Snowshoe - Trail Maintenance - Swampy Summit Bypass

  • 5 Mar 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM


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Snowshoe Trail Maintenance
Tuesday March 5th
8:30 to noonish

Trailwork last week was on the the Porcupine Snowshoe Trail; more specifically the Summit Bypass trail with installation of permanent junction signs. Dave Alward, Gary Evans, Kelly Eager, Kurt Keasy, Mike Bodell, Chuck DelCambre, Bill Lumbert-Silliman and Bob TImmer headed up Telemark (AKA Porcupine) Butte; shoeing through 12" of fresh snow. Temperatures were in the high 20's, wind was calm, and the sky was blue. We were joined by Brooke and Matt from Central Oregon Daily News who graciously came along to document the work of CONC's trail volunteers.  We look forward to their upcoming TV segment.

This Tuesday, March 5th, we will return to the Summit Bypass trail at Swampy to see how the trimming and related work held up with the new accumulation. A few places along the trail were fairly narrow, making passage more difficult. This will be a time to look at options to make the trail more sustainable through the winter season. We will not go beyond the Summit Bypass and likely be back to the sno-park by noonish.


  • Tuesday March 5th (NOAA Forecast)
    • Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 29. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

  • Meet at Bend Parks and Recreation 799 Sw Columbia (by the kayak round-a-bout) at 8:30 AM 
    • Group up and drive to Swampy sno-park.
    • Snowshoes are a must.. You might want gaiters as there will be fresh snow  and 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. 
    • Hand saws and pole saws. 
    • Expect to return to town around 1PM

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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