If you missed the last general meeting, you missed a good one! Special thanks to Greg Koch from NOAA, and Gary Allard, who hosted him. He gave a great presentation on on winter season and la nina. He answered a bunch of questions and did a great job! We all learned a lot! We're in a weak la nina, with a 55% chance of above average precip and below average temps = SNOW! The image to the right shows above average precip for a 3 month period in north Idaho!
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation annually provides multiple avalanche training sessions that are free for the public to attend. They have their schedule posted, and I'll include it here and provide you a link to their website.
New stories about a road closure on the Salmon Challis. Check it out on the Lands page.
Protecting snowmobile access in Idaho
Click on the Groomer Report for the latest news, as of December 15th, they're firing up and starting to groom the trails!
The Christmas party was a great success, thanks to everyone who participated and brought something for our meal!
The Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club is offering $1,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who burned down the Skitwish warming hut! Any information, please contact the Kootenai County Sheriff and mention this website and advertisement. The burning of the warming hut is considered arson and a significant crime. Please help us in putting closure to the incident and setting an example that this kind of behavior is not acceptable.
This is a substantial financial loss and loss for our recreational community. Here is the article in the Spokesman concerning the news:
The Skitwish Warming Hut burned down sometime between Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 12:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said in a report this evening.
The hut is situated off Forest Service Road 202 near Marie Saddle. That's south of Honeysuckle Campground below Skitwish Peak.
"During this time frame a red or maroon 1990’s Ford Ranger, or similar type pickup, was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed occupied by two people," the Sheriff's report said. "The vehicle was also observed driving around a secured gate in the Wolf Lodge area."
Contact Sgt. Will Klinkefus to offer any information on this event, by email: email@example.com or by telephone at (208) 446-1300.