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Trail season for sledders is over

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The snowmobile trail season is officially over.  OFSC prescribed trails, including trails here in the Parry Sound Snowmobile district, are now listed as unavailable because area clubs have stopped regular grooming operations, and signs and stakes are being removed and gates and fences closed.  Snowmobilers are also advised that rapidly deteriorating snow and ice conditions due to spring thaw is making snowmobiling extremely hazardous anywhere.  Roads and road crossings are now generally bare and the ice on all waterways is melted, melting or unstable.  Parry Sound Snowmobile District Administrator Tracy Rand says the only safe and sensible course of action for snowmobilers is to put away their sleds until next winter.  The public is also reminded that an OFSC snowmobile trail on private land reported as “Unavailable” means that access to that trail is also prohibited for any other users or persons for all other seasons, without the specific prior permission of the landowner.  Rand wants to thank all of the landowners who have generously allowed the use of their property for an OFSC snowmobile trail this winter on behalf of our clubs and volunteers.  The PSSD would like to thank all of the club volunteers who donated their services to assist local clubs in providing a successful season of snowmobiling and anyone interested in volunteering next year can visit www.pssd.ca.

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