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Trails on public land do not open until after the end of big game hunting season
and on private land until the landowner says so.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseasons17.pdf

SNOW AND TRAIL CONDITIONS REPORT FOR GLENFIELD
AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE BLACK RIVER VALLEY

Support the clubs where you ride. Join and volunteer.

Are you politically active in support of snowmobiling? Are you following the issues? Have you contacted your state legislators, DEC and APA officials, etc.?

Opponents of snowmobiling in New York are very well organized and vocal. To counter their efforts, individual snowmobilers must also be politically active all year round.

Please read and respond to action alert emails from your clubs and NYSSA, and check the NYSSA web site for current issues. Even if you live hundreds of miles from the trails and can't regularly make club meetings or work days, this is something you can do to help. It costs you nothing and does not cut in to your riding time.

 

Monday November 20, 2017: It's getting close to the start of the snowmobiling season. Last year it was 62° on November 18. This year it's been colder the last few days but not consistently below freezing. We've just had the first real lake effect snow, but it fell on top of rain. The ground is soggy and definitely not well frozen even on the hill. Sun and temperature of 50° is predicted tomorrow. Best this all melts and then we get a cold week or two before more snow. The base will be much better. Trails on public land do not open until after the end of big game hunting season and on private land until the landowner says so, even if there is snow. Check with the local clubs before riding.

2016-17 winter season history

2015-16 winter season history

2014-15 winter season history

2013-14 season, summer, fall history

About this page: I will report trail or general snow conditions based on direct observation or reliable reports when I get the chance. I do not expect to be doing it on a daily basis. If you would like to contact me, click here. I may or may not be able to give you more information.

By the way, if you like slower riding, backcountry trails, deep snow, and technical riding, rather than long-distance/high speed, drop me a note. I am always looking for people to ride with.

This is an "experimental" webcam page... mostly so I can check if I have to shovel snow when I get home.
This webcam is located on a side street in Glenfield, not far from trail C5A where it crosses the Black River.
If there is snow here, it is a good bet that there is snow on Tug Hill and in Brantingham.
Camera is an old Logitech QuickCam Express connected to my shop "troubleshooting" computer.
A new image is uploaded every 19.167 minutes during daylight hours ...when everything works right.
If I am using the computer for real work and/or booted to a secondary OS, the picture may not update.
Notes:    (1) This page does not automatically refresh the image. Reload the page if you want to see the next update.
(2) This is a webcam on the cheap so don't expect a high quality image. It's good enough to let you know if there's snow.
New York State Snowmobile Laws - OPRHP
New York State Laws pertaining to Snowmobiles - Search at NYS info site
Those Grand Old Burma Shave Road Signs ... Remember these? Burma Shave signs were small red signs with white letters.
Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet......and the obligatory 5th sign advertising
Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.   Here are a few, Adapted for snowmobiling.
BROTHER SPEEDER
LET'S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
Ride Safe!
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
OF PAUL FOR BEER
LED TO A WARMER
HEMISPHERE
Ride Safe!
SLED IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE
Ride Safe!
AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
BEAUTIFUL SLED
WASN'T IT?
Ride Safe!
A GUY WHO RIDES
A SLED WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN'
HE'S JUST HOPIN'
Ride Safe!
THE ONE WHO RIDES
WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
Ride Safe!

PLEASE SLOW DOWN - RIDE RESPONSIBLY AND SAFELY !         SUPPORT THE CLUBS WHERE YOU RIDE !

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