4/12/21: A fire-starting bag, full of items, was found at the snowshoe hut while it was being taken down for the snow-free months. Please describe it to claim it. -----Skip (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Now that the weather is changing and the opportunities at 4th of July have started to decline, I hope everyone had the chance to enjoy the winter season one last time.
If you weren’t already aware of it the signs and barricades have been removed for the season, the gates have been opened on Skywalker (Road 614) and grooming is no longer being performed. But if you still want to get in a little more snowshoeing or skiing there could still be enough snow on the higher elevation trails. At least there was last week.
It’s now time to start thinking about the summer and activity events that might be of interest. Goeff Harvey has volunteered his services to develop a summer activities list/schedule. With that said, if anyone has ideas for hikes or canoe and/or kayak trips please send your ideas to him at “email@example.com”. To be on the safe side, COVID speaking, the board thought that group events should not be scheduled to occur before July. But if folks want to propose outdoor activities for earlier than July and Goeff agrees, he might be willing to schedule them for an earlier date. But it will be at his discretion.
With the high probability that by next Fall the vaccination program will have significantly reduce the possibility of getting COVID , the board has agreed to start meeting at the KROC center again. Randy will be making contact with the center to get our reservation established. Hopefully everyone will be looking forward to monthly meetings with guest speakers again. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining, let them know the meetings will begin again in November.
Skip and Goeff will be looking for volunteers for several projects in the coming months. The first will be the removal the snowshoe warming hut. Skip will be trying to get this accomplished before the roads are clear enough to drive in. So he will be looking for help sometime in the near future.
Geoff and/or Skip will also be trying to get work parties together for a variety of trail maintenance projects later this spring or during the summer. One of the first will be to clear the snowshoe trails of the remaining windfalls from the winters wind storms. So if you are available to help, stay tuned for messages from them in the coming months.
As a reminder, Ya-I-Du-Ski & shoe was not been forgotten. If you’ve kept track of the kilometers that you accomplished during the 20/21 season be ready to turn them in at the first meeting in November. They will be tallied up before the December meeting and awards will be made. FYI - Roberta Truscott asked that you keep your 20/21 accomplishments separated from any you may acquire early in the 21/22 season.
Well for now, that is about it for the 2020/21 winter season. Hopefully everyone will be looking forward to meeting at the KROC center again next Fall to start a new (more normal) ski and snowshoe season at 4th of July. Have a great summer!