Greetings! Nearly half the winter season is gone and quite the season it’s been. Storms that brought down lots of trees, and snow the piles up then fades away. All said and done, it still hasn’t been too bad for winter sports. A little slick perhaps!
We were able to finally pull off the Best Hand event. The weather couldn’t have been better, as it turned out to be a nice day. No Rain, No wind and a pleasant temperature. Only issue, trails were a little faster than a lot of folks would have preferred. The event its self was very successful, around 40 skiers and snowshoers participated and the club was able to add some funding to the trail and facility maintenance program. I want to reiterate my thanks to all those who participated and helped in making the day a success.
Most of you have probably seen the grooming reports that Geoff has put out. If not, progress is being made on getting the trails in shape again. But there is a lot of down trees to remove before everything can be routinely groomed again. At least it was possible to get the inner loop and Loose Moose cleared and ready for the Best Hand event. If you are planning to use Elderberry or Eagle run in the near future, just be aware that you may run into a few down trees. Likewise, if you want to head out towards Rose Saddle you may encounter a few in the last mile or so.
Some windfall clearing has been accomplished on the snowshoe trails. But users should expect to run into some trees that haven’t been removed yet. From what I hear, unless there are recently fallen trees, it is possible to get over or around most of the windfalls that haven’t been removed yet.
If anyone wants to help out, let Goeff know so he can work you into the weekly plans. Otherwise, the groomer gang will keep hammering away at it till we catch up.
Since the Best Hand event was delayed, the calendar of events has been pushed a bit closer together. As a reminder, Rock Soup is scheduled for February 5th. Guess what, that’s next Saturday! Hope a lot of you can make it. The board members will try to have the cooking stoves and pots ready to go for whatever ingredients folks want to add to the soup/s. For those who want to stick with vegetable soup only, there will be a pot dedicated to vegetables only. Since the monthly club meeting is this coming Tuesday (February 1st) It gives us an opportunity to talk about the plan for the event in advance. Hope to see you there!
The board is still looking for ideas for other outing ideas for February and/or March. If anyone would like scheduled one let a member know. We’ll do our part to get the word out so it can happen.
As a reminder there may still be a chance to sign up for the Palouse Divide weekend. If you haven’t already contacted her, give Marty McCain a call @ 208 819 0403 or see her at the club meeting on Tuesday.
For the presentation this month, Nancy and Greg Lewis volunteered to give us a show about Alaska. Sounds like it might be very interesting. Hope everyone can make.
See You Tuesday Night at 7.