Updated - Snowshoe - Pre-season Trail Maintenance

  • 7 Nov 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


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Snowshoe Trail Maintenance
Tuesday November 7th
8:30 to 1ish

A few inches of snow on the Porcupine Snowshoe Trail at Swampy Sno-Park greeted Christie Crowe, Dennis DeLapp, David Alward, Kelley Cleman, and Gary Evans as we continued pre-season work. Thanks to earlier scouting by Christie, we were able to proceed clockwise to the Shelter Tie and return via the Porcupine Tie. 22 blowdown were cut along with brushing and trimming for sign visibility. A few missing reassurance markers were replaced. All of the trails at Swampy are ready for the season; at least until the next storm. Thanks to Dennis for photos and for David and Christie for driving. 

Gary headed out to Edison last week and cleared 18 logs from the Tesla trail at Edison...Thank you Gary! Though there remain 3 to cut and a need for brushing, given the weather forecast, we will head to Meissner to do the Short & Long Loop, totaling 3  miles. I don't have scouting on this trail. We'll go with a pole saw and x-cuts as it generally has not be bad. I also expect it to be a shorter day.


  • Tuesday November 7th
    • The updated NOAA forecast for Tuesday at Meissner: Snow showers, mainly before 4pm. High near 39. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Plan -  Meet at Cascade Lakes Forest Service Welcome Center at 8:30 AM 
    • Group up and drive to sno-park
    • Check for missing signs and clearing any blowdown (X-cut - Katana saws)
    • Please bring regular PPE (hardhat, gloves, glasses, long sleeve shirt, etc) Let me know if you me to bring extra.
    • Expect to return to town around 1PM
Please either sign-up here or email me at bobtimmer@yahoo.com to  let me know if you are if you are interested in helping.

Also, it is time to continue scouting the snowshoe trails. If you are interested, please let me know so we don't duplicate efforts. Status of the Snowshoe Trails is updated on this spreadsheet.

Questions, email me or give me a call at 903-477-2168

Thanks for your support of the trails!!

Bob TImmer

The Central Oregon Nordic Club, PO Box 744, Bend, OR 97709, is chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Email: conordicclub@gmail.com

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