Panhandle Nordic Club of North Idaho

Last Meeting until November will April 1, 7:00 PM  at the Fire Station on 15th at Cherry Hill Park.

This will be out Spring / Summer activity planning meeting for outings such as hiking, biking, paddling.  Bring your suggestions.  See Post under “Latest News” to the right.

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March 14: Fourth of July Conditions 

Glenn Truscott and I skied and walked (due to sheer ice) part of the Fourth of July trails yesterday.  As expected there are bare areas on west faces along Havin Fun and Loose Moose.  Likely the Swoop and the first part of Elderberry had bare areas as well.  In sheltered areas there is a foot or more of snow until you get up to Skateaway.  From that elevation up deep snow remains. There is one bare to icy area on lower Skywalker.  The snow is still good on Twisted Klister and all the upper area runs (Skywalker Eagle Run and Moonrunner) and trails (Makin Tracks, Joe D’s Jump, and Ski & Shoe)  Beyond the Killarney Road junction on Moonrunner, tracked vehicles used by the crews that repaired the Killarney Mountain beacon have damaged the groomed surface. On clear cold mornings like yesterday, the surface is frozen up and cast iron hard.  Later in the day it softens up. We recommend trips later in the day.

The rain today may put some new snow down on the upper runs. The warm conditions continue to preclude grooming.  It is unlikely this late in March that conditions will swing back to those conducive to grooming.  Since the lower area is so icy with bare spots, Glenn and I removed the Kiosk and closed the two gates at the main entrance. The upper trails and runs are accessible from the top of the hill and are protected by the road closure.

Geoff Harvey, Area Manager

See The Map Section in the menu above for trail names and maps.
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The club has purchased the new groomer for the Fourth of July Area. It is carefully stored with the Forest Service awaiting sufficient snow to accumulate up on the ski area. About everybody in the group contributed to this milestone. Some made direct cash contributions that lifted us over the financial hurdle. For five years many worked the station at the Coeur d’Alene Marathon and stayed around to clean up the race route to build our savings account towards this goal. Many more contributed through their membership dues. The club gives its thanks to all of you who helped out. Now it is time, snow permitting, to enjoy the groomed trails this machine and its kin will create.

 


 
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