Snowshoe - Pre-season Trail Maintenance

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


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Snowshoe Trail Maintenance
Tuesday November 14th
8:30 to 3ish

Trailwork Recap

On Tuesday, just a trace of snow on the Short & Long Loop Snowshoe trails at Meissner greeted Christie Crowe, Kurt Keasey, Larry Cohen, David Alward, Chuck Delcamber, David Damici, James Arneson and Gary Evans as we continued pre-season work. Proceeding towards the Meissner Shelter, the group was divided into two 2-person sawyer teams and a group focused on brushing and sign maintenance.  24 blowdown were cut. Numerous sections along the far end of the Long Loop were brushed.  A dozen brackets and 6 individual reassurance markers were added, mainly along the Long Loop.  Two of the older "You Are Here Maps" were replaced. A third YAH map and backing board needs to be replaced with non-wood backing, after becoming too tasty to a local porcupine.  Thanks to David and Christie for driving. 

Updated - Upcoming Plans

Gary headed out to Edison last week and cleared 18 logs from the Tesla trail at Edison...Thank you Gary! There remain 3 to cut and a need for brushing, so we will head to Edison on Tuesday to finish clearing, brushing, and installing some markers on  the Tesla Trail. This will be a longer day as Tesla is a 5 mile loop.

Sunday 11/12 Update - Stopped by Edison today and not a trace of snow at the sno-park. Thin, residual snow is in the trees and north-facing slopes at the Sunriver Turnoff, so we might have a little snow at the western portion of Tesla where elevation reaches 5,500'.  The updated forecast (below) remains favorable.


  • Tuesday November 14th
    • The updated NOAA forecast for Tuesday at Edison: A slight chance of rain and snow before 7am, then a chance of rain. Snow level 5500 feet rising to 6500 feet in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • 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)
    • There will likely be snow on the far end of the Tesla trail.
    • 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 3PM

Please either sign-up here or email me at 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.

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