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p 2011 - 2012 CASPER MOUNTAIN a m This trail system is maintained through cooperative s efforts of the Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural il Resources, Division of State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails; the Bureau of Land Management; Natrona County and the local a snowmobile club. r This system holds forty-six miles of marked, groomed trails t with international signage, including extensive ungroomed play areas. Complete facilities and services available in Casper. l e Snow depths can range from 1 foot to 3 feet. Get your ‘sleds’ ready b i Elevations: 7,000 feet to 7,800 feet. Grooming Season: Mid-December through Mid-March, o depending on snow conditions and funding 80 m Season temperatures: +40° F to -20° F o w TOTAL MILES: 46 25 GROOMED: 44 WYOMING s n 90 UNGROOMED: 2 Permit Selling Agents il Tra On CASPER Casper Mountain Motorsports - 3401 CY Ave • 307-266-4930 Just For Kicks - 1831 E Yellowstone • 307-265-0228 Karst Motorsports - 1021 English Ave • 307-237-7680 Natrona Co. Treasurer - 200 North Center • 307-235-9470 Rocky Mountain Discount Sports - 1351 CY Avenue • 307-265-6974 Walmart Stores Inc., Casper - 4400 East 2nd St • 307-237-0991 Please call for current business hours s lay sp Di ts ve ar l nta eti Snowmobile Directory ,P Sn g erpr Re air Pa um/ e se r vic od ep rki Int ile r vi s W Y O M I N G Fo e, R Ga mob Se om Mu Se AREA BUSINESSES ing o e c n ide ow on str dg s Gu Re Ph Lo Casper - 10 miles north of Casper Mtn • • • • • SOUTHEAST on Hwy 251 PARKING AREAS Bear Trap Meadows - Trail B, 12 miles • • south of Casper on Hwy 251 Old Mine - Trail A, 1 mile south of • Hogadon Ski Area SAFETY SHELTER SAFETY ISSUES Muddy Mountain Safety Shelter - • DRESSING RIGHT Trail M, safety shelter WILDLIFE WINTER RANGE Ponderosa Safety Shelter - Trail D, • Wear layers of clothing so that you can add or remove a safety shelter/fireplace layer or two to match changing conditions. Remember, Wyoming WARNING Winter ranges provide wildlife a place to feed and Powder House Safety Shelter - off • weather can change several times a day! Be prepared. Wear a Due to Extensive Beetle Kill Trees, Trails conserve energy because they have less snow. You can Trail G, safety shelter/electricity and helmet and adequate eye protection. Wind, snow and sun can fireplace are Subject to Closure or Rerouting. help them survive by obeying winter range closures and be hard on your eyes without a face shield or sun glasses. Please be Advised and Pay attention to restrictions. Observe wildlife from a distance and do not attempt to follow them. The closer you get, the more stress AVALANCHE On Ground Signage. There is little danger of avalanches on the marked trails. the animal feels. If they react to your presence, you are Snowmobile Dealers too close. When possible, choose your recreation in higher However, for off-trail travel, be aware of the topographic features at CASPER ha oo cC and snow and weather conditions that increase sliding potential. is ma iD lar cti areas away from the prime winter range in the meadows, Sk Po Ya Ar creek bottoms and on sunny south facing slopes. Enjoy Casper Mountain Motorsports - • • 3401 CY Ave • 307-266-4930 ALCOHOL AND SNOWMOBILING SIMPLY DO NOT MIX the snow up high where you're less likely to disturb wildlife. Forget the myth that alcohol warms up a chilled person. It Report harassment or trespass onto closed winter range Karst Motorsports - 1021 English Ave • • 307-237-7680 opens the blood vessels and removes the feeling of chill but it areas to your local game warden. does nothing to increase body heat. Instead, it can increase the risk of hypothermia, a dangerous lowering of the body’s core temperature. SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAINS Alcohol increases fatigue, fogs your ability to make good decisions and slows your reaction time. It’s part of a formula for SOUTHCENTRAL WYOMING disaster, and drinking and driving is against the law! This trail system is maintained through cooperative efforts HYPOTHERMIA of the Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources, Exposure could be a substitute word for “hypothermia” and Division of State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails; the U.S. Forest is associated with winter. Problems caused by exposure, how- Service and the local snowmobile club. ever, occur during times when the weather is not extremely cold. This system holds fifty miles of groomed and 60 miles Four primary factors contribute to hypothermia: cold (not of ungroomed trails. There are facilities and services at necessarily severe), wetness (rain, snow, water immersion or Encampment. Snow depths range from 2 feet to 8 feet. condensed perspiration), wind (chill factor), and exhaustion and/or lack of preparedness. Symptoms include uncontrolled Elevations: 7,000 feet to 10,000 feet shivering, vague or slurred speech, fumbling hands or stumbling Grooming Season: Mid-December through Mid-March, depending gait, memory lapses, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. on snow conditions and funding Combat hypothermia by being prepared with high quality, Season Temperatures: +30° F to -30° F insulated clothing (wool or synthetic fibers), adequate knowl- edge and emergency rations. TOTAL MILES: 143 ICE FOLLIES GROOMED: 49 Drowning is a leading cause of snowmobile fatalities. UNGROOMED: 94 Wherever possible, avoid riding on frozen lakes and rivers because ice conditions are never a safe bet. If you must cross ice, check it out first on foot. Stay on the packed or marked = Snowmobile Trail Blazer = X-Country Ski Trail Blazer trail. Don’t stop until you reach shore. If you hit slush, don’t let off the throttle. If you are following someone who hits slush, veer off to make your own path. As a rule of thumb, “If you don’t know, don’t go”. Permit Selling Agents il Tra On CLARK, CO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS Whiteout can occur when a sudden snowstorm hits you. The Steamboat Lake Outfitters, Inc - 60880 County Road 129 • 970-879-4404 snow falls so heavily that visibility is zero. Experience cannot ENCAMPMENT prevent you from getting lost during a whiteout. If you’re caught Trading Post - 210 W. Hwy 70 • 307-327-5720 in the middle of one, the best bet is to stop and STAY WITH RAWLINS YOUR MACHINE. Wait until the condition lessens. Carbon County Treasurer - 415 W Pine St • 307-328-2631 FLAT LIGHT I - 80 Powersports - 1906 E. Cedar St • 307-324-6565 This white-against-white situation makes it difficult to judge Rawlins Automotive, Inc. - 406 E Cedar St • 307-324-2751 distances and changes in the terrain, particularly when traveling on a rapidly moving vehicle. Reduce your speed, keep a sharp eye out for abrupt drop-offs or other changes in terrain. Stay on Please call for current business hours the trail. Wear amber lensed glasses or face shield to increase s lay contrast and improve visibility. sp Di ts ve ar l nta eti Snowmobile Directory ,P Sn g erpr Re air FROSTBITE Pa um/ e se r vic od ep rki Int ile r vi s Fo , R Ga mob Se om Mu Se AREA BUSINESSES ing ce Frostbite is caused by exposure of inadequately protected o e n ide ow on str dg s Gu Re Ph Lo Encampment - 6 miles east of Bottle • • • • • flesh to subfreezing temperatures. Tissue damage occurs Creek Parking Area because of reduced blood flow to the extremities. Symptoms PARKING AREAS include loss of feeling and a dead-white appearance of the skin. Bottle Creek - 6 miles west of • • Treatment: restore body temperature as rapidly as possible by Encampment on Hwy 70 providing external heat. Immerse affected parts in a water bath Stemp Spring - 21 miles northeast of • of less than 110 degrees, use a hot water bottle or heat from a Savery on Hwy 70 campfire. Affected parts should be covered. Do not rub or apply pressure to affected areas and do not apply snow or attempt to thaw in cold water. Snowmobile Dealers MAINTENANCE at RAWLINS oo ha cC is You have two good guides available for snowmobile iD ma lar cti Sk Po Ya Ar Lund Arctic Cat - 406 Cedar • 307- • maintenance: the owner’s manual that came with your machine 324-2751 and your dealer. Consult both to make sure your machine is TNT Motorsports - 1408 E. Murray • • kept in top form for dependable, enjoyable fun. 307-324-6565 SARATOGA TAKE A FRIEND Don’t snowmobile alone. Not only is snowmobiling more fun Shively Hardware Co. - Hwy 130 North • • 307-326-8880 with family and friends, it’s safer too. Weekly snowmobile trail conditions - 307-777-6323 Wyoming Tourism Information - 307-777-7777 Avalanche Center for Northwestern Wyoming - 307-733-2664 http://wyotrails.state.wy.us SNOWY RANGE This trail system is maintained through cooperative efforts of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, Division of State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails; the U.S. Forest Service and local snowmobile clubs. Full services are available in Laramie, Saratoga and Rawlins. Limited facilities are available in the mountains. Guided Made Possible By: Recreational Trails Program tours/rentals are available in Laramie and on the mountain. Snow depths of 12 feet are possible. Elevations: 7,000 feet to 11,000 feet Grooming Season: Mid-December through Mid-March, depending on snow conditions and funding Season Temps: +30 degrees F to -30 degrees F State Of Wyoming – Trails Program “Ride Safe – Ride Smart” – Avalanche & Safety Training WARNING http://wyotrails.state.wy.us Due to Extensive Beetle Kill Trees, Trails TOTAL MILES: 320 are Subject to Closure or Rerouting. GROOMED: 200 Please be Advised and Pay attention to UNGROOMED: 120 On Ground Signage. = Snowmobile Trail Blazer = X-Country Ski Trail Blazer s Please call for current business hours lay sp Di ts ve ar l nta eti Snowmobile Directory ,P Sn g erpr Re air Pa um/ e se r vic od ep rki Int ile r vi s Fo , R Ga mob Se om Mu Se AREA BUSINESSES ing ce o e n ide ow on str dg s Gu Re Ph Lo Albany Lodge - Trail Q at Albany, 307- • • • • • • • • • 745-5782 (hours 8am-late daily) Maverick Motorsports of Laramie - • • 2061 Snowy Range Rd • 307-721-1024 Medicine Bow Lodge - Trail U, 20 • • • • • • • miles east of Saratoga off Hwy 130 800-409-5439 (hours 8am-8pm daily) Mountain Meadow Cabins - Near • • junction of trails U and O (hours 8am- 8pm) 307-742-6042 Rendezvous Lodge - Trail MH at Ryan • • • • • • • • • Park (hours 8am-8pm daily) 888-326- 8998 Ride "N" the Snowies - 4125 Dome • Rd • 307-742-3766 Spindrift Snowmobile Tours - • Servicing Snowy Range • 970-873-SPIN Snowy Mountain Lodge - Trail U, 6 • • • • • • • • miles west of Centennial on Hwy 130, ph. 307-742-SNOW, 866-GOSNOWY (hrs 7am-7pm) Snowy Range Ski Area - Trail U, 4 • • • • • miles west of Centennial off Hwy 130 307-745-5750 or 1-800-GO2SNOW (hours 9am-6pm) Snowy Range Tours - Near junction of • • Trails U and O (hours 8am-6pm) 1-800- 374-7533 Ten Mile Inn – 3.5 miles west of Ryan • • • • • • Park on Hwy 130 (hours 8 am – 8 pm, daily) 307-326-5928 The Place, Bar and Café - 3.5 miles • • • • • • west of Ryan Park on Hwy 130 (hours Sun-Thur 8am-6pm Fri-Sat 8am-6pm) 307-326-8372 WyColo Lodge - Jct. of Trail R & T at • • • • • • • • • Mountain Home 307-755-5160 (hours mon 10am-5pm, T-Th 10am-8pm, F - 10am-12pm, Sat 8am-12pm, Sun 8am-7pm) Wyoming Iron Horse Adventures - • Rawlins • 307-328-0347 PARKING AREAS Albany Parking - Eastern portion of • • Trail Q at Albany Lodge Chains End - Trail CE, 28 miles east of • Saratoga on Hwy 130 Green Rock - Trail U, 5 miles west of • • Centennial on Hwy 130 Little Laramie – Trail P, 4 miles west of • Centennial on Hwy 130 Mountain Home - Trail T and R, 38.5 • • miles southwest of Laramie on Hwy 230 Ryan Park - Trail Q, 1 mi. east of Ryan • • Park on Hwy 130 Wold/Ticks - Trail T, 36 miles southwest • • of Laramie on Hwy 230 SAFETY SHELTER Quealy Safety Shelter - On Trail N, portable safety shelter near Quealy Lake Nelson Park Safety Shelter – Trail T – close to Trail I and Trail W intersection Permit Selling Agents il Tra On CENTENNIAL The Friendly Store - 2758 Hwy 130 • 307-742-3431 PERMITS KNOW YOUR CAPABILITIES LARAMIE Resident and non-resident snowmobile user fees are AND LIMITATIONS Albany Lodge - 1148 Hwy 11 • 307-745-5782 Frontier Cycles, Inc. - 2434 Grand Ave • 307-742-2606 • required by Wyoming State Law. These annual user fee Maverick Motorsports Group - Laramie - 2061 Snowy Range Rd • 307- revenues are used by the Snowmobile Trails Fund for trail 1. Use common sense and good judgment. This sport is so 745-7584 grooming and maintenance. Proof of payment is in the form exhilarating that loss of these capabilities can be dangerous. Snowy Range Petroleum - 1561 Snowy Range Road • 307-721-7406 of a decal which must be displayed on the exterior left side Use the "buddy system". Don't go alone. TNT Motor Sports - Laramie - 269 N 3rd St • 307-755-5050 of the snow machine. 2. Come prepared: know the area, the weather, your route and West Laramie Fly Store - 1657 Snowy Range Rd • 307-745-5425 Decals are available from licensed permit selling the condition of your own body and equipment. Wycolo Lodge - 4039 Hwy 230 • 307-755-5160 • agents across the state, Wyoming State Parks and Cultural 3. Start with a sensible checklist of proper clothing, equip- Resources headquarters in Cheyenne and local snowmobile ment and safety gear. SARATOGA clubs. The fee is $25.00. For the nearest selling agent 4. Know how to repair your machine and carry a repair kit Rendezvous Lodge, LLC - Hwy 130 • 307-326-8998 • location, refer to the agent list on this map. A full list of along with extra spark plugs, drive belt, a roll of twine and a Shively Hardware Co. - Hwy 130 North • 307-326-8383 permit selling agents is listed at http://wyotrails.state.wy.us. knife. The last two items can be lifesavers if you need to impro- The Country Store - 103 First St • 307-326-5638 Non-residents may order maps and decals by mail or vise snowshoes or a shelter with branches. The Place - 3.5 miles west of Ryan Park • 307-326-8372 • phone order from Wyoming Department of State Parks and 5. Take light, high-calorie foods and layers of high-quality, Cultural Resources, Attn-Snowmobile Registration, 2301 insulated clothing that are adaptable to all weather changes. Remember your boots and helmet. Central Ave., 4th floor, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Major credit cards accepted. Please allow two weeks delivery. 6. Know the basic principles of map and compass reading ETIQUETTE Phone orders call 1-877-996-7275. ORDER PERMITS and use them! Drive only until you have a half a tank of gas left, then GO BACK. Gas stations don't come by very often. Observing trail etiquette is a necessity, particularly when ONLINE AT: http://wyotrails.state.wy.us. trails are heavily used and non-snowmobilers may be present on 7. Let a friend or relative know you are taking a snowmobiling trip, then inform them of your planned route as well as depar- the trail. Use the proper hand signals when turning or changing ture and return times. Stick with the plan. If it changes, let them direction or speed. Stay a safe distance behind the snowmobile WYOMING SEARCH & RESCUE know and always check in upon return. ahead of you. When you are making a turn, remember that at a blind corner the noise of the machine may prevent you from For information or to donate: 8. Snowshoes might be added to your equipment list for each hearing another machine coming toward you. Approach all turns individual in case your snowmobile happens to break down and http://wysar.state.wy.us or (307) 777-4900 you have to walk out. carefully. Always stay to the right on trails. Slow down, or pull off The next person saved could be you or someone you love. 9. If traveling avalanche prone areas, carry a collapsible pole the trail if necessary when encountering skiers, snow-shoers, dog for probing and small shovel for digging. sleds or other trail users. They all enjoy the outdoors like you. Set 10. Stay on the right side of the trail as snowmobile trail rules a good example and be a respectful trail user. are similar highway rules. 11. Do not drink alcohol and ride. Please remember the time to have that drink is when you are safely back at the trailhead after a fantastic day of breaking Wyoming powder. TAKE CARE OF THE TRAIL 12. Do not speed on the trail. Drive responsibly. Let's all do Safe riders snowmobile to enjoy the outdoors. They treat their everything we can to keep snowmobiling safe for everyone. surroundings with respect. They wait for enough snow cover to protect vegetation. They avoid running over trees and shrubs. They appreciate, but don't disturb, animals and other outdoor users. They respect wilderness boundaries and winter wildlife areas. Be a respectful trail user!
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