October Update

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Hello High Country Snowmobilers,

Hope everyone had a nice summer and in case you haven't seen the latest weather forecast, Snow is coming!

There are a few things starting to come together for this winter that I wanted to make you aware of.

First off, the club's board has agreed to start up the regular club meeting beginning in October. As you may be aware, the meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm, @ Q4U in Frisco. This month's meeting will be on Tuesday the 8th of October, hope to see you there.

Other snowmobile events, the Colorado Snowmobile Expo is being held Saturday and Sunday October 12th and 13th in Denver. New this year, the location will be held at the National Western Complex. Think more parking, more room for the swap meet. I'll be there to attend the quarterly CSA meeting on Saturday.

In club news, we have been approved by the Forest Service for an additional 3 miles of trail grooming at Spring Creek. This winter we will be allowed to groom further out and below Elliot Ridge and cut down thru the meadows and old logging roads to connect to the lower road. This will allow snowmobilers to have an easier access off the ridge in low light or white out conditions. It also lets us make a Figure 8 out of our groomed trails so we can use the snowcat's fuel more efficiently.

We will be planning on a trail work day or two for October. We need to trim a lot of branches on the new trails and perhaps do some other tree maintenance depending on who attends, (USFS?). Ross and I have already made a big dent on the tree and stump removal, but there is always more to do. At this point I have tentatively scheduled one work day for Sunday, October 20th, so get it on your schedule.

At the club meeting we will also be planning for our kickoff party and fundraiser for the 2014 snowmobile season, hope to see you there.

Rich Holcroft

President, High Country Snowmobile Club