Merry Christmas! Hope everyone will have a Happy New Year as well.
Last month I mentioned that it may be possible that we would have a white Christmas. Well, that came true. But we also had the makings of an ice storm to go along with it. So far, the observations made at 4th of July suggest that the effects of the ice, rain and wind did not make a big mess of the trail grooming and clearing accomplished so far. But stay tuned for Goeff’s grooming reports, so you know what to expect if you are heading up to use the trails. The grooming crews are out this week trying to get things back into shape before the weekend, so I am fairly sure we will see a report very soon.
For those readers who may not have previously attended a club meeting. The club meets on the first Tuesday of every month from November thru April. The meetings are held at the “Community United Methodist Church” located at the intersection of Hanley and Ramsey in Coeur d’Alene (Address: 1470 W Hanley). Our next meeting will be on January 3rd at 7:00 PM.
This month, Nancy and Greg Lewis are going to give us a travel presentation. They do get around in the summer, so they graciously agreed to show us where and what they have been up too!
Also, at the club meeting we will go over the plans for the “Best Hand Fun Ski n’ Shoe”. As a reminder, January 7th. is a free ski day. Which means for 4th of July, parking stickers are not needed to park in the ski area parking lot. Registration and getting your first card will start at 10:30 AM, and prizes will be awarded at 1:30 PM.
FYI - There is still one vacancy for a volunteer to help distribute cards on the snowshoe route. Mike Zagar will be asking at the next club meeting to see if he can find a volunteer who wants to help.
We have been successful at getting donations for prizes from local stores. But we can always use more to help entice more people to participate in the club’s event in the future. If anyone wants to make a last-minute donation, please give it to Glenn Truscott at the warming hut on Saturday (Jan. 7th) morning. Donations do not need to be from stores. They can consist of home cooked dinners, outings on boats, rides on snowmobiles, fishing trips, or things you have made (like pies, cookies, hats, gloves, scarves). So, think about it. The more folks that get a prize that happier the crowd could be!
There will be hot chocolate and oranges available at the warming hut. But everyone is welcome to contribute snacks if they wish. If you want to bring along your own liquid refreshment that’s alright with us.
Lastly, I want to thank everyone in advance for helping make this year’s event happen. Since we always have fun doing it, this event is always successful no matter how many folks participate. I hope everyone will be there to enjoy a day of skiing and snowshoeing and hopefully leave with a prize.
See you at the club meeting January 3th. 7PM, Community United Methodist Church.
PS – Keep in mind “Rock Soup” event is also coming up in January. Mark your calendars for January 28th.
If you are not familiar with this event. It is when participants bring their favorite ingredient to the warming hut on Saturday morning, to be added to one of two pots to make soups. One pot contains only
vegetables. Then they go skiing or shoeing while the soups cook then return later to hot soup for lunch or brunch.