I hope you are all doing your snow dance and praying for snow. I’ve had a few rides so far this season and caught some good snow at Rabbit Ears a few weeks ago, but this warm weather is getting ridiculous. I refuse to bring out the dirt bike and have my fingers crossed for some snow this Saturday for our first club ride this weekend.
We are planning to meet at the Dumont Lake Trailhead at Rabbit Ears at 10am, this Sunday, the 7th of January.
We will also be having our club meeting next Tuesday the 9th at Q4U in Frisco.
The CSA convention is coming up in Grand Lake January 19-21.Grand Lake has gotten some decent snow out of the past few storms, so while you might not be riding around town, the riding on the trails should be good.
I haven’t heard if Leadville will be hosting their High Altitude Drag Races again or if Meeker will host the White River Rumble Race. As snow is limited across the State, I am sure they are waiting for more snow to make their decisions. As soon as I hear some more information, I will pass it along.
Grooming Update: Our groomers have been anxiously waiting for enough snow to bring the cat out at Spring Creek. So far, the logging company is still cutting and hauling timber. Reports are that sections of the upper road are ridable, but the lower road is plowed to dirt. We have spoken to the loggers and they are planning to keep working until the snow drives them away.
In order to protect the tracks on our snowcat, we won’t be grooming until we get enough snow to make it to the upper road.
Club Rides: Don’t put away those snowmobiles yet, in addition to this weekend’s ride, we still have rides on the schedule for February 18th and March 18th. Once we start getting snow we can talk about adding additional rides to help make up for the slow start to the season.
As a reminder for the new folks, our club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 pm. At Q4U in Frisco.
Thanks and I hope to see you on the snow!
Rich Holcroft, President
High Country Snowmobile Club