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Snowmobiling is in prime season in Indian, Blue Mt, Long & Raquette Lakes in the central Adirondacks
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Serious snow fell on the Adirondacks in the past month making conditions ideal for snowmobiling. Over the last two weekends the towns of Long Lake and Indian Lake have sponsored a special snowmobile event called a “poker run”.
Hundreds of snowmobilers sign up for prizes given by local businesses. Running from business to business snowmobilers stop at listed destinations on the “poker run” route and get one poker card per stop. The object is to stop at every destination and collect as many poker cards as possible. At the end of the day all participants congregate at a local restaurant for some good food and drink. After a hard and fast day of furious riding everyone comes to see who has the best “poker hand”; cash, door prizes, tee shirts and gifts are presented to the winners. A fun time for all.
Blue Mt Rest a lodging facility located in Blue Mt Lake, is a member of the Indian Lake Snowarriors (the local snow mobile club) sponsored and was one of the designated stops in the Indian Lake Poker Run. Proprietors Lenny & Boka Baglieri added a little flavor to the door prizes they presented later. Hot chili and Italian wedding soup was served to all riders that came to their property last Saturday on the run. Keeping the snowmobilers warm and energized for the ride ahead.
A major snow storm is expected, in this, the central region of the Adirondacks tomorrow. So if you want to come up and bring your sled or rent one, experience some of the best riding of the season in one of the few remaining pristine environs in the country.