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

CANUCK BASIN:

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!