Dear Sawtooth Ski Club Members and Supporters,
It’s that time of year again! Don’t miss out on the 2021 Ski Trail Clean-up Workdays and all the fun to be had sawing fallen trees, snipping brush and clearing the way to a hopefully great 2021-2022 ski season. The cleanup days are scheduled for the last two days of October – Saturday, October 30th at Park Creek beginning at 10 a.m. and then on Sunday, October 31st at Alturas Lake, also at 10 a.m. Meet at the parking areas and don’t forget to wear red and bring gloves, chain saws, hand saws, or brush loppers. The clean up usually takes 2 or 3 hours at each area. This year we don’t expect too many downed trees at Alturas but we know that there are a lot of downed trees on the trails at Park Creek. On that first trail from the parking area to the valley floor there are about 50 charred snags across the trail and the north end of Sego has a similar number of trees down. Clearly some chainsaw work will be needed there so you if feel comfortable using a chainsaw, bring one along. You might also want to bring a snack or sack lunch. At Alturas, some folks usually linger for a post cleanup gathering at the inlet beach area so keep that in mind. We are also excited to hear that this year students from the Sage School are planning to prune sagebrush on Skyrocket trail where it grows to great heights and in great abundance and has often prevented grooming there in low snow conditions. Be there or be square!