The Race Committee met this morning and had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel this year’s Sandwich Sled Dog Race scheduled for Saturday, February 18,2012. Although some trails are fine, there is just not enough snow over the entire course and not enough in the forecast. Thank you to mushers who have already registered (we will send refunds out promptly) and especially to all the volunteers, many of whom have already done so much planning and coordinating. There’s always next year! We have already scheduled next year’s Race for Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Attached are the minutes from the last “official” meeting. Please consider joining us at meetings. Now we can all commiserate about the Patriots as well as the lack of snow! I will try to keep updates coming about the Sled Dog Race on the website. find the latest minutes here.
Volunteers are needed for the January 28 snowshoe race. We need people to work the road crossing, keeping the snow on the road in good shape for the racers and managing traffic. The time period is, roughly, 10:15 to 12:45. The race itself will start at 11 AM. If shoveling snow doesn’t appeal to you, you can help at the start line, direct runners out on the course, serve soup, or direct people to parking. Please email Leland Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 284-7272. Thanks!
Trail work this week will again be past the Brown’s Crossing bridge off of Bennett St. re-routing the section of trail before the big hill. We will meet there around 8:00 a.m. Mike Morton is generously donating time with his excavator to remove stumps and rocks and help to re-set a bridge. Since that work will take much of the day, we will break for lunch right there near the bridge around noon, then head back out for more work in the afternoon. Depending on the people that show up, different groups will be heading out to Little Young Mtn. to clear some trails. Please bring clippers, saws, gloves, etc. and if you can’t come for the whole day, feel free to come for part of the day. Any little bit of help is greatly appreciated!! No experience is needed; everything from cutting brush and small trees to tossing brush out of the trail is helpful!
Hope to see a good turnout!
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