Trail Marking December 9 and 10

September 30th, 2013 in Coming Soon

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As I write this article the snow is falling outside the window at my home down near Highway 2. There is 4 inches of snow at High Camp! This will all change of course, but it certainly reminds us of what is to come.  We are looking forward to a great winter season this year.  Scottish Lakes has a wonderful trail system that makes it an awesome destination for skiers, snow shoers and snowboarders.  We make sure our trails are easy to follow using signs and blue diamonds.  Each December we have a Trail Marking Party when volunteers come up for two days and work on our trail system.  It is a lot of fun.  Here is how it works.

Show us the way.

We meet in our parking lot on Monday morning, December 9th at 9am.  We head up to High Camp in Suburbans and snow mobiles.  When we arrive we move in and then break up into groups.  Each group heads out with hammers, aluminum nails, blue diamonds, saws to trim branches and a map to make sure our trails are well marked. Groups on longer trails bring their lunches with them. Groups on shorter trails come back to the lodge for lunch, then head off again.  The hot tub and sauna are a welcome respite at the end of the day.  We all enjoy a great spaghetti dinner together in the lodge.  The next morning, after a High Camp breakfast, we head out on the trails again.  We time our afternoon work to ski down to the cars, some checking trails along the way. We are usually back in the parking lot Tuesday afternoon by 4pm to insure a daylight commute for those who are heading over the pass. There are no vouchers for this work party…it is just too much fun!

Here is what you need to bring. Your gear (skis or snowshoes), warm clothing and sleeping bag.  Bring food for 2 lunches, any libations you wish to consume or share, and a side dish, either a salad or dessert, to go with dinner. You can also bring hammers or trail saws clearly labeled with your name so they don’t end up in the black hole of High Camp.

If you are interested in joining us this year email us at or call 509-763-3044.


Wonderful group of hard workers!