Activities this Summer 2016

Wood cutting at Chapman-Bone Springs shelter has been moved up due to fire precautions.  We will meet at the shelter on June 25th at 9am.  We have a log splitter, a little tractor and loader to skid the logs to the shelter for cutting. Another splitter would be great and as always anyone with a chain saw will be warmly welcomed. It’s great to have lots of hands to pack wood from the splitter to the inside of the shelter. We should plan to bring fire extinguishers, water and a shovel for fire protection. We will provide a cooler of bottled water for drinking. Maybe bring a sack lunch and we will have a great day in the woods filling the warming shelter while preparing for an awesome winter of snowmobiling.

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 are cutting wood for Ruckle Shelter on the same day and time, so the wood in both shelters will be in early.  They will be doing minor maintenance on the shelter as well, and clean up.

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.

Trail Maps
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Jubilee Road to Bone-Chapman Shelter
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Map Legend
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Inner Trails From Morning Creek
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Lower Trails McDougal Rd.
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Trail to Ruckel
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

Property Owner list for OSSA insurance, If you have a groomed trail that crosses your property and you do not see your name listed. Please use the contact us form so we can get you added.

Name

mailing address

property address

Thanks

Weather Station
August 15, 2013

 Contact info for the admin of the weather station and/or this website is:

Dottie at dcarrell2@aol.com

The Tollgate weather history graph can be viewed at: 

http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORTOLLG2

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

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

February 11, 2013

This change has been at the direction of a attorney. To be voted on at 6pm 3/2/13 at the membership meeting along with the election of board members. The change is that the prior version stated that the assets would be sold in the event of a dissolution and any money left would be distributed to the current members at the time of dissolution. It turns out we can't do this and any money left must be given to another non-profit(s) as decided by the current members and board of directors.

Updated Board Member list and October Board Meeting Minutes now posted
October 27, 2012