• carb cable blues
    Mar 15, 2010

    How to sing the Carb Cable Blues.   There’s nothing like wrapping your glove-covered hands around the pull cord of your freshly tuned and restored vintage snowmobile. This was the beginning of what was planned to be a great day of riding with my dad and one of our friends, Brian…

  • Snow Cruiser built to Explore the Antarctic
    Jul 06, 2015

    Built in 1939 for $150,000 ($2.5 million in 2015 dollars) the Snow Cruiser was designed to explore the Antarctic under the command of U.S. Rear-Admiral Richard E. Byrd.     Designed by Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, Director of the Armour Institute in Chicago, and built by the Pullman Company, of…

  • Snowmobile trailer hitch
    Jun 21, 2015

    I share the following trailer hitch experiences fully aware that I could very well be pummeled with hate mail and might even find myself sleeping on the couch again.   It’s a long-standing joke in my household that trailering, specifically hooking up a trailer hitch, requires a certain chromosome, or…

  • Mount Greylock summit
    May 31, 2015

    DCR Commissioner Carol I. Sanchez announces DCR Partnerships Matching Funds Program.   PRESS RELEASE, May 22, 2015   Dear Partners: I am pleased to announce the launch of the first phase of the FY16 DCR Partnerships Matching Funds Program.   The Partnerships Matching Funds Program accepts applications from park advocacy…

  • Guinness World Record: 847 Snowmobiles in Parade
    May 26, 2015

    Well, someone had to do it. That would be 847 snowmobiles to be exact. The Science Hill Drifters Snowmobile Club based out of St. Mary’s Ontario officially made their mark in the snow after being recognized by the Guinness World Record for organizing 847 Snowmobiles in a Parade.   The event…

  • chainsaw safety course
    May 17, 2015

    Chainsaw Safety Class For Trail Stewards   May 30-31, 2015 9am-4pm at Bridgewater State University June 27-28, 2015 9am-4pm at Notchview Reservation, Windsor, MA.   This class is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB) and the Recreational Trails Program, in…

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