On the schedule we have an outing to Farragut State Park next weekend. A short synopsis for your perusing:
Meet at Hayden Super One parking lot, east side, at 8:45am, if you wish to carpool out to the Park. We will leave at 9:00am to drive the short 20 minutes out to the Visitors Center parking lot in the park. If you do not want to carpool, just meet us there. You will need a parking pass; if you did not buy the annual pass, you can buy one at the Visitor Center that day($7 Idaho resident, $14 non-resident). This is NOT the Park and Ski pass, but a State Park Pass.
Depending on the conditions, we will break into groups and decide what we want to do. It is always best to go into the Visitors center and buy a current trail map ($1-2) as the trail system is tricky,and get a winter activity map. Often on the weekends the trails from the Visitor Center are crowded. I myself prefer the North Side Fat Bike trails that start from Thimbleberry parking lot, just a short half mile up the highway from the Visitors Center. Those trails are multiple use for skis, snowshoes, bikes and dogs. Often there is not a groomed track at Thimbleberry; if that is important to your skiing, you will need to use the Visitor Center trails.
Now, about the conditions......Right now there is not enough snow for skiing, but the forecast holds out a little hope for fresh snow this week. So we will just have to wait and see. I usually bring my skis, snowshoes and walking cables, just so I'm ready for whatever.
We will recreate for 2-3 hours and then, for those who are inclined, we can go down to Bayview and have a nice meal at the Captain's Table restaurant.
Anyone else who would like to join, please contact me at: Nancy Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org 208-451-4649
See you out on the trail!!