Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 2:40 am
WARREN - The first day of winter will also mark the first day for snowmobiles in the Allegheny National Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service says the trails will open Dec. 21.
Officials warn that many snowmobile trails include sections of joint-use roads, meaning other vehicles, snowshoers, skiers and snow groomers might also be using the trails.
Snowmobilers can call for snowmobile trail conditions, which will be updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. That phone number is (814) 723-5150, after which callers must select - in this order - option 2, option 1, then option 3.
SAFETY CLASS 2013
Liz Krug presenting to Jim Wolfe
"Snowmobiler of the year"
Jim Wolfe presenting to Curt Boley
"Forester of the Year"
nominated by MTRSC
Jim Seyler speaking on the ANF accomplishments
PSSA Conference and Awards Luncheon
Our area was well represented this year at the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association (PSSA) annual conference. The luncheon and awards presentation was held April 6th at the Days Inn in State College. Jim Seyler, Operations Staff Officer for the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), gave a presentation titled, "ANF Update and How Can we help."
Curt Bowley, Contracting Office Representative (COR) for the ANF was named PSSA Forester of the Year. The Marienville Trail Riders Snowmobile Club (MTRSC) nominated Mr. Bowley. His cooperation with all the snowmobile clubs in our area has made the trails and snowmobiling around the ANF the best they have ever been.
Jim Wolfe, a member of the Highland Snowseekers was named Snowmobiler of the Year. Jim is also the PSSA Region 4 Assistant Director which covers Elk and Forest Counties. Jim has been very instrumental in snowmobile trail improvement and upgrades all around the ANF Loop.
Ed Fiejdasz, Director, MTRSC and Jenette Fiejdasz, Treasurer, MTRSC also attended the conference.