Avery Groomer Report

                    Use Area 40-B (Shoshone County - Avery)


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February 2nd 2016  -  Kelly Creek, 201 past Rutledge Saddle Warming Hut to Alpine Creek (17 mi), Twin Creek, 1268, 301 to Breezy Saddle, from Breezy Saddle down Fishook (301) to the River.  Lots of new snow over the weekend.  108 INCHES OF SNOW AT LOST LAKE!   Remember to Pack It In, Pack It Out.  Respect the warming huts.  Don't let a few ruin it for everyone else.   


January 19th 2016  -  Fishhook (301) from the river to the Sandhouse (9 1/2), 201 past Rutledge Saddle Warming Hut to Bluff Saddle, Bear Skull, 216 and 217 past Roundtop Warming Hut to Breezy Saddle, Breezy Saddle down 301 to the river.   Lots of new snow - the rain down low was definitely snow up above.  90 INCHES OF SNOW AT LOST LAKE!  An inch of snow in Avery today - January 20th.  (They are still logging the bottom of Kelly Creek so we won't be grooming Kelly until they are finished). 


December 30th 2015 - Ben is out grooming the Roundtop - Twin Creek Area.   This will open up most of the main trails for the holiday weekend.  Trails groomed on the 30th include 301 to Breezy, Roundtop past the cabin, Twin Creeks, 1268 back to Breezy, 1928 through lower Red Raven and Outlaw.


There was some extensive logging the last two summers so we have some great new play areas to explore.   They are still logging the bottom of Kelly Creek so we won't be grooming Kelly until they are finished. 

December 28th 2015 - Fishhook (301) from the river to the Sandhouse (9 1/2 mile), 201 past Rutledge Warming Hut to Bluff Saddle, Bluff Creek to the river, river road from Bluff back to Avery.   Great grooming snow!

December 26th 2015:  First trip out with the groomer this season.  Avery to Loop Creek on the North Fork.  28 trees had to be cut out in 9 miles!  80 inches at Lost Lake.  This may be the winter we all remember.   Come out and play and have a great time.


December 24th 2015:  We are back from sunny Arizona.   Winter has definitely hit Avery.  Two plus feet in town.   Plan to start grooming this weekend.  Be sure to bring your shovels there will be lots of deep snow on the hill.   First one to the warming huts build fires!


November 5th 2015:  FIRST SNOW IN AVERY!  Just a skiff but it is a start! lol.   On November 14th we will be attending the Spokane Winter Knights Snow Show at the Spokane Arena. Bay 3, Booth 4.   We will be selling Idaho Resident and Non Resident Registrations, Shoshone County Groomer Stickers, and Montana Non Resident Permits.   Cash or check only, sorry no Credit Cards.   To support the Avery Groomer and the trails in the St. Joe Area please designate "USE AREA 40B" on your Idaho registration and groomer sticker.   We need your continued support.   Donations are always needed and greatly appreciated.   Thank you for your support! 


October 31st 2015:   Moved the warming hut and toilet up to Rutledge Saddle.  Special thanks to Milt Turley and Tim Slaughter for their help.   Also thanks to the Roman kid's for splitting and stacking the wood.  If you see them remember to thank them.  Without their help we wouldn't have this warming hut for everyone to enjoy.


             Avery was featured in the November 2012 issue of SnoWest!  Front Cover "Destination: Avery,   Idaho".   Great article and photos of the St. Joe riding area in Avery - Use Area 40-B.   Come ride with us and see for yourself.   Lots of trail riding and lots of play areas.  Fun for the whole family.  You won't be sorry! 






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