Snowshoe - Trail Maintenance - Dutchman-Todd Lake

  • 23 Jan 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


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Snowshoe Trail Maintenance
Tuesday January 23rd
8:30 to 3ish

Last week's kick-off of in-season maintenance of the snowshoe trails began at Swampy with Dave Alward, Kurt Keasy, Kelly Eager, Chuck DelCamre, Gary Evans, Bill Silliman, Christie Crowe, Dennis Damici, Kurt Koegler and Bob Timmer. We all headed  counter-clockwise on the Porcupine Snowshoe trail to shoe the new Summit Bypass trail for the first time after its completion last fall. The extra height from the snow let us trim higher for marker visibility. After work on  Summit Bypass, the group divided into two teams so we could check and clear all of the Porcupine Snowshoe Trail segments. Several saplings and a few blowdown were cleared..

This Tuesday, January 23rd, we will head to the Dutchman & Todd Lake Trails. Our goals for the day were to clear any blowdown, replace any missing reassurance markers and trim for marker visibility. We've had a couple of reports of missing markers. No reports of blowdown. We will try to start from Dutchman Sno-Park, but if we are unable to get parking, will have to continue to Mt Bachelor and go through the Common Corridor. The snowshoe will be 5 1/2 miles round-trip from Dutchman.


  • Tuesday January 23rd
    • Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Meet at Bend Parks and Recreation 799 Sw Columbia (by the kayak round-a-bout) at 8:30 AM 
    • Group up and drive to Dutchman sno-park. Try to find parking, if not we will proceed to Mt Bachelor and proceed through the Common Corridor
    • Snowshoes are a must.. You might want gaiters as we might be breaking trail
    • Please bring regular PPE (hardhat, gloves, glasses, long sleeve shirt, etc) Let me know if you me to bring extra. 
    • Bring a hand saw, I will have a couple of pole saws, x-cut, katanaboy saw, and extra hand saws
    • 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.

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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