Orrington Trail Riders


P.O. Box 202, Orrington, ME 04474 


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Items to carry when riding:

 

Personal identification

Snowmobile registration

Tool kit

Spare belt

Spare spark plugs

Tow rope

Knife

Map

Money

First aid kit *

Food and water

Waterproof matches and fire starter

material (paper etc. in a waterproof bag)

Flashlight

Necessary personal medical information

Paper and something to write with

Candle

Hand warmer packs

Extra key to your snowmobile

Extra dry gloves and socks

A wool hat

Cell phone

Duct or electrical tape

Compass

Emergency blanket

 

* Basic First Aid Kit

 

Band Aids- various sizes

2" and 4" gauze compresses or gauze pads

1- triangular bandage (sling)

Roll of gauze

Roll of 1" adhesive tape

Rubber gloves or plastic wrap

to use as a fluid barrier

Antibacterial cream or soap

Antibiotic first aid cream

Aspirin

Protective face shield or mask

** Do not carry any liquids that

may freeze or break open**

 








 

 

 

 

Trail Report

 

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013

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All trails need to be broken and cleared where there are barriers. Please do not cut anything that is not in the way. Travel in pairs and watch out for falling ice and snow which can cause serious injuries. If you notice anything that needs our trail crew's attention, let us know. Call our Trailmaster at 478-5284.  Also let us know where trails are cleared for the vks to run. Thanks!


We will be grooming during the daylight and evening hours.  Please yield to groomers.  If you come across one, there is another one not far behind.  Thanks!

 

Real time trail updates can be seen on our Facebook and Twitter news feeds at the bottom of our HOME page. 

 

Thank you.

 

 

Please respect our landowners!

 

 

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Feel free to CONTACT US if you notice anything that needs our attention.

 

 

L O C A L   T R A I L   A L E R T !

 

It is especially important to STAY ON MARKED TRAILS, especially at Rocky Knoll Golf CourseThey have had trouble with turf damage in their fairways due to frost penetration where snowmobiles run.  The marked trail is in a location that minimizes damage to the course.  Please respect our landowners.

 

again...  STAY ON MARKED TRAILS!

 

Keep in mind that streams, ponds, and lakes are NOT a part of the trail system.

 

 

Snowmobiling Safety Tips

 

Ride Sober - A high percentage of snowmobile fatalities and injuries are the direct result of someone's irresponsible use of alcohol. Don't drink and ride. Don't let anyone else in your group drink and ride.

 

Be Aware Of Conditions - Early season ice conditions remain questionable. Snowfall can insulate thin ice and slow the freezing process. Snow levels may vary on the trails. Objects may be covered or barely hidden. Ride accordingly.

 

Stay off roads and on trails - Early in the season, it is tempting to ride on roadways. Don't do it. It is illegal and it puts both snowmobilers and automobile drivers in danger.

 

Ride At A Reasonable Speed - Speed limits are determined by existing conditions. If you can't control your sled safely at the speed you are going, you are going too fast. You are not only threatening your safety, but the safety of others around you. Slow down.

 

Use Hand Signals - The use of a simple set of hand signals on the trails keeps traffic orderly and predictable. These signals inform other sledders of your actions. Know them and use them.

 

Ride Defensively - You can do everything right, but still encounter a rider who is doing everything wrong. By riding defensively, you will be prepared to respond and avoid a dangerous situation.

 

Ride to the Right - Just like driving a car. It is required by law that a snowmobiler operate to the right of center on the trail when approaching or navigating a curve, corner, grade or hill. Stay to the right, even on straight-aways.

 

 

The Brian Wass Fund Snowmobile Safety Course (pdf)