Current News:
Activities Spring/Summer 2017

CAUTION

Hazardous trail conditions exist for snowmobiling.  The lower trail gates have been locked to protect private property owners who graciously allow snowmobiling across their property during the winter.  We have still been getting several inches of snow a couple times a week, but with warm weather and rain inbetween.

Be watching for water holes as well as tree wells enlarging significantly which could swallow your snowmobile. 

Our recent visit to the Chapmans

 

Our new logo is now available on tshirts and hoodies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order Form link below (need to order by May 15th for next batch)

http://tollgatetrailfinders.org/advertising/business-advertisers.html

 

Club minutes are now posted under the top menu, Board/Minutes.


Elected Officers are:

President - Bob Carrell

Vice President - Brandon Christensen

Treasurer - Tammy Christensen

Secretary - Dottie Carrell

Parlimentarian - Dewayne Harvill

Board members are:

Jack Preston, Bob Smith, Mike Kelly, Cody Smith, Donnie Hanson, Andrew Grissom, Cecil Berry, Chris Jensen, David Baird, Tammy Davenport and Glenn Warren.


PROPERTY OWNERS ON THE TRAIL: You are covered through OSSA for liability insurance. Go to NEWS/Property Owners on this website to check for your name if your property is on the trail system. Thank You.


LINK TO TRAIL MAPS

Click on the link below for individual trails maps to print:

http://tollgatetrailfinders.org/news/tollgate-trail-maps.html

 To Navigate to Maps - On top Menus Click on News, then Trail Maps.

Snow Depth Link

Below is a link to more weather information - particularly snow depths:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/or/snow/?cid=nrcs142p2_046181

Tollgate snow line number 541-566--2784.
February 23, 2013

This recording is updated with current conditions everytime the groomers go out.

Weather Underground PWS KORTOLLG2

Grooming Reports 2017 (snow line 541-566--2784)

Thanks to everyone that helped this year, especially my groomer drivers: Allen, Kurt, Larry, Doug Watson our new driver, and our newest trainee, Jeff Wagner who just started.  These guys kept the groomers running this year, so I really thank them for that.  Thank the people that worked on trails, especially down on the Shumway: Bob, Cecil, Tristan and Brandon.  Special thanks to Cecil Barry for patrolling trails and letting me know if there was a problem, and for locking the shelters at the end of the season.  Thanks for everyone's support, I had a lot of good comments this year.
March totals:
260 miles groomed
48 hours spent grooming
306 gallons of fuel used
14 1/2 hours maintenance
1 tree removed from trail
470 miles driven too/from mountain by drivers
9 hours driving time.
Totals for the year:
2,410 miles groomed
379 hours spent grooming
2,478 gallons fuel used
49 trees removed
32 1/2 hours maintenance
2,330 miles driven too/from the mountain by drivers
46 hours driving time
Thanks for your support TTF!!
Jess Thompson, grooming chairman
March 24 grooming report
As you know the weather has been wet and warm the last several weeks preventing us from doing much grooming.  I did get out Thursday morning at 4 a.m., as the weather finally reached freezing Wednesday night, and groomed to Bone Springs and dozed the sides of the shelter to prevent snowmobiles from riding over the top of the building, and back, to  Morning Creek Snow Park and back. It didn't groom well until daylight and stopped grooming because I couldn't work the snow by 10 a.m.  Cecil Berry has been riding trails, and I have too.  Most of the trails are in good shape,  but there are some rough spots at Spout Springs and Andies Prairie (Beaver Slide) and some corners are rough.   Water is eroding the trail on Tenyke Meadow but it is still passable for snowmobiles to get to the store.  I haven't been able to groom the Chalet/Shumway loop for a couple of weeks due to warm weather and won't be any more this season as water has eroded the trail.  The trail by the highway between the store and Mud Flats has melted away in places.  Snowmobiles can still pass through this area.  We only have one week left in our grooming season, and it looks like it will also be wet and warm with some wet snow this week-end which won't groom.
Be watching for water holes as well as tree wells enlarging significantly which could swallow your snowmobile.
They are plowing 62 road back towards Lookout Mountain to resume logging in that area.
Jess Thompson
TTF grooming chairman  
For the month of February
total miles groomed                                550
total hours spent grooming                        80
fuel burned                                             523
trees removed from trail                              8
maintenance hours on groomers                  8.5
hours spent driving to/from groomer shed     9
total miles driven to/from groomer shed     470
Some rain slowed us down this month.
Jess Thompson TTF grooming chairman
Tollgate TrailFinders Facebook

See & Post News and Photos on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tollgate-Trail-Finders-Snowmobile-Club/216591179932

Sno Park Permits

Washington Sno Park permits will NOT be honored in Oregon Sno Parks this year according to the Oregon Forest Service.  An Oregon Sno Park permit can be purchased at the DMV (maybe Stateline Polaris also).



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