Any chance the Moonlight Riders could take one of their 3 groomers out and groom trail S74 from Georgetown to Earlville? Rode 100 miles today from Pharsalia to Deruyter to Georgetown to Sherburne and back to Pharsalia and that 8 mile stretch was the worst trail I have come across all season. It appears it has not been groomed in over a week with 2-3 foot moguls, berms in the corners which are causing sleds to ride on one side of the trail causing a hazardous situation, especially in the Earlville forest. Also if they take the groomer out they could bring some signs with them. There is a significant lack of signage. To start with the trail from the Georgetown Inn up to the C7D/S74 split has long sections that have no curve or chevrons signs. On s74 there are areas of double staked trails then single staked and divided trail signage in between. It is clear that the riders are confused since they are riding outside the stakes left of single stakes and off trail in a lot of areas. Also the trail staking in the field sections could be spaced at a shorter distance so you don't come over a hill and have to look all over trying to spot the next set of stakes, some of which are over 500' apart and are not visible in even a light snow shower. Another issue is the use of the small orange arrows instead of the larger yellow arrow signs which are a lot easier to read when the snow sticks to them and don't blend in with the trees.
I get that this is a secondary trail but I have ridden on more than a dozen different clubs trails this season and their secondary trails are just as good as their main trails. I believe the club gets paid the same rate to take care of the secondary trails as it does for the main corridor trails so this trail should be getting the same attention as C7D. I would like to thank the Chenango Sno Riders, Trail Hounds, and SHASTA for taking pride in their trail systems and all the hard work they have done this season to keep their trail groomed and signed appropriately.