Current News:
Activities this Summer 2016

Thanks to all that paticipated in the very successful wood cutting work party at Bone Spring-Chapman Shelter on 6-25-16.  With the help of over 20 members, officers, board members, and lots of family members, we stocked the heck out of the shelter for next winter.  Probably over 4 cords of wood was cut, split and stacked with lots of help from the youth and grandchildren. A special thanks to Bob Smith for coordinating and promoting this very productive activity and to everyone who helped make it happen!  In addition, the shelter was weed-eated, sprayed for ants, and rat poison was set out inside the shelter. Also, thanks to Bob and Cecil for mowing the lawn at the clubhouse.

There will also need to be a couple brushing activities on the lower trails.  Those dates will be posted soon.

News from Jess and the groomers:

Former members of Skyline Club cut wood for Ruckle Shelter on the same day and time, so the wood in both shelters is in early.  They also did maintenance on the shelter as well.

Groomers have been working on the SnoCats already, have put in 2 work days, 21 hours worth of work so far and spent @$1,000 in parts and oil so far. They will be having a few more work days this summer to get them in shape for this coming winter. Thanks to the groomer drivers for all their volunteer time!

 

 

And from the Forest Service:

"On behalf of the Walla Walla Ranger District I’d like to extend our appreciation for you and the others who devoted so many volunteers hours to provide great snowmobiling experiences for the public.  And a big thank you goes out to the club.  Working through the end-of-season logging challenges with you is a prime example of how we can find solutions to challenges by working together. We truly value our partnership with you.  Cheers!"

 

Larry Randall 
Recreation Program Manager

 



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


Elections were held at our last meeting March 3rd with a good attendance at the General meeting.  Elected Officers are:

President - Bob Carrell

Vice President - Brandon Christensen

Treasurer - Tammy Christensen

Secretary - Dottie Carrell

Parlimentarian - Dewayne Harvill

 

Newly Elected Board members are:

Jack Preston, Bob Smith, Mike Kelly, Cody Smith, Donnie Hanson, Andrew Grissom, and Cecil Berry.


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 2016 (snow line 541-566--2784)

End of the Year Report 2015-2016
         2,211.2 miles groomed
             379.2 hours grooming
         2,068.1 gallons fuel burned
              35.5 hours maintenance
             135   trees removed from trail
              50.5 hours driving to/from mountain
           2,240   miles driven to/from mountain
Thanks to the groomer drivers for all their hard work this year.
Jess Thompson, 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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