Thursday, December 15, 2016 7AM

Two groomers left clubhouse around 2 am doing all mountain trails are in Alma now.They both reported a lot of moose on the trails so be careful.

Two more groomers leaving clubhouse this morning,one heading for Riverview and then to Moncton and the second heading to Hillsborough and Albert.

There is report of trees down so use caution and please try to help us move them or cut them.

Please remember it is early so use caution.

The clubhouse will be open Friday,Sat,and Sun.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please see our Board of Directors list