March 31, 2021: Good morning everyone! Last day of March! Today at the Lake, the temp is 26 degrees and clear. Looks like it's gonna be a beautiful day today! The groomer is currently on his way to Trinity; routes 2, 2A, 2B. This will be the last groom of the season, sad but true. It's been a really good winter, with decent snow and lots of happy riders out on the trails. Thank you all for your great comments and support of our grooming program. I'm attaching a member form for Lake Wenatchee Rec Club. For all of you that enjoy our groomed trails and enjoy this daily report, I might suggest you can show your support by joining the club. We have had a bad year, just like everyone else, with no events to bring in funds. We are planning to paint the building this summer (much, much needed..) and we had a fairly expensive interior plumbing and wall repair. Our membership really stepped up this year with more donations than we have received in the past, so thank you to our continuing members!
If you decide to join today, print out the form, AND, today's offer just to this group; $35 New Member fee will apply instead of the $45 fee. Renewal rate is $35.00, every year after becoming a member. Please note on the form that you are joining with the grooming report "special" rate!
We will be awarding the geocache prizes at the LWRC monthly meeting on April 10th. The general membership meeting is at 10 a.m at the clubhouse; 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road. I would like to sincerely THANK the following merchants for their donations to that event! Please visit these merchants next time you are in the area;
59'er Diner & Snowmobile Rental Plain Hardware Just Plain Grocery Squirrel Tree Resort Shears Hair Salon Jerry's Auto Supply Midway Grocery Chiwawa River Lodging
And if you are interested in volunteering for any of the work parties we will have this summer, please note or reply to me.
Our Annual Dual Sport event is scheduled for June 19th, 2021. Last years event had to be cancelled so we are happy to get this one back on the schedule. If you are interested in this event, see info on our website, lakewenatcheerecclub.org. AND if you would like to help us on the day of the event, we need lots of volunteers to carry this one off! Let me know!
Again thanks for allowing me in to your mail box every day and hope that you all have a great summer!
Grooming funding comes mainly from snowmobile registrations and fuel taxes, and is administered by Washington State Parks. The LWRC is the local "applicant" for those funds and works in cooperation with Washington State Parks and the USFS to manage the grooming operations. The LWRC holds fundraisers to supplement the grooming funds when State funds are depleted.
Local law enforcement regularly patrol the Lake Wenatchee/Entiat snowmobile trail system. Unregistered snowmobiles will be issued a ticket as well as vehicles parked at Sno-Parks but without a Sno-Park permit. WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: Licensing snowmobiles .
Sno-Park permits are required to park in designated Sno-Park areas: Winter recreation | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission . Sno-Park permits are provided with snowmobile registrations; however, if you are renting a sled, you must purchase a day-use permit online or at local outlets if you wish to park at a Sno-Park.
The LWRC parking lot is plowed regularly for use by those with LWRC parking permits (included with LWRC annual membership).
Before venturing out on each ride, check the NWAC's app or website to check avalanche risk on the trails: www.nwac.us
WSSA focuses on promoting and preserving snowmobiling across Washington State: Home - Washington State Snowmobile Association (wssa.us) . WSSA's $25/year membership fee goes toward toward maintaining legislative contacts, training and education, events, trail maps, publishing and more.
Haven't registered yet? A limited number of walk-in registrations will be available from Friday, June 18 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 19 from 6-8 a.m. Come early for a chance at a spot before we sell out!