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…

Next Scheduled Meeting

November 2nd, 2018

Our next scheduled meeting is November 7th, 2018. location  Silver Spur Meeting Room. Dinner at 6, meeting at 7.  

Check the home page for the agenda & more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of year ride

May 1st, 2018

The final ride for this season, the S & M ride is the 12th of May. 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.

 

Found Helmet

March 17th, 2018

If you were riding the Spread Creek area on Saturday the 10 of March and lost a helmet at the parking area, I have it. call Jerry at 295-4322 to identify.

2018 Club Rides

March 14th, 2018

The first club ride of 2018, Spruce Lakes. 9 participant enjoyed the 18 inches of un-touched powder. Smokies, fixins, and refreshments were the fare of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second club ride of 2018,Spread Creek. 9 participants enjoyed the fine weather and a ride to the border with smokies, fixins, & refreshments.

  

 

 

Grooming Schedule 2017-18

March 14th, 2018

Our Grooming has started, we hope to have a second groomer for our Spread, Whitetail, & Pete groomed routes. This should improve the quality of these groomed routes.

KEELER:  was groomed on the 30th. of December,  January 11th, January 23rd. The LMC groomer (second one) was used to groom Keeler on the 2nd of February, the 13 of February, and to the second bridge on February 22nd. groomed on March 8th, & 13.

SPREAD CREEK: Has been Groomed, lots of trees made the work time consuming 2/14. groomed again on 3/2, and is in excellent shape.

Whitetail is our new connecting route: Was groomed on 2/15 and 3/2

PETE CREEK: Groomed from Whitetail down to the trailhead on 2/15 and groomed to the turnaround on 3/1.

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 for this weekend 2-16–19

February 16th, 2018

Before going into to the backcountry to ride and play check the conditions at https://avalanche.org

We are anticipating some rapidly changing avalanche conditions going into the weekend with heavy snow and strong winds in the forecast. This new snow will be falling on weak layers that will likely cause dangerous avalanche conditions.

2018 Troy High School $500 dollar Scholarship

February 16th, 2018

The Troy Snowmobile Club is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior.

Applications are available at the Troy High School. the due date for applying is April 19th.

Second Groomer

February 12th, 2018

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

AVALANCHE TRAINING

January 31st, 2018

 

 

AVALANCHE EDUCATION  at the Keeler Shelter is complete and was a success.

20 + participants. A chili feed & hotdogs with all the fixens were provided