2017 Club Ride

February 17th, 2017

The Club ride scheduled for Saturday the 25th has been cancelled. the weather is iffy at best, and the road to Lynx Creek is icy, not a good combination. We’ll plan another ride when the conditions improve.  Sorry.

The first club ride of 2017 is scheduled for Saturday,  February  18th. ALL ARE INVITED

We will meet at the bowling alley at 10 am, and decide on 2 options,

1. Lynx Creek to Jeep Trail and around to No-see-um, back to Rabbit O’Brien, returning back to the Lynx Trailhead about 31 miles.

2. Spruce Lakes, leave Keeler Trailhead, go to Spruce Lakes/Cheer Trail, head to Spruce Lakes,  return by the same route. About 27 miles.

Note: as always, bring your own lunch and beverage. Weather conditions may force a change in our plans, if so, members will be notified by e-mail.

Run to the Shelter Fun Run

February 10th, 2017

A fun run to the shelter is scheduled for February 25th.

Registration will between 8:30 & 10:00 am, at the Keeler trailhead. The  cost is $5.00 per hand if participating.

You must be a member of a club to participate. membership forms will be available at registration. Also locals, make sure you have a trail pass, or if your from out of state, an out of state permit.

Chili, hot dogs and the fixens feed at the shelter for all who attend. The three winners will be announced at the shelter at 1:00 pm.

Flyers promoting this event are posted at many area locations

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Grooming Schedule 2016-17

February 10th, 2017

KEELER:  groomed 6 times  from pony on the 5th of December . Groomed on the 16th & the 29th of December, Also groomed on the 11th & 25th of January.  We groomed on February 8th, there is 3 feet of new snow, and off trail travel could be a stuck-fest.  Check the KNF avalanche forecast, it’s extremely high on slopes over 30 degrees. use caution & common sense!!!!

SPREAD CREEK: Scheduled for grooming in February

Whitetail is our new connecting route, and will be groomed in February.  The North/Beetle Creek route will no longer be groomed, but is still an open route connecting Spread & Pete Creek.

PETE CREEK: Scheduled for grooming in February

 

 

 

Next Scheduled Meeting

February 3rd, 2017

Our next meeting is March 1st, at the County shop office 7 PM.

Check the home page for the agenda & more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVALANCHE TRAINING

February 2nd, 2017

WHERE:                                                                   WHEN:

Libby Middle High School Library                 February 15th at 6 P.M

These presentations will be brought to you by the Kootenai National Forest and the Flathead Avalanche Center.  They are free and open to all ages.

For questions contact Ben Bernall at the Three Rivers Ranger District (406)295-4693

Terry Crooks has informed me that their annual avalanche class will be at the DTSAR Barn in Libby.  Class begins at 7PM on Friday the 27th of January (2-3 hours of lecture/slides) and the field day they will meet at 7AM January 28th at the SAR Barn and travel to Turner Mt. for the field day.  It is free as always.   For questions you can contact Terry Crooks at 293-1618.  He’s a great guy and will be happy to answer any questions you have.

 

Additionally the flyer for entry level avalanche awareness course, “know before you go”, lists times , dates & locations.   Note: this not a substitute for the David Thompson Search & rescue class, but rather a very entry level class.

 

TRAIL PASS

October 24th, 2016

A trail pass is required for groomed trails. The cost is $18 for 3 years. THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD.  You will receive a ticket for non- compliance… Available in Troy at the Booze & Bait, the Yaak Mercantile, or on line at the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks site https://app.mt.gov/als/index/index.html

Run to the Border Club Ride

February 29th, 2016
Fun Run Staging

Fun Run Stagging

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Border

Hidden Creek stop

Hidden Creek stop

Fun run to the border is scheduled for Saturday February 27th,  meet at 9:00 AM at the bowling alley. Option for Half & Half, Head to Spread Creek Trailhead.  Stops along the way, all are welcome, hope to see you there..  Bring your own smokies/brats & refreshments, we’ll provide the BBQ/fire + see the flyers for this event.

 

Results: there were 19 participants 9 from Troy & 10 From Libby, Bob & Lorrene Hinson won the 50/50. 

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Avalanche Training

January 23rd, 2016
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Avalanche awareness class January 22nd. at the David Thompson Search & rescue Barn in Libby at 7pm. (classroom session). The field session is Saturday January 23rd. at the Keeler shelter 10 am.

Make sure you take advantage of this avalanche training opportunity.

The Troy Snowmobile Club will be providing chili and or chili dogs after the field session on Saturday.

Excellent turnout !!!  50 people attended the field session. participants were from Troy, Libby, Eureka, Sanders county, Spokane.

Avalanche Advisory

January 16th, 2016

Take the time to read the avalanche advisory for the Kootenai NF. To access the site go to the home page and click on the Kootenai Avalanche Advisory.

Keeler: Off Season vs. Snow Season

April 15th, 2011

Comparison of the Warming Hut off season and during the snow season.