End of year ride

April 1st, 2020

the virus issues could possibly halt our activity. If we are able to hold the ride use SOCIAL DISTANCING of 6ft. for the health of all of us.

The final ride for this season, the S & M ride is date to be determined. Meet at the shelter around noon,  leave the unloading location by  10am. Hope to see you there it’ll be a blast.

Depending on the snowmelt, unloading could be an issue depending how far we can drive up the road.

 

Next Scheduled Meeting

March 24th, 2020

Our next scheduled meeting is April 1st 2020. This meeting has been cancelled. 

An Agenda to follow soon.

The Board Elections will be postponed to a later date. 

Bills will need to be payed.

Once you see the agenda, if  you questions please call me at 295-4322

Check the home page for the agenda & more.

 

 

 

The 2020 Troy High School $500 dollar contribution to the Senior graduation party has been sent.

March 24th, 2020

Grooming Schedule 2019-20

March 20th, 2020

Our Grooming is  underway at  Keeler,   Spread, Whitetail.  Pete  Creek. With two groomers, this should improve the quality of these groomed routes.

KEELER:  Keeler has been groomed 8 times, March 18th the most recent.

SPREAD CREEK:  Groomed twice.

Whitetail groomed twice.

PETE CREEK: once.

The North/Beetle Creek route will no longer be groomed, but is still an open route connecting Spread & Pete Creek.

Before going into to the backcountry to ride and play check the conditions at

 http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/

this is a change from last years avalanche forecasting.

The Bridge is back in place, allows access to Cheer & Spruce.

 

 

Avalanche Advisory information is available, and will be updated for this weekend

March 16th, 2020

Before going into to the backcountry to ride and play check the conditions at

http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche

We are anticipating some  changing avalanche conditions going into the weekend with possible snow and  winds in the forecast. The new snow has  fallen on weak layers that will likely cause dangerous avalanche conditions.

2020 Club Rides

March 11th, 2020

As this season matures we will list our club rides. So you may enjoy a destination with club & family members.

Our 2nd Club Ride is scheduled for Saturday March 21st. to Buckhorn.

We will meet at the bowling alley at 10 AM and should arrive at the Meadow Creek Trailhead by 10:30 AM. We look forward to enjoying the area and the friendship of club & family members.  See you there.

pictures from our February 15th. 2020 ride to Spruce Lakes

Ride to the border 2018

  

 

AVALANCHE TRAINING

January 20th, 2020

2020 AVALANCHE EDUCATION/TRAINING  at  the Keeler Shelter had 30 plus attendees. An excellent turnout.

pictures from our 2020 training

 

 

TRAIL PASS

December 1st, 2019

A trail pass is required for groomed trails. The cost is $20 for 2 years. For out of state riders, the yearly fee is $35, no trail pass required. THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD.  You will receive a ticket for non- compliance… Available in Troy at the Booze & Bait, the Yaak Mercantile, The Snowmobile dealers in Libby, or on line at the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks site https://app.mt.gov/als/index/index.html

KEELER CHANGES

November 5th, 2018

Keeler Trail Changes: The USFS IPNF, has removed the gate and placed 3 foot boulders where the gate was on the Keeler Trail just past the saddle (in Idaho) Use the bypass located just before the gate area till we have 5 ft. of snow . Beyond the gate, the USFS has attempted to return the terrain to a natural state.

Caution: as a result, obstacles have been inserted into what was a road. use caution when trying to navigate this area. It’s best to use a workaround on the up hill side when snow conditions are not sufficient to adequately cover these boulders…

Second Groomer

February 12th, 2018

A 1993 LMC is our second groomer and is scheduled for the YAAK area trails.