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Hi to all;
As I sit and watch yet another snowfall come to an end I ponder the last 29 years of the club and how far we've come. When I joined the club we had an old Bombardier groomer and a drag that needed work continually to keep it going. Now we have a state of the art Piston Bully that pulls our 10' wide drag with ease, operator riding on an air ride seat listening to the stereo as he makes his way around our 86 miles of trail. Boy have things changed in that department. One thing that hasn't changed is the dedication and hard work of the volunteer members of our club and all of the other clubs in this great state of Minnesota. One mistake many riders make is the thought process that the "state" makes the trails and takes care of them. Of the 22,000 miles of trails in Minnesota the state only maintains 1000 of them. The rest are built and maintained by clubs, like the Sno Serpents, with volunteer help from a core group of people, snowmobilers like you and I, that love the sport and the outdoors.
How can you help you ask? Join a club. Your local club, our club, MnUSA (State Snowmobile Club). Get involved, join a club, and smile when you ride this great state knowing you helped.
Another season of snowmobiling is almost here! Hopefully we will get the snow we deserve this time!
We have a new groomer on order that should arrive over the next couple of months. We have been anticipating the purchase of a new groomer for a number of years now and we were finally able to get one made for us. I'm sure our operators are excited to try out the new technology and to offer us the best trails possible with our new equipment. As riders, we are excited to ride on the greatest trails in the state that are sure to be groomed better than ever. I can't wait.
While some issues our club has faced over the last year have really tested us, I believe we will become a much stronger and more active club in the future. We have added a number of new members over the past year and I would like to welcome each and every one to our great club. It is nice to hear some new ideas that new members offer, rather than continue doing things the same way we have always done because it is easy. New ideas make us old dogs think more and that is a good thing! We are currently working on some new highly visible trail signs and hope to have them mounted soon. I think they will be a great addition to our trail system. A special thanks to all who worked on the new signage and another special thanks to all of the sponsors that made these signs possible. The law of averages should be with us this year as we are long past due for an excessive snow year, by all averages we should be inundated with moisture this time around. If anyone finds any areas on our trail system that you believe need some more attention, please don't hesitate to contact us through our webpage and we can look at the area in question.
Be safe out there on the trails and remember to take a kid snowmobiling!!! Those young snowmobilers are our future!