SANDPOINT & BONNERS FERRY AREA GROOMER REPORT

East Bonner County Area 9B & Boundary County Area 11

 

LAST UPDATED: November 25, 2018

 

COMMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Be aware of the conditions.  Ride smart and with a friend!

 

This Sandpoint & Bonners Ferry Area Groomer Report is available online under Groomer Reports at www.idahosnowmobile.org or www.idahosnowmachineassociation.org for the time being while the new Idaho State Snowmobile Association website at www.idahosnow.org is building its page for Groomer Reports!

 

Sandpoint Winter Riders is now on Facebook.  Get information at www.facebook.com/SandpointWinterRiders  Groomer information will be added there as well.

 

Check out the Sandpoint Winter Riders Club Page on the old Idaho State Snowmobile Association site www.idahosnowmobile.org or www.idahosnowmachineassociation.org under Regional Clubs while the new ISSA site at www.idahosnow.org is being built.

 

Be avalanche aware.  Check the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center forecasts and training information at http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/  Check out avalanche courses by IDPR and IPAC.

 

Register your over snow vehicles for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Areas 9B (East Bonner County) or 11 (Boundary County) to support this program.

 

Caribou Closures in the Selkirk Mountains are still in effect while the USFS Winter Travel Planning Process is completed.  IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE CLOSURE BOUNDARIES - DON'T GO!  Get the maps at USFS offices or USFS website at www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/ 

 

TRESTLE CREEK & LIGHTNING CREEK:

Trestle Creek (13.2 Miles):     3/21/2018

Lunch Peak (3.9 Miles):         3/21/2018 

Moose Lk Trail Head              3/21/2018

Lightning Creek (14.9 Miles):     Dec/2015 - Severe Flood Event. Closed from above E. Fork to Char Falls!

Wellington Creek (approx. 7 Miles):    Dec/2015 - Severe Flood Event. Closed at damaged Bridge!

 

PACK RIVER: Stay out of the Caribou Lawsuit Closure Areas

Pack River (16.2 Miles):       3/23/2018

Jeru Loop (11.7 Miles):          3/23/2018

McCormick Ridge (2.9 Miles):      /  /2017    to old washed out bridge

Pearson Basin/Dodge Peak (8.9 Miles):   3/16/2018

 

ROMAN NOSE: Stay out of the Caribou Lawsuit Closure Areas

Fall Creek (12.2. Miles):           3/16/2018 from Pearson;  3/19/2018 from bottom to Lakes

Ruby Creek (8.0 Miles):           2/28/2018  Gate at bottom has been closed to prevent mud.

Snow Creek (16.5 Miles):           3/19/2018 Above the bridge

Roman Nose Lakes (1.5 Miles):   3/16&19/2018

 

HIGH DRIVE (JOHNSON, TWIN, & DRY): connects to Kootenai County Grooming

Johnson Creek (8.7 Miles):       2/5/2018

Johnson Saddle (8.4 Miles):      2/5/2018

Twin Creek/Ruen (11.3 Miles):   2/5/2018

Dry Creek (7.7 Miles):                2/5/2018

Buckskin (4.9 Miles):                 2/5/2018

Mosquito Flat (9.7 Miles):          2/5/2018

 

CANUCK BASIN:

Deer Creek (10.9 Miles):                               2/9/2018

Canuck Pass/Dougals Loop (8.9 miles):       2/9/2018

Ruby Loop (portion of 25.7 Miles):                2/9/2018

Copper Creek (portion of 25.7 Miles:   

 

SMITH CREEK: Stay out of the Caribou Lawsuit Closure Areas

Smith Creek (11 Miles):     Grooming unlikely until USFS Selkirk Winter Travel Plan Update completed.  Open areas are very few and most everything is closed.  STAY OUT OF THE CLOSURES.  You don't want to ruin it for the future!

 

IPNF Winter Travel Planning is starting again.  Stay involved! 

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