Thanks to Skips efforts, with help from a few volunteers, preparations for grooming are well under way. The trails were cleared and the snowmobile and groomer shelters have been setup. He also installed six new trail signs and nine trail maps.
Come the 15th of December, and enough snow, the gates on the main road (i.e. Road 614) will be closed and the gates on Twisted Klister, the inner loop and Eagle Run will be opened and the grooming will begin. So keep your hopes up for a big storm in the next few weeks.
In November’s letter it was mentioned that the snowshoe warming hut was not going to be put up this season due to COVID-19 concerns. The board revisited the decision and decided that as long as it is signed with the same warnings it wouldn’t be any different than the Panhandle Hut. So in the near future the snowshoe hut will be going up.
Several members have come forward and volunteered to join the crews that groom and patrol the trails. Two will be joining the groomer crew and one will be helping Nancy and others patrol the trails to provide user information this season. So you will be seeing some new faces on the snowmobiles or wearing the trail patrol vests this year. So cheer them on for the efforts they are putting in to make 4th of July a pleasant experience.
Last month, a call was put out for ideas to create a winter activities schedule. Up to now there have been no ideas offered. So once again, if you have any ski or snowshoe activities in mind that you wouldn’t mind others sharing the day with you on let Karen, Randy or I know. If you wish, one or all of us can help you get the word out to the membership.
The Club recently received a donation of two pairs of cross country skis that are in very good condition. The donation consists of two sets, complete with poles and boots - one set for a man and another for a woman. These are available for free to the first person(s) that claims them. You can take either pair or both but cannot break a package (i.e. Just take the skis or boots separately). Specifics are:
Ski brand: Fisher; length: approximately 78 inches (same for either pair)
Binding brand: men’s pair: Salomon, women’s pair: Rottafella
Shoe brand/size: men’s: Salomon, size 44 (Euro); women’s: Alpina, size 40 (Euro).
Both pair of skis are the waxable kind and the packages include various waxes and an iron for wax smoothing.
If you are interested call Mike Zagar at 208/610-3894.
FYI - If you are interested in getting new equipment this year, the board was informed that the Ski Shack in Hayden may not be offering X-country ski equipment this season. But it was also reported that Fitness Fanatics may be a good place to shop as they have a good supply of new and used.
If you have a snow dance that will get us some snow, feel
free to start doing it. For at least the 3,000 ft. elevation and above!