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 Post subject: Feb. 28 report.
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:14 am 
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Posted March 1:

Another 'last ride' yesterday Feb. 28. Judging by conditions yesterday and rain today it probably really was the last ride.

Headed west on the 09 Tundra across Oxbow to Piseco. End of trail along Fall Stream flooded. "Pin it to win it" for about 20 feet to get out on the ice. Then a nice ride down Piseco, no problems at the other end. Upper trail ("Sheriff Lake") around to Rt 8, Alder Brook trail to the 'main trail' at HM13, headed west with the intention to go Jones road but got stopped 3 miles west at a washout. Decide  not to try riding around. Headed back, across Piseco Lake to Higgins Bay and over to the Spy Lake trail which had really marginal coverage.

Overall not a bad 45 mile ride. Drained gas from both machines, put in a little fresh no eth gas and Stabil, ran them a couple miles. Decided it was pretty nice and this was my last chance, rode about 20 miles around the lakes and to Speculator and back.

Still lots of snow in the woods and some sections of trail were perfect, but then there were washouts and long sections that were very thin and are probably now bare. Swamps and vlys are flooding. Between lake levels starting to rise and general melting, getting on and off lakes is getting iffy in some places. Even though another cold spell is coming it will not be enough. Would need a week of cold then lots of snow to recover.

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