Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bloody Skillet Work Detail Photos

On May 12,13, 14, the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails & Central Mountain ATVA provided volunteers to work with DCNR in preparing the trail for Opening of atv riding on Friday, May 23,2014.

Each morning the volunteers would meet Bob Fitterling of DCNR at the northern trailhead on DeHaas Road and discuss work needing done. Then, the workers would divide up into various group to tackle those specific task. Each group would report back to the trailhead at noon to have lunch provided by Snow Shoe Rails to Trails.
Hoagies & snacks were purchased from two of our corporate sponsors, Newman's Sandwich Shop & Jack's Snack Shack.

Work consisted of cutting back tree limbs overhanging the trail, remove fallen trees or trees that were considered safety concerns, install, replace missing or vandalized signs, collect trash.
Approximately 11/2 pickup loads of trash was collected in the three day work detail.

We got a chance to meet John Long, Dave Felix & Todd Condon all workers of DCNR. Time shared was great talking about atv riding, problems, concerns and benefits. We all had a great time doing the work and enjoying each others friendship.

We also want to thank Doug DeMor of DCNR for allowing us to help out and prepare the trail for open day of the summer season.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

DCNR Training Photos & Update

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 Snow Shoe Rails to Trails in conjunction with Best Line Powersports held DCNR Youth Certification Training at Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall. Certified Trainers were George Holt, Bob Biggans, Ty Hostetler, Marty Wagner. Ed Kitchen, Forest Ranger from Rockroth State Forest also participated in the training.

Classroom session was held first, then the hands on field training was next. The rain held off till after the field session was completed so it turned out to be a good day. The students that passed the training received their certificates so now they can ride the state trails with their parents and also the SSRT. Trilby Mayes presented all the students SSRT t-shirst at the completion of the class.

Best Line Powersports and the SSRT provided a great meal to anyone that participated in the training and anyone that stopped by to check out the new line of atvs, utvs.

The next training class will be held on October 11, 2014 at Best Line Powersports. You will need to pre-register your child with Best Line at 814-237-0897.

Congratulations to all the trainees for passing & receiving your certficates.

Terry & Jeff from 93.7 The Bus were at Best Line and did a great job of advertising for the Open House & the DCNR Youth Certification Training.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Work Detail Update 5-3-14

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Another great work detail was held on the SSRT, Black Bear Trailhead & surrounding roads. The Centre County Probation Office provided a few workers to help with the projects. George Holt led crew to  shovel, rake and seed topsoil at the Black Bear Trailhead. Jack Miller led a crew collecting trash and installing signs from Black Bear to Viaduct Bridge. Terry Long, Larry Mayes led another crew to paint the caution lines at the atv crossing on Casanova Road. Mark Watson led a 4th  group to collect trash from Avondale Bar to Black Bear Trailhead, from Casanova Nostalgia to Black Bear Trailhead & from Black Bear Bridge to Black Bear Trailhead. A pickup load of trash was collected from this area. That brings a total of 101/2 pickup loads of trash collected by the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails from the SSRT, Township Roads & State Roads in 2014. 

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