STATUS & TRAIL CONDITIONS

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March 15, 2021

All of our lakes and trails are closed.

We would like to thank all our Groomer Operators and all of our volunteers for their work this season. Without your hard work we wouldn’t have such amazing trails.  Thank you to all of our club members who have supported us this past season. A big thank you to all the property owners for the rights of ways. If there is no right of way, there are no trails or a club!

Trail name Observation date Status Condition Groomed on Note
WESLEY ~ 317 (Laurel/Lac des Seize Îles to Lake McDonald) 15/03/21 Closed     0/5    
SEALE ~ 317 (Harrington to Lake McDonald) 15/03/21 Closed     0/5    
GOOPIE (Harrington to Pine Hill) 15/03/21 Closed     0/5    
TOUR DE LAC (Lake Louisa to Pine Hill) 15/03/21 Closed       0/5    
LAKEFIELD (Lake Louisa to Lakefield/Gore) 15/03/21 Closed       0/5    
LAUREL (Lake Louisa to Laurel) 15/03/21 Closed       0/5     
STATION LAROSE (Laurel to Weir/Mont Calm) 15/03/21 Closed       0/5    

Trail conditions equivalence : 5/5 = excellent, 4/5 = very good, 3/5 = good, 2/5 =fair, 1/5 = bad

2021  Our Club experienced a terrible weekend with off trail riders on private land.   On the Laurel Trail (Lac Louisa à Laurel)  we have one main land owner who has created a nature reserve, this trail at the start of the season was extremely fragile. Snowmobilers have left the trail riding all over this property. The property owners are understandably irate over these actions. The Lakefield Trail power lines continue to be a serious problem as well. We were also informed of large groups leaving the trail in Gagné’s Pit, Laurel area and a large group off the trail at Lake McDonald on private property starting fires. when asked by one of our Directors to please stay on the trail in the Gagné’s Pit area,he was just laughed at. Club Hibou Blanc has reached out to FCMQ and SQ for additional serveillance in our club. We have three major trails that are in immediate danger of being closed due to these events. This would mean our Club is closed, all access north would be lost. All snowmobiliers must get involved in educating the few causing the trouble of the consequences of their actions.

2020/2021 The land under the H-Q power line between Laurel and Lake Louisa is privately owned.  The right of way is fragile.  Please do not go off-trail under the Hydro-Québec line.  Our patrollers will fine violators!  Thank you for your collaboration.

2019/2020 The land under the hydropower lines on the Lakefield/Gore trail is private property. The landowner has requested that snowmobilers do not ride off-trail. Snowmobilers found off-trail will receive a fine.

When entering & exiting lake Louisa, please stay on the marked trail & do NOT pass in front of the houses. Our privilege to use these accesses to the lake will be lost if snowmobiles continue to pass directly in front of these houses. The trail is very clearly marked-stay on it.