Tuesday January 7, 2014 Report - The 5th full report for the 2013 / 2014 year.
Click here for the TABLE OF CONTENTS for the "Extra Web Data" not in the email. This upper section will be used for minor updates until the next report is prepared. New items are preceded with an *
Minor Updates: (The main report is sent to the email list. Sometimes minor updates are added here.)
Note: Blue or red underlined text is a web link. When clicking on the following links or any link it's sometimes necessary to do it twice by hitting the refresh button or F5:
The Original Report Starts here -- Any information above has been added since the Email
Sent Wednesday January 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Cross Country Skiers:
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT OFF MY XC-SKI LIST.
links in this email don't display properly, copy and paste into your web
browser the following web version. The
current version of my ski report will always be found at: http://home.custertel.net/~ckeene41/xcskirpt.htm
However this version is also saved as:
http://home.custertel.net/~ckeene41/xcskirpt1405.htm and previous reports were saved as http . . 1401 http . . 1402. and http . . 1403 & 1404 . Future reports will be http . . 1405.htm, http . . 1406 and so on.
Additional local XC Ski info is
available at my main Salmon XC Ski Page at:
http://home.custertel.net/~ckeene41/cksalxcski.htm (Sections A - D are essentially up to date).
I have a
cold and won't be able to ski this week or Sunday. Anita Andrus and Tawna
Skinner are leading a trip out the
1. Sunday, Jan 12 meet at the Stagecoach
parking lot at 9 AM and
the Bitterroot folks can meet us at the
Chief Joe parking lot at 10 AM. Note this is an hour earlier than usual due
to the longer distance to ski. You will ski up
If the weather is very bad or we don't get enough folks for trail breaking, we can always make a different choice of trails at the Chief Joe parking lot. Hope to see you next Sun. Anita Andrus 208-756-4658
One weather forecast for January 12 was as follows: "A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
Snow Report: (Click Here for links to snow and weather web pages.)
1. Chief Joseph:
Click on the link above and select links for Chief Joseph info. CLICK HERE to go to the Bitterroot XC Ski Club's web page and check on the links at the top of the page for details. There's a good supply of the new 2013/14 Trail Maps in the entrance box. You can also get copies of their map from many vendors in Salmon. Local Map Advertisers with XC Maps include Bertrum's Brewery & Restaurant, Junkyard Bistro, Last Chance Pizza and the Shady Nook Restaurant. Other handy sources of the map include Odd fellow's Bakery, The Salmon-Challis NF main office and North Fork Office, the Salmon Valley Chamber of Commerce and the "Hub".
use the "
the "Saddle Mountain SNOTEL is not on
for conditions at other
that most of the trails are now open in the
1. William's Creek
(You may want to Click Here
to view and print out a copy of the map before reading this):
Click Here for a description of, and mileage to the Trailheads. My last on-line report had snow depths at various trailheads. I expect the depth is about the same. (With some new snow and some settling.)
1. Lost Trail is now reporting good snow conditions.
2. I encourage you to join the Bitterroot Cross Country Ski Club. Their year starts on Nov. 1st and dues are $15 for an individual. I've been doing this for several years to help support the club and their excellent work. Click here for the membership application or renewal form.
Sources of Ski Equipment:
1. The REI in Missoula has various ski waxing & other classes.
2. The. Montana Trail Head Store often has used equipment. They also have more information later on the Missoula Ski Swap.
4. Valley Bicycles
& Ski at
5. The "Hub Bike & Ski Shop in Salmon does Ski tuning & Repairs and has XC Ski rentals,(Click the link for more details.)
6.. Tawna Skinner services cross country skis and equipment. She will also give cross country and telemark ski instruction. Click here for details.
Weather Road & Snow Conditions:
For links to various weather, road or snow condition reports or go to my general ski page.
As stated above, this report is also on the web at: http://home.custertel.net/~ckeene41/xcskirpt.htm
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: (Click on the following to jump down to that section. Hit the Back
Button to return here.)
1. PLANNED TRIPS: (See above)
2. PREVIOUS TRIPS:
3. Ski Trail Condition Reports: WILLIAM'S CR. TRAILS: , CHIEF JOSEPH - ANDERSON MT. ROAD AREA:
6. OTHER WEB LINKS:
INTRODUCTION: To better understand planned trips
and previous trip reports, I encourage you to get three maps. Go to the A. INTRODUCTION
Section of my Salmon
The current ski report will always be, posted on http://home.custertel.net/~ckeene41/xcskirpt.htm.
If you want me to make changes on the email list, call me at 208-756-2085 or email me. You can get my email from the messages that I send to you or call me. Currently we have about have about 80 on the list.
For a short description of previous years ski trips go to the report for the 2011 - 2012 season Scroll down, or click on the links for the latest and subsequent months for the season. NOTE also that there are links to the reports for trips from 2004 - 2009.
Click Here for the Missoula Nordic Grooming
Info page. Scroll down for my latest
Lost Trail Ski Area
Links not yet in "CLIFF'S SALMON
Here's a link to a site that describes the TEN ESSENTIALS to carry on the trail. He's added a few additional items:
* Possible Ski Related News:
Sections of the Missoulian and the
CLICK HERE for the Outdoors Section of the Missoulian On-Line. Check out the latest Outdoors News Briefs.
* CLICK HERE for the Outdoors Section of the
Here's an examples of some of their reporting. One is about the Lost Trail Ski Area and some previous changes.
* Here's the NEW WEST SNOWBLOG which may have local skiing info from time to time.
** Click here for wintertime articles by a local reporter.
** Check out the Idaho Summit's Idaho Outdoors Message Forum for some good trip reports.
Here's an interesting link to some history of ski (mountaineering) equipment:
Here's Lou Binik's
"Foxwear" web site:
http://www.foxwear.net/. Be sure to copy or type this correctly. "foxware.net", "foxware.com" and "foxwear.com" are all different sites.
services cross country skis and equipment. She will also give cross country and telemark ski
Details are at: http://home.custertel.net/~ckeene41/TawnaXCski.htm
Pray for snow,
Cliff Keene, Salmon,
Initial Word Count 4,542
See email section for partial update Date & Time.
Revised Count: 4,484 after minor edit on 03/24/07 added Email only.
Previous Full Update: 02/15/2007 14:20 PM
Latest Full Update: 02/22/2007 21:25 PM
Minor Edit (see **): N/A