Activities this Summer and Fall 2016

Welcome to the Tollgate Trailfinders snowmobile club.

We are excited to be able to offer a youth snowmobile safety class this November 12th at 9am at the clubhouse in Tollgate.  
This training is for the ages of 8 to 15 years only.  We were able to get a safety class instructor to teach this class.  The instructor is certified and will issue DMV snomobile driving licenses to the youths upon completion of the class.  After the youth class we will be offering lunch, a first aid class, as well as a basic avalanche class for both adults and youth, so plan for a full day of information and fun! 
We need to have a count of how many will be coming so you need to contact either Tammy Davenport (davenporttd@gmail.com) who is the safety coordinator chair, or Dottie Carrell (dcarrell2@aol.com) club secretary.  We need to get an accurate count as soon as possible.  Anyone who is interested please contact us quickly. Availability is limited to 15 youth slots so please hurry!   It is suggested that the parents be members of the Trailfinders.  Dues can be paid at the door.
Thank you
Tammy Davenport

Wood Cutting at Bone-Chapman Shelter this summer in June

Trailfinders secret power - We had lots of kids and grandkids helping!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Jess and the groomers:

 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