SANDPOINT & BONNERS FERRY AREA GROOMER REPORT
East Bonner County Area 9B & Boundary County Area 11
LAST UPDATED: January 16, 2018
COMMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Be aware of the conditions. Ride smart and with a friend!
Sandpoint Winter Riders is now on Facebook. Get information at www.facebook.com/SandpointWinterRiders Groomer information will be added there as well.
Be avalanche aware. Check the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center forecasts and training information at http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/ Check out avalanche courses by IDPR and IPAC.
Register your over snow vehicles for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Areas 9B or 11 to support this program.
Caribou Closures in the Selkirk Mountains are still in effect while the USFS Winter Travel Planning Process is completed. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE CLOSURE BOUNDARIES – DON’T GO! Get the maps at USFS offices or USFS website at www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/
TRESTLE CREEK & LIGHTNING CREEK:
Trestle Creek (13.2 Miles): 1/16/2018
Lunch Peak (3.9 Miles): 1/12/2018
Moose Lk Trail Head 1/16/2018
Lightning Creek (14.9 Miles): Dec/2015 – Severe Flood Event. Closed from above E. Fork to Char Falls!
Wellington Creek (approx. 7 Miles): Dec/2015 – Severe Flood Event. Closed at damaged Bridge!
PACK RIVER: Stay out of the Caribou Lawsuit Closure Areas
Pack River (16.2 Miles): 1/3/2018 (to Jeru Loop)
Jeru Loop (11.7 Miles): 1/3/2018
McCormick Ridge (2.9 Miles): / /2017 to old washed out bridge
Pearson Basin/Dodge Peak (8.9 Miles): / 2017
ROMAN NOSE: Stay out of the Caribou Lawsuit Closure Areas
Fall Creek (12.2. Miles): / /2017
Ruby Creek (8.0 Miles): 1/4/2018 Logging operations quite a ways up the road.
Snow Creek (16.5 Miles): / /2017
Roman Nose Lakes (1.5 Miles): 1/4/2018
HIGH DRIVE (JOHNSON, TWIN, & DRY): connects to Kootenai County Grooming
Johnson Creek (8.7 Miles): / 2017
Johnson Saddle (8.4 Miles): / /2017
Twin Creek/Ruen (11.3 Miles): / /2017
Dry Creek (7.7 Miles): / /2017
Buckskin (4.9 Miles): / /2017
Mosquito Flat (9.7 Miles): 2/23/2017
Deer Creek (10.9 Miles): / /2017
Canuck Pass/Dougals Loop (8.9 miles): / /2017
Ruby Loop (portion of 25.7 Miles): / /2017
Copper Creek (portion of 25.7 Miles:
SMITH CREEK: Stay out of the Caribou Lawsuit Closure Areas
Smith Creek (11 Miles): Grooming unlikely until USFS Selkirk Winter Travel Plan Update completed. Open areas are very few and most everything is closed. STAY OUT OF THE CLOSURES. You don’t want to ruin it for the future!