Hello High Country Snowmobilers,
Club Meetings: As a reminder for the new folks, our club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 pm. at Bakers Brewery in Silverthorne.
We will be having our January club ride this Sunday the 20th at the Flattops. The plan is to meet at the Coffee Pot road trailhead outside of Dotsero. To get to the trailhead, go west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit 133. Head north on the Colorado River Rd about 1 ¾ miles and make a left on FSR 600. Please be ready to ride by 10am.
Several members will be attending the Colorado Snowmobile Association convention in Gunnison February 8-10.
Our next club meeting will be February 12 at Bakers Brewery in Silverthorne at 6pm.
The February club ride will be on the 17th.
Our social coordinator, Dave Garrett is researching options for an overnight weekend ride in the beginning of March. We will send out destination and lodging options as soon as we get them.
Jared, Jeff and Larry have been out grooming in our old Bombardier BR275. Hopefully this will be the last week in that cat since we have sold it to On the Trail Rentals from Grand Lake. After several delays trying to sell our cat to the Frasier tubing hill, and having them try to reduce the purchase price, Ross listed our cat for sale online. Luckily we received multiple offers above the Frasier sale price. Nick with on the Trail Rentals came out and did a test drive with Jared and made us his best and final offer. Thanks to Ross and Jared’s leg work, the club was able to put an additional $4,500 into the bank account.
Now that we can write a check to pay the balance on our invoice from Mtn States Snowcats, we hope to have delivery of our 2011 Prinoth Bison X in the next few days.
In other grooming news, the loggers have packed up for the year and we will start grooming the lower road at Spring Creek during our next round of grooming. Since they are out for the season, we can build our snow berm and keep wheeled traffic off the trails. While the first mile of trail has been great to ride this season compared to years past, it will be nice to have the entire trail available for grooming.
When you are riding spring Creek, be sure to make sure the Avalanche Beacon Checkpoint is picking up your avalanche beacon’s signal. The sign has really sophisticated electronics that actually test the tolerances of your beacon to make sure they meet manufacturer specs. It is a whole lot better than just turning it on and making sure it beeps.
Thanks again to Alpine Motorsports in Kremmling for sponsoring the checkpoint for our third season.
Hope to see you Sunday!
Rich Holcroft, President
High Country Snowmobile Club