September. The leaves on the trees start to change color, the temperature starts dropping, kids go back to school and football season starts. September is a time of transition. Not only does it signal the end of summer (which this year seemed incredibly short and considering we only had about three hot days I question if we actually had a summer at all in northern Minnesota) but it also signals the unofficial beginning of snowmobile season with the onset of the Sno Baron’s Hay Days event in Lindstrom on the first weekend if the month. When Hay Days ends dealers go back to their stores and start winterizing boats and personal watercraft. Lawnmowers are put away and snow blowers come out of storage. Semis start showing up in dealer parking lots with the newest lines of gear and, more importantly, crates full of new sleds for the showroom floor!
September is also the time that things start heating up for the snowmobile clubs around the state. Trail cleanups begin and prep and repair work starts taking place on the groomer.
September marks an exciting time for snowmobiletrail.com as well. This is the time that we start planning our weekly rides and my boss throws a rough list of articles and destinations that he thinks we should tackle for the upcoming season, and believe me when I say we have some great stuff planned for you this year starting with the launching of our new snowmobiletrail.com video channel on You Tube where you will get to see firsthand some of the places we travel to throughout the winter. We will also being doing some video reviews of some new sleds as they become available to us.
This is also the time that blog season starts for me so you can expect a steady flow of articles coming your way including some preseason Destination and Trail In Focus articles to help you plan some of your early season trips when the snow arrives. We are also going to be doing more vintage sled articles and articles on some of the 2015’s. We have an exciting winter planned for you so stay tuned!