A late winter storm is expected to move in to the area this weekend, just in time for weekend trail riding.

Here is the Aroostook County Snowmobile Trail Report for March 12th, 2015, from the desk of Gary Marquis with the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department.

All projects are reporting good conditions, while the warm temps for the past couple of days have hampered grooming, the next couple of nights will certainly help with getting everyone back on track. The weather service is calling for a potential accumulating snow over the last half of the weekend this will definitely help with getting us through the rest of the month. So now is the best time to ride and get out to enjoy the county.

• Lots of sledders going off trail cutting corners, joy riding in fields and causing problems in the system, please stay on marked trails.
• Deer Deer and more Deer are all over watch for tracks on the trails.
• Moose are also everywhere.
• Remember gas is sometimes long distances so plan accordingly.
• Logging operation on trail 89 in North Caribou.
• Logging operation on trail 76 in Presque Isle going toward Easton.

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Trail Info:

ITS 85 Oxbow has been doing a great job with rerouting and marking the trails due to the logging operations. Ashland is reporting a logging op. in the Masardis area follow the signs. Oxbow the road is plowed, and it is not in the best of condition. Fort Kent and Eagle Lake are reporting good conditions.

ITS 83 is in great condition.
ITS 81 A lot of fields on this trail North of Mars Hill so take advantage now before it melts away, remember the fields don’t have a lot of snow cover.

ITS 92 This trail is in great shape, 92A, and 92B also are in great shape.

ITS 90 another great ride with a combination of wood trails and open fields with some beautiful views, no problems but watch for critters and high banks at road crossings. In the Fort Fairfield and Caribou sections there are a lot of fields as well so cover is at a minimum.

ITS 88 Groomed and in great shape.

ITS 86 Oxbow has rerouted about 9 miles of this trail to bypass a logging operation so watch for signs. Houlton is also reporting a new logging operation, about 6 miles of new road is plowed.

ITS 105 This trail is in very good shape, remember there are drifts on this trail going into Mapleton.

ITS 120 Beautiful trail with great views.

RT. 89 Groomed all the way, logging operation behind Bouchard’s Packing shed in North Caribou. This trail is getting brushed out on Thursday so there might be a lot of branches on the trail, please use caution.

RT. 100 Improved riding from Caswell… remember though there are two branches of this trail one goes north out of Caswell and one goes west further south. They both intersect Rt 89 one closer to Rt 94 and the other closer to the Madawaska River…. Watch for markings.

Easton trails will be all groomed for Thursday and Thursday night so take advantage of this beautifully marked trail system.

Chapman Ridge Runners are in good shape.

On the Social Side:

Friday night chicken stew at the Presque Isle clubhouse 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Washburn Trail runners Breakfast / Lunch Saturdays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the clubhouse.

St. Francis Sno Angels Saturday Meals…home cooked meals… stop by off ITS 92 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Houlton breakfast every Saturday at the clubhouse on the Wiley road in Littleton from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Fort Fairfield will be hosting a breakfast Sunday, March 15 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the clubhouse.

Frozen Motor Mayhem II at the Presque Isle Fair Grounds this Saturday racing at 10 a.m. Click here for more info.

March 15th Houlton International Snow drag racing at the airport registration at 8 a.m. Racing starts at 10 a.m. Click here for more info.

Pleasant Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club will be hosting a trailside hot dog roast with chili and drinks on Saturday, March 28th at the Intersection of ITS 81 and Trail 100 located behind Parents Country Store 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.