3-8-19 Groomed Mongaup and Quick Lake trails this morning . Other than a few hazards like old wash outs on the Mongaup trail and some logs frozen in the trails out near Quick Lake they are in good shape. Ride to the Right and Ride Safe . Respect the Private Land Owners…….
3-7-19 Groomed Long Pond, Mongaup and Azalea Trails and Quick Lake Trail to Time Square and back. The trails are in good shape. There are still some old water holes so use caution Will be out grooming the main trail to Mongaup and the Quick Lake trail tomorrow morning while we still have snow. The loops at Mongaup campground are plowed, they will be cutting down marked trees so be aware. There is a groomed lane leaving the parking lot around the west side to access the Quick Lake trail. Ride to the Right , Ride Safe and Respect Private Land Owners ……
3-5-19 Groomed Long Pond and Basily Rd last night. Groomed Mongaup Pond, Quick Lake trail and all the loops and back through Azalea trail there are some bad spots but over all the trails are in good shape considering not much snow to work with. Ride to the Right and Ride Safe, Respect Private Land Owners !!!!!!
2-27-19 Rode the Mongaup Pond trail system from Long Pond to Quick Lake yesterday and today to check trail conditions and cut out any downed trees from the wind storm. Frozen ruts on the Basily road out of Black Bear Trail head. The trails are all in fair to good condition. Most water holes either frozen over or dried up. will be out grooming in the morning shaping things up. Ride Safe and Respect Private Land Owners!!!!!!
2-19-19 Rode the Mongaup to Quick Lake trail including coyote, bobcat and flat iron loops today getting gps data of trail system. There is minimal snow base with open water holes along with some bare spots. Will be collecting gps data on the Long Pond loops along with the trail to Mongaup Pond and the Azalea trail on thursday morning after what little snow we might get Wednesday afternoon. On the Mongaup to Quick Lake trails closer to Quick Lake there are hazards with lack of snow such as logs frozen in the trails, washouts water holes and along with some bare spots. There will be no grooming until things freeze up and get more snow. Once again there is a one lane path from the parking lot at mongaup pond to the Quick Lake trail so use caution traveling, be alert to oncoming traffic. Ride to the Right and Ride Safe, Respect the Private Land Owners….
1-31-19 Pulled the drag through Long Pond and Mongaup Trails today trying to establish a base. Most water holes are froze over but still some water hazards. Tomorrow gonna try to get through the Azalea Trail and Karz Trail to Mongaup. Hopefully work on the Quick Lake Trail section this weekend. Ride to the Right and Ride Safe and Respect the Private Land Owners…..
1-27-19 ** All roads at Mongaup Pond have been plowed…. From the parking lot at Mongaup Pond to the Quick Lake trail, there is a groomed Lane ONE SLED WIDE on the left side of road use CAUTION when navigating due to oncoming Sleds..**.
1-27-19 Yesterday and today worked on cutting out blow downs from Mongaup Pond to Quick Lake. All large blow downs have been cut out but there are still some areas with stuff frozen under the snow. The trail leading out of Mongaup towards Quick Lake suffered washouts from the rain but passable. There are some deep and wide washouts across the trail that have been flagged for safety. The one section of trail that has not been inspected for blow downs is on the main corridor from the 4way intersection of Bobcat and Flat Iron towards Quick Lake it looked to washed out to navigate up from the lower end. There are still many hazards along the trail wash outs, ice , open water bare ground and rocks , along with some logs frozen in that have been flagged for hazards. Ride to the Right and Ride Safe, Respect private land owners ………
1-25-19 Tried to get to Mongaup today but turned back due to so many washouts, bear ground, running water and mud. The trails sustained a lot of water damage. From what I heard the Quick Lake trail has downed trees . Will try to get them cut out before the next snow. Ride Safe and Respect private land owners ……
1-23-19 Groomed Long pond and went through Azalea trail cutting out blow downs and pulled the drag as well, all the way to Mongaup and back. All trails from Black Bear trail head to Mongaup Pond are cut out and groomed. Today I did see tracks going towards Quick Lake so when the weather breaks we will be working on that section of trails . There are still some hazards , ice, rocks, some water holes and there is a minimal snow base. Again Please respect private land owners. Ride to the Right and Ride Safe…. 1-22-19 Long Pond loops and the main corridor trail to mongaup has been groomed . As of this report the trail to Quick Lake has not been rode on yet, watch hazards like downed trees beneath the snow. we plan to work on that trail as soon as the Mongaup trail is opened. 1-17-19 with very little snow I did get out from Mongaup pond towards Quick lake cutting out blow downs the other day. Use extreme caution while riding during and after this weekend storm as there are still blow down hazards that could be hidden by fresh snow. Long pond and the trail to Mongaup was cut out this fall but with wind storms since then there could be hazards on them as well. The Azalea trail was not done this fall due to the rainy weather , I do expect there to be some blow downs along that route so again ride with caution . Im hoping to get the supper wides out on the trail after the weekend for trail work and possibly pull the drags to build a base . Again Please Ride to the Right , Respect the land owners and Ride safe !!!!!
3-15-2018 there is plenty of snow to ride on now . had the groomer out pulling the pan today on basily rd to flugertown rd up over the long pond loop to trail head then back again . it was getting warm and snow getting heavy so called it a day. there are still plenty water holes open and brushy areas. Ride safe and remember to always respect the private land owners. 3-12-2018 groomed the main trail from Black Bear Rd trail head to Mongaup pond and back , also made a run out flugertown rd and back. Alot of water holes are open . With a chance of some snow tonight , should be able to ride a couple more days. With the lack of snow last couple of years it was good to get back on the groomer again. Ride safe and always respect the private land owners. 3-10-2018 the mongaup pond to quick lake trail is open. It was cut out today but there are still some brushy areas along with water hazards . Some of the bigger trees down are marked with flagging tape. 20 sleds at the quick lake lean-to for lunch. Ride safe and respect private land owners. 3-9-2018 left black bear rd trail head rode to mongaup pond and back around the azelia trail. Those trails are rideable but still brushy along with some water hazards. As of now there are no tracks goin to quick lake. Im gonna try to get out that way sat some time. Ride safe and respect the private land owners thanks 3-6-2018 went to mongaup pond and worked on removing downed trees along back loop met up with 2 other guys coming in from flugertown rd. We then all went from mongaup pond back around carz trail to azalia trail then down on the main trail at butternut junction. The end result is from Black Bear Rd trail head to mongaup pond is rideable but still alot of work needs to be done, there are some water holes open so be careful. As of now there are no tracks towards quick lake . Another storm coming we will see how the trails hold up from what was done already, then tackle the quick lake trail . Thanks Joyce, Gill, and Jim. Remember always ride safe and respect the private land owners stay on marked trails . thanks
3-4-2018 went out today breaking trails and clearing out alot of down trees. 5 hrs to do the basley road towards long pond trail head then up over long pond trail back to flugertown town road. Plenty if snow but tons of tree tops in the trail from the heavy snow. There was a couple guys headed towards mongaup pond breaking trail, they too are cutting their way through. Hoping to open things up before the next storm. Still some open water holes. Ride safe and stay on marked trails respect private land owners . Also thanks to the guys from Pine Bush for their help!!!
1-1-2018 Took the scandic swt out for a run, had to go slow. Went from Black Bear Rd trail head to Mongaup cutting out downed trees also did the Long Pond loop. Still need more snow as the trail is boney. Will be putting down runners across the bridge at Peter’s Hunting Camp to help minimize the damage the ski skags and studs do. At least the water holes are frozen. As of today there was no tracks on Azalia trail and only one track towards Quick Lake . Ride Safe !!!
1-1-2017 all blow-downs have been cut out and the trails cleared of debris on the Long Pond trail, Mongaup trails and the Quick Lake trail. There are still plenty of bad spots with rocks and open water holes. We still need more snow and colder temps to freeze up the water holes. Go Slow and Ride Safe !!!!!
2-15-2017 Worked on cutting out blow downs the last couple days. The trails are all clear but there are still plenty of hazard areas, water holes along with some rocky spots. The groomers still haven’t been out due to trail conditions, minimal base and warmer then normal temps. The Mongaup to Quick Lake trail is in good condition , The Flugertown Rd to Mongaup Pond is fair with its share of water holes. With warmer than normal temps this weekend and sled traffic it’d be safe to say the trails will be in poor shape. Go Slow and be Safe !! have a great Presidents Day Weekend !!!!
3-24-2017 End of season report, After the high winds came through then were hit by the blizzard of 3-14-2017 left us with plenty of trees down and a lot of snow . The trails were fair to good since the groomers never had a chance. Most of the downed trees were cut out the last couple of days the rest will have to wait till spring work days. The Mongaup Campground roads were plowed all winter due to tree work around the campsites, hopefully this will not be an issue for next season. Happy Trails !