As march approaches it looks like the chances for spring skiing and snowshoeing may be coming sooner then later. As far as the trails are concern, things couldn’t be looking better for the moment. With the arrival of some greatly needed snow acouple of weeks ago, the grooming crew finally had the chance to catch up with getting the trails in great shape. So my thanks to everyone who had the time to help out. Lets all hope we get a few more snow shower events to help keep everything going through March. P.S. - I encourage everyone to spend as much time as you can at 4th of July to take advantage of the conditions while they last.
As a reminder, Roberta Truscott would really appreciate it if everyone would bring your YA I DU SKI tally sheets to the meeting next week (March 3rd) and turn them in to her.. And if you have a certificate already, bring it along also. At Aprils meeting we will make time for the awards ceremony, so she needs to have them in order to prepare for the April meeting.
Speaking of the April meeting (April 7th) , If you hadn’t heard we will again hold our last meeting of the season at the Pizza Factory. Randy may have already made the reservations, and if so, it will start at 0630 to give everyone a chance to order and munch down on their pizza before we get the meeting agenda started. As always, we will be trying to develop a list of summer hikes, river floats, picnics or other activities for everyone to enjoy if they have the time. So, be thinking of ideas you might want to offer.
The next event of the winter schedule happens to be the snowshoe trek I volunteered to lead. Due to a conflict In my schedule I have had to change the date (weekend) to Saturday March 14th. The route I want to take will include shoeing up to the snowshoe warming hut, then after taking a break and building a fire, continue on out the “Makin Tracks” trail and returning to the hut on either the “New Shoe” or “Ski and Shoe” trails, or “Skywalker/Twisted Klister” option. I will get a sign-up sheet out on the table Tuesday evening for anyone who might want to participate. Incase you haven’t travel those routes in the past I will include a map of the route/s and other info about event with the sign-up sheet. The good news is the snow up in that area should still be in pretty good shape for several weeks to come, so snowshoeing and/or skiing should still be possible that weekend.
Amy Anderson from KEA will be coming to the club meeting Tuesday evening to present their groups "Water Keeper Program". So if your interested in issues associated with Coeur d'Alene Lake and possibly how they should be addressed, I encourage you to be there.
See ya there!