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Jan 9 2024 News to share with our riders

Sunset Trail Riders volunteers start every fall by inspecting and repairing all signs at 48 road crossings and junctions. Every year approximately 80 to 100 signs are replaced or repaired on our whole system. It is unfortunate L101 West Hawk Trail has the most destruction to the signs, some are shot up knocking signs off their mounts and even bending the mounting posts. This takes a lot of volunteer hours and many dollars to repair while working in cold temperatures.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers who every year clear fallen trees from our land accessible trails. There are many swamps that are a formidable barrier to checking and clearing these trails.

Many volunteer hours are spent talking to businesses to support and advertise on our paper tear off maps as well as our website. These adds are a much needed source of income for our club and we thank all the businesses that support us.

Thanks to a specialized mechanic at Shane’s, our large groomers get a complete maintenance check.  When ice and snow conditions are right the groomers are ready.

Staking has begun and will progress as ice conditions warrant. Since there is little snow falling into our drilled holes as well as no slush to contend with staking is going well. Lack of snow in the bush is hindering easy access to remote lakes making for a slower staking process.

A special thanks go to the NOHFC (Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation) for a grant that has supplied us with 75% of the funds required to secure a Kubota RTV  tracked S X S, a small groomer drag, and a 7500 lb capacity trailer that can be conveniently towed by a standard ½ ton with electric brake option.  Another Thank you to NWOSTA (North Western Ontario Snowmobile Trails Association) and City of Kenora for helping with the remaining 25%.

Included within these funds was the purchase and installation of an oil water separator for the shop so leaked oil does not enter the town sewer system.

The trail through town on Hwy 17 E has been changed due to speed and noise in the mall parking lot. It now runs on the south side of the road from the jail to Kenora’s Best.

 We are getting awesome support from the City of Kenora. They have provided us with an access route from the A trail on Mikana way to the  staging area opposite the A@W providing us easy access to all the restaurants and hotels close by. The Trail is signed and marked and ready to use. City of Kenora is providing us with a large map to be mounted at the rear of the Baseball viewing stand. Thank you “City of Kenora”.

A show of support is planned, with a request to fill the staging area with 100 or more sleds on a Saturday morning with a date yet to be determined. We hope to have our new Kubota on display.

Enjoy a lunch at one of the restaurants, now that it is an easy access to 5 of them, a small walk may be required.

 

 

2024 A EAST PIPELINE WORK

Pipeline work is being done this winter in 2 sections of the A Trail east of the L109/A Trail Pipeline Junction. One section is 2.5km east of the junction and the other is 3.5 km east of the junction. Construction is currently underway.

NOTE: This trail is currently UNAVAILABLE.

Once the trail status is LIMITED or AVAILABLE, please slow down and proceed with caution in the work areas and when passing by work crews.

Here are a couple of useful links…

2024 Trail Status

2024 Trail Guide

Thanks You,

Your STR Executive

All TRAILS UNAVAILABLE

All trails are currently unavailable for snowmobiling.

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Select Sunset Trail Riders as your club

during your online permit purchase.

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Trail Report

2024 A EAST PIPELINE WORK

Pipeline work is being done this winter in 2 sections of the A Trail east of the L109/A Trail Pipeline Junction. One section is 2.5km east of the junction and the other is 3.5 km east of the junction. Construction is currently underway.

NOTE: This trail is currently UNAVAILABLE.

Once the trail status is LIMITED or AVAILABLE, please slow down and proceed with caution in the work areas and when passing by work crews.

Here are a couple of useful links…

2024 Trail Status

2024 Trail Guide

Thanks You,

Your STR Executive

All TRAILS UNAVAILABLE

All trails are currently unavailable for snowmobiling.

TRAIL UNAVAILABLE

The route is not available at this time, access is prohibited and anyone entering the property may be trespassing.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Access to the identified route is limited with marginal riding opportunities, snowmobilers enter with the understanding that they should exercise extreme care and reduce speed.

AVAILABLE

The identified route is accessible with the understanding that the trail will likely vary considerably in quality, attributes and terrain over it’s length.

For specific trail availability details,

always consult the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide (ITG)

prior to accessing snowmobiles trails.

WEEKLY GROOMING HISTORY
(Updated Every Friday)

 

TRAIL DESCRIPTION TRAIL NOTE DISTANCE SHELTER
A Pipeline Trail

NO GAS available

at Stewart Lake

Kenora To Stewart Lake

Est. 57 kms / 36 miles

*See HITRAC Warm-up

shelter on L102

A Kenora Town Corridor

A/A113A Jct to A/L104 Jct

Est. 19 kms / 11.7 miles

N/A
A Kenora to Falcon Lake (MB)

Kenora to Falcon Lake (MB)

Est. 58 kms / 36 miles

Enns Brothers Warm-Up

shelter (Rush Bay)
GPS Location:
N 49.39723 W 94.56604

A113A

A/A113A Jct to

Sioux Narrows

 

A/A113A Jct to A113A/L108 Jct

(Via LOTW and Hydroline Trail)

Est. 65kms/41 miles 

Witch Bay Warm-up shelter
GPS Location:
N 49.59720 W 94.18380
L101 West Hawk Trail

L105/L101 Jct to Longpine Lake

(Manitoba Border)

(West Hawk Lake)

Est. 50kms / 31 miles 

YamaHut Warm-up shelter (Minkaduza Lake)
GPS Location:
N 49.44585 W 94.54581
L102 Stewart Lake Trail

NO GAS available

at Stewart Lake

A113A/L102 Jct to A/L102 Jct

Est. 54 kms/34 miles

HiTrac Warm-up shelter
(Rail Lake)

GPS Location:
N 49.81468 W 93.78148

L103 Snook Lake Trail

L104/L103 Jct to Tomahawk &

Barbie’s Warm-up shelter

Est. 51 kms/32 miles 

Tomahawk & Barbie’s

Warm-up shelter

GPS Location:
N 50.10795 W94.43923

L104 Redditt Trail

A/L104 Jct to Redditt

Est. 24 kms/14.9 miles 

N/A
L105 McKenzie Trail

A/L105 Jct to Keewatin

Est. 22 kms/14 miles

N/A
L106M North West Angle Trail

Passport Required

to enter USA

L101/L106M Jct to Youngs Bay (USA)

Est. 61 kms / 38 miles

N/A
L107 Dogtooth Trail

A113A / L107 Jct to L102/L107 Jct

Est. 33 kms/ 20 miles 

N/A
L108 Dryberry Trail

L102/L108 Jct to A113A/ L108 Jct

(Sioux Narrows)

Est. 42 kms/ 26 miles 

Dick & Dolly’s Warm-up

shelter( near Dryberry Lake)
GPS Location:
N 49.37105 W 93.59099

L109 Longbow Trail

L107/L109 Jct to A/L109 Jct

Est. 22 kms/14 miles 

N/A
L110 Sunset Channel Trail

A113A/L110 Jct to L110/L106M Jct

(Hydroline Trail to North West 

Angle Trail)

Est. 54 kms / 33 miles

L111M

French Portage Narrows

Trail

Passport required

to enter USA

L110 /L 111M Jct to Oak Island (USA)

(SunsetChannel Trail to Oak Island USA)

Est. 25 kms / 15 miles 

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Jan 9 2024 News to share with our riders

Sunset Trail Riders volunteers start every fall by inspecting and repairing all signs at 48 road crossings and junctions. Every year approximately 80 to 100 signs are replaced or repaired on our whole system. It is unfortunate L101 West Hawk Trail has the most...

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