About 6 years ago (possibly a bit longer), Trail Boss Bob was grooming on #45 (The Falls Trail). A group of sleds came flying past him on the trail and disappeared in a cloud of snow dust. Bob estimates that they were traveling about 60 mph at the time.
A bit further down the trail, a snowmobiler was coming towards Bob from the other direction and flagged Bob down. One of the group (who we later found out was his first time riding) had hit a tree and was in serious shape. Bob immediately called 911 and proceeded up the trail as quickly as he could with the groomer. The person that had alerted Bob to the accident was trying to keep traffic from coming upon the accident. I'm not sure what the others were doing; most likely feeling pretty helpless. Bob said that the man's helmet had blood coming out of it and the man had blood coming out of his mouth. The rescue sled and EMT's arrived and the man died on route to the hospital.
Bob erected this cross as a reminder to our snowmobilers to please be careful. Anytime anyone dies on a TASA trail, a cross is erected. Fortunately you don't see a lot of them....and we would like to keep it that way.
SLOW DOWN...TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE, GOING TO FAST IS NOT.