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Hey PR NEMBA, you're invited to what is shaping up to be a LEGENDARY TrailFest in Carrabassett Valley with CR NEMBA and Maine Huts and Trails. This event is fully catered and bunks in the Stratton Brook hut are available on a first come first serve basis. Join your CR NEMBA brothers and sisters and be the guest of Maine Huts and Trails, August 22, 23 & 24 for epic trail building, bike riding, live music, and the Maine Huts and Trails experience! RSVP by email only to dhughes@carrabassett.nemba.org

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Carrabassett NEMBA TrailFest wtih Maine Huts & Trails

August 23, 2014, 12:00am

Carrabassett Valley, Maine 04947

Carrabassett Valley TrailFest 2014! CR NEMBA is holding NEMBA TrailFest with Maine Huts & Trails in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, August 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2014. Email RSVP required dhughes@carrabassett.nemba.org The Digs and Grub Volunteers are the guests of Maine Huts & Trails who will be providing the food and their fully staffed Stratton Brook “Hut” at no cost. This “Hut” is a million dollar, self-sufficient facility in the wilderness on a hill with sweeping views and includes, bunk houses, composting toilets, showers and a full service commercial kitchen. Participants will have free lodging on Friday and Saturday nights August 22nd & 23rd. Included meals are dinner on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and lunch on Sunday. See below for Bonus extended stay discount pricing option! If you are not familiar with Maine Huts & Trails visit their website www.mainehuts.org/, while there, check out the Stratton Brook Hut. The Plan • Friday, August 22nd - Arrive at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett Valley and ride your bike to Stratton Brook Hut for dinner at 7:00 pm followed by camp fire fun. If you would like a gear shuttle, your bag must be at the Outdoor Center by 6:30pm. • Saturday, August 23rd - breakfast at 7:30AM at Stratton Brook Hut; trail work 8:30AM – 2:30PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride at 3:30PM; dinner at 7:00PM followed by Live Music and Beer. • Sunday, August 24th – breakfast 7:30AM; trail work 8:30AM – 1:00PM (lunch served on the trail), back to the hut for a ride The Dirt We will be continuing work on the Oak Knoll trail which when complete, will connect the town’s Narrow Gauge rail trail and the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center to Maine Huts & Trails Stratton Brook Hut. CR NEMBA, the Town of Carrabassett Valley and Maine Huts & Trails together are funding the construction of the remaining 2.5 +/- miles. This is the trail we broke ground on at last year’s event and we hope to complete it this building season. Maine Huts & Trails is committed to improving the mountain bike experience on their trail system. The Oak Knoll trail promises to be its crown jewel and a symbol of the partnership of the groups making it possible. The Bonus Maine Huts & Trails is offering a special rate to stay for one night (Sunday @ 25% discount) or two nights (Sun and Monday @ 50% discount) to NEMBA TrailFest participants who worked the Saturday and Sunday of the event. The Call to Action Please RSVP ASAP! We are expecting a tremendous turn out. There are a limited number of bunks at the hut and limited space to pitch a tent. Bunks will be first come first serve. RSVP NEMBA TrailFest required. Please contact David at dhughes@carrabassett.NEMBA.org to RSVP or with any questions. RSVP Extended stay required. Please call MH&T reservations team at 207-265-2400 and tell them you are part of the event. More photos from last year here: www.dropbox.com/sc/b3ieoitqt7wbn5x/AACoTl9AGcSaqdqhe3E-vcxka

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A shout out and thank-you to the small but mighty trail crew that hauled wood and built a new fifty foot bridge at Newman Hill. Special thanks to Pat Audet and Jake at Maine Tree and Landscape for cedar donations to OLT, Walter Leavitt in Old Town who milled the trees, and Kris Sornberger for hauling and coordinating all this! And I guess a few people got stung by bees and kept working anyway, I feel your pain..... ...

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This weeks Tuesday night Kids Ride will be at Bangor City Forest at the Tripp Dr lot. 4:45ish ...

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i cleared brush out of a trail in the bog today... idk what the trail is called but its a loop a little ways up the train tracks and on the opposite side from stepdown. those trails have lots of branches in the way! ...

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