The snow is hanging in there at 4th of July, with any luck there will be a little more before the Spring melt begins. Hopefully it, and future additions, will be enough so that it sticks around through March.
FYI – we’ve learned that the Methodist Church may soon be asking groups that use the facility to secure liability insurance. Since this would no doubt result in additional costs for the club, the subject will be brought up at the March club meeting. We will be looking for a vote to see what everyone thinks about the idea of getting a policy or looking for a new venue. So don’t be surprised if the subject is brought up after the presentation.
For March the Club meeting will still be held at the Community Methodist Church. It will start a 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 7th.
Speaking of this month’s presentation, Phil Hough will be filling us in on the latest about the plans for the Scotchman Peak roadless area. For those not familiar with it, Scotchman Peak is located on the north end of Pend d’ Oreille Lake. It is noted for a trail system that climbs up to a Forest Service Lookout. Sometimes there are mountain goats hanging around along the trail or near the lookout. If you’re not already familiar with the area, this is your chance to hear more about it.
For those of you who have been or want to participate in the YA-I-DU-SKI AND SNOWSHOE activity, Roberta Truscott will be looking for your tally sheets at or before the March club meeting. If you need one, the Tally sheet is located on the Members Page in the WEB site. If you haven’t started one, but have been keeping track of your skiing or snowshoe accomplishments, you should make a copy of the sheet and fill it in. Then, either email it to Roberta at (email@example.com) or bring it to the March Club meeting.
You may notice that the title on the accomplishment tally sheet shows “2020-2021 Ski Season”. Don’t worry about it. Just cross it out and enter 2022-2023. Someday we’ll get it updated to the current years.
FYI – the upcoming event for March is the annual trip up to Nordman Airstrip (@ Priest Lake) for Cross Country Skiing. The event is currently scheduled for Saturday, March 11th. Scott Goddard, who volunteered to lead the event, will probably be sending out a message about signing-up for the event or changes in plans if necessary soon. His availability may have changed for being able to lead or participate by the 11th. Stay tuned for more news about this event.
Based on the list we created at the beginning of the season, Nordman is the final group event the club had schedule for this season. Since there may still be enough snow through March for skiing or snowshoeing, If anyone wants to lead one more event later in the month let the board know. We’ll try to help you get the word out.
See you on the 7th!
PS – if you hadn’t seen other notices. Jim McMillen received and was trying to pass on that the Palouse Divide Nordic Club was promoting a Loppet at Bald mountain this weekend.
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