Panhandle Nordic Club of North Idaho
Summer Activities Planning Meeting in Small Meeting Room April 4, 6:30 pm
Grooming Report March 9, 2017 4th of July Area Given the current and forecast weather it will not be possible to effectively groom the area for this weekend. With daytime temperatures forecast in the forties and in the fifties early next week the snow pack will be too warm. Under these conditions the machines bog down and overhead while pulling groomers. Even if the pack is cold enough we also have to consider if the following weather won’t rain our work out. As we get into March, the weather gets more and more dicey, but if we get the conditions we will groom up to April.
There is still plenty of snow out there and past conditions have crystallized the pack making for excellent over the pack skiing or snowshoe conditions especially in the morning hours. This is the time to get off the trails as long as you are aware of any potential slide conditions.
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Report – Avondale Golf Course: The track at Avondale is still good for classic skiing, but new snow has made skating difficult. We are currently folding up the grooming effort at Avondale for the year.
As many of you know the snowshoe hut up on the Twisted Klister System was not up to supporting the three and a half feet of wet snow that started the 2015-2016 ski and snowshoe season. It’s failure deprived trail users last year of a warming hut on that part of the Fourth of July System. The hut has been replaced with a new design constructed around one and a half inch steel pipe (see pictures). It was a design initially suggested by the late Dennis Eular and resembles very much a sheepherders wagon minus the wheels. As you can see it features a door, and is more roomy than it predecessor with headroom up its very sides.. We tested the stove after setting it up and it heats the hut quickly. From Geoff Harvey
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Club meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month through April.
If you’re unfamiliar with the area and would like to attend a club meeting, take Miles Ave exit off of Highway 95 in Hayden and head east going towards Hayden Lake. The address is 10745 N Avondale Loop, Hayden 83835. For additional information regarding the Panhandle Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club check out the rest of this website and also our Facebook page at Facebook.com/PanhandleNordicClub. Memberships are $20 per individual of for a family and can be sent to Panhandle Nordic Club, PO Box 2583, Hayden ID 83835 or purchased at club meetings.
$20.00 per household. Click Here for Membership Application.
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