Snow, Sappi & Swap Meet!


As we brace for hopefully the first significant snows of the season, we want to remind everyone that the annual Thanksgiving weekend OVSC swap meet is on for this Saturday. From 9 to 3 on Saturday December 29th, you can find a slew of great deals in the Canoe King (thanks Mitch) parking lot located conveniently at 1799 White Mountain Highway (Route 16) in Tamworth. Come hungry, because food will also be available!

Below is a final shot of the completed Sappi Bridge located alongside Route 25. It has been a long time coming, and a tip of the helmet to George, Mark G. and Dave for finding the time, material, volunteers and patience to get this done for the upcoming season. Great job gentlemen!

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Sappi Bridge Work Crew


We had a good turnout this morning to help Mark G. get the new Sappi Bridge in place. Under the watchful eye of George,  Dave & Dexter, except for one approach the new bridge is in place. After about another half day’s work tomorrow, this important link in our southern trail system will hopefully add value for years ot come!

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Emergency Work Party!


Emergency work is being done on the Sappi bridge next to Route 25. Mark, Dave & George need some extra hands tomorrow to get this project done. If you can spare even a few hours tomorrow, it will be greatly appreciated. The crew will be on site around 0800 to continue work. If you can help just stop by, or call George (as always) at 603-986-9666 for directions.

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Gardner Hill Trail Work….


It took four long days, but once again George & Crew made significant trails improvements. This section of the Gardner Hill Trail prior to the first two bridges have always been a nightmare to maintain, but now that tons of stone have been laid down and packed in, riding will be greatly improved for years to come. Thanks again George…and once again these photos show we have much more to do on the trails prior to serious snows settling in!

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A little snow to brighten your day!


While today’s dusting of snow helps set the tone for the upcoming season, we still have tons of trail work to do before we could open the system even with a foot of snow! Additionally, let’s hope for a prolonged cold period to set a deep freeze into the ground prior to our first good snow storm….but it looks like we are finally going in the right direction weather-wise.