BIG HORN WILD AND SCENIC VOLUNTEERS / NOTES FROM THE BLACK MOUNTAIN NORDIC CLUB

The Big Horn Wild and Scenic Trail Run is coming up on June 14th and 15th.

The good folks at the Sports Stop put on the race and they have been very good supporters of the ski club. They always make a large donation to our club for our members help with the trail run.

Last year owners, Karen and Mike Powers donated a used Skidoo Skandic to the club for trail grooming. As most of you know in the past, I have solicited your help with the run.

This is a very big event with over 1200 people entered, and there are many aspects of the run that they need help with: from stuffing race bags this week and next; helping with race packet pickup the days before the race; helping with an aid station day of the race; helping at the finish line/picnic; marking the course and removing the marking the week after the race.

They treat the volunteers very well as you will receive a volunteer shirt, admission to the finish line picnic and they put on a great volunteer appreciation picnic a week or so after the race at the Kendrick Park.

If you have a little free time and want to help with some aspect of the race, please contact Karen, Michelle or Cheryl at the Sports Stop. Linda and I run the Spring Marsh Aid Station and there are many other aid stations scattered across the mountain on the race course that provide support for the racers.

If you are looking to spend some time in the mountains seeing the race first hand, that is a good way to help also.

The snow is gone off the trails and we have all the grooming equipment down.

We will be having some trail work days later this summer but nothing scheduled at this time. We will be doing a walk around the trails with the Forest Service on June to see about the feasibility of getting some equipment in to do some flattening of the trails. Also the forest Service is having a National Trails Day Event on Sunday, June 24 from 0900-1600 at the Cutler Nordic Trails.

We will focus on getting the trails ready for dual-season use by removing obstacles and hardening the crossing at Johnson Creek. If you are interested in this please contact; Sara Evans Kirol

Bighorn National Forest

Trails/Special Uses

307-674-2692

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