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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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This article appears in the Top Of Michigan Trails Council's website.

TOMTC Joins Forces with Black Mountain Volunteers
Nov 30, 2012
The Mountain is owned and managed by the Department of Natural Resources with the Volunteers grooming the thirty miles of cross-country trails. In addition local snowmobile and ORV groups have helped the DNR with maintenance of their separate trail networks within the Mountain's boundaries. Adjacent to the Forest Recreation Area is the Black Mountain rustic campground that has campsites, a boat launch and a beach on Black Lake. Black Mountain is located in both Cheboygan and Presque Isle Counties.
The Volunteers have for eight years hosted the Black Mountain Classic Nordic Ski Race. This year the 31k "classic only" race will be held Saturday March 2, 2013. The 10K "John Hardin / Marv Mendyk" Tour, as in the past, will also be held on Saturday at the same time as the Classic race.
In addition, and for the first time, a 10k skate race will be held at Black Mountain the next day Sunday March 3, 2013. This first time event, named the Black Mountain March to Madness. will give skiers of all levels a real chance to enjoy skiing on the Mountain. These races have will bring participants and spectators to the area from around the country for a full weekend of great skiing and fun.
Look under the Trails tab for pictures, links and maps
Top of Michigan Trails Council
445 East Mitchell Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348 - 8280 - info@trailscouncil.org 

The volunteers mentioned in the news release have become the Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club.

If you would like to be a part of  Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club, you can join us by going to the TOMTC website and become a member there.  Just be sure to make a notation like " BMNSC " or "Black Mountain".
Personally I favor supporting both organizations and I hope many others will also.  All of the trail work that we do also benefits bikers and hikers in warmer months.  So it's a good fit in my mind.

The website can be found here:
http://www.trailscouncil.org/

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