I am copying my "trail report" here because some of my sled head readers follow Yarns as well as one of the 3 trail reports that I do.
The following I posted this a.m. on the trail report that I've been doing for about a decade or longer. Due to the weather conditions, some of my trail report readers have unsubscribed from the trail report for this season, but they DO follow Yarns, so that is why I am posting it here. I am posting it exactly as it appears on the emails and the website. I still have to finish up with the trail report on the TASA website and the one on upsnowmobiling.com. I won't do those two for a couple of days.
I also want to give a BIG thanks to the Newberry Comfort Inn owners of Jan and Jim Goldthorpe and their son J.D. They very recently gave everyone of the groomer operators and each one of the board members gift certificates for a local restaurant. This was to show their appreciation for all that the TASA board and groomer operators did this season. So, helmets off to the Goldthorpes!
(I don't know how the election will turn out. There was an interim election on march 17th at the TASA meeting which I was not in attendance. Currently we have temporarily filled two of the 3 vacated board positions, but no one wanted my position. I hope by election date, someone comes forward to take the Secretary's position because I AM done)
LATEST SNOW AND WEATHER:
This isn't a trail report because I believe we are done for the season. The weather ahead isn't conducive to grooming or riding.
This is my farewell speech to all of you.
I've been updating THIS particular report since, I THINK 1997 or 1998 so you have been with me for a very long time. This report was viewed online as well as being emailed to between 1200-1500 subscribers.
I've made MANY friends via this report; mainly through emails and some of ya have stopped by and introduced yourselves to Dan (Groomer Dan) and me. I have saved each and every email that I have ever received from any of you over the years.
So, with all of that said, before I close this up, we also need to thank Kay from Grand Marais, Diane Reed from Seney, Chamberlains from Curtis and the Paradise snowmobile association for allowing me to include their reports in THIS report all of these years.
Many of you know that Dan and I will not be here next winter and as it stands right now, our lodging will not be open next winter (but please do check in case something changes). And some of you know that Trail Boss Bob (who has served as TASA President for the past two years and had been trail boss for maybe 10 years) and his wife Judy (who has been TASA treasurer for about 10 years and grant writer the past two years) have also called it quits. They have already turned in their key and stepped down. None of us wanted things to end the way they did, but sometimes "things happen".
There will be a new TASA board come election on April 14th, 2009 and I probably will post that info for you. I don't have a clue who will be doing this particular trail report, but whomever it is, I hope you will give them the same support and encouragement that you have given me over the past decade.
And please remember, who ever the "contact person" for TASA will be might not be able to answer all of your emails and phone calls as quickly as I always tried to do, so don't take it personally.
Some of us are sorry things ended the way they did, but the 4 of us feel a big relief. We do hope the new board will be able to pick up where we all left off and hopefully "new blood" will be able to do it better than what we THOUGHT we were all doing.
You will still be able to keep "track of me" via my www.yooperyarns.com. I will keep that going whether we are here or not.
CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS:
SPECIAL NOTICES AND EVENTS:
TASA ELECTION OF OFFICERS IS APRIL 14, 2009 7 P.M. AT THE GROOMER BARN.
Don't forget to check www.yooperyarns.com. once in a while.
If you can help in any way, shape or form, please feel free to contact me at 293-8562 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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