Stay on the Trails
A new year has dawned but we are continuing to have the same problems. The Greenstock Snowsports Snowmobile Club and the Bethel SnowTwisters take pride in providing the area with a wonderful trail system in this area but it seems that it is not good enough for some people. There are some people who feel that they are entitled to ride where they want and when they want regardless of the "No Snowmobile" signs and fencing and cutting down trees to make new renegade trails. I have news for you- You are Breaking the Law! You are also threatening the shear existence of a trail system in the area.
When landowners ask us to keep you off their land, it is because someone has ruined it for the rest of us. The clubs work hard developing good landowner relationships so that we can have a trail system. It is expensive and takes a lot of work to re-route a trail because the landowner has kicked us off his land. After what I have heard and seen, I don’t blame them. It is a privilege, not a right to be able to ride on the land.
If you are a landowner or a responsible rider and see this happening, contact the local game warden or local club member. The only way to preserve our trail system is to stop this abuse.
It has also been brought to our attention that theft of logging equipment had occurred. We have received calls from loggers who have said that their equipment has been stolen and there are snowmobile tracks going up to the equipment making it clear that someone on a snowmobile is the culprit. If you see it happening or see people around equipment, tell them to get away from it or just call the police. Logging is going on throughout our trail system and the loggers have been very cooperative in allowing us access thru their work area, but if this continues, we will lose access here too.
Keep your eyes open and report anything unusual. These occurrences of riding on land without permission and thefts will close our system down for good.
Secretary, Greenstock Snowsports Snowmobile Club