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Idaho City, ID – Come enjoy the winter season at the Idaho City Park N’ Ski area on Saturday, January 9th. Nordic ski and snowshoe clinics will be offered onsite. Classes are limited. Registration is required for snowshoe clinics.
The Park N’ Ski parking permit fee will be waived that day, to encourage participants to test out their new skis and snowshoes, or perfect their skills.
The Southern Idaho Regional (SIR) Nordic Ski Patrol will offer free ski tips from 11:00 am. to 2:00 pm., at the Gold Fork Park N’ Ski parking lot for beginners. For those anxious to learn new snowshoe skills, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will be offering free snowshoe clinics (registration required).
Ceg of All Wheelers Off Road Club just posted up a cleanup event held this past Saturday near Manastash Ridge in the Little Naches area off SR410 in Washington state. This area was just one of many clean ups going on throughout the state.
It’s hard to imagine that people, still to this day, with the price of gasoline, drive all the way up in the hills and dump their trash when it would be cheaper to just go to the dump.
Anyway, a salute to all those who participated in the clean up. A job well done..
You can see the posted pictures and read more at Trip Report: Pick Up a Mountain! (Sept 20th, 2008)
Organized by the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association, Operation Shore Patrol is an annual cleanup of Washington’s southern coast, scheduled for the weekend of September 20-21, 2008. The goal of Operation Shore Patrol is to focus attention on litter accumulated from water and land sources on Washington’s ocean beaches.
Litter poses a threat to people, fish, and wildlife and creates an unsightly environment. Operation Shore Patrol is a major step in helping to rid Washington’s coastline of litter and debris.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to make a meaningful difference, get great exercise, and make new friends. Contact the coordinator for your favorite area below.
Read more at Operation Shore Patrol.
This year was the third year attending the annual PNW4WDA annual jamboree. As in years past, I volunteered to help ARB serve their annual Friday dinner for the event. This is always a lot of fun and a great group of people to work with. They do a great job on putting on the dinner.
Since the event was a sellout, all the trail runs on Saturday were quickly filled. This was also the first time I was actually going to wheel my FJ-80 Land Cruiser, so I decided to sit in and attend (and assist where needed) the Four Wheel Drive 101 class presented by Chris Wood of ARB. This is a great class and you will pick up tips whether you are brand new to wheeling or a seasoned veteran. A great emphasis is placed on personal safety and preparedness. There were also some excellent discussion and demonstration on vehicle recovery techniques including a demonstration on how to winch you vehicle backwards with a front mounted winch.
After the presentation, the rest of the day was spent on the Clover Springs Trail with a few stops along the way to practice off-road driving techniques. An especially important practice session was backing down a hill using only your mirrors.
By time we got back to the jamboree base camp, we had been on the trail nearly eleven hours. A long and fun day. I look forward to next year.
You can view my photos of the trail run at Clover Springs Trail Run.
After a 200 mile road trip, we arrived in the town in Goldendale about 3:00 PM. After checking into the motel, we headed up to the tech area near the course and where a lot of competitors in their RVs were camping out. Had lots of fun hanging out.
Looking forward to the rock crawl competition on Saturday. The weather forcast is for cloudy skies and temperatures in the 80s. The course is very dusty.
I’ll be posting Saturdays pictures late tonight.
See photos at WEROCK Rock Crawl Photos.