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Burgdorf Hot Springs (208-636-3036) They have very limited gas for snowmobilers and will have food available again this season. The Secesh Stage Stop will be open this winter with food, beverages and fuel from 10 AM - 5 or 6 PM 7 days a week during the winter season. Call ahead if you have a large group 208-636-4498. The Winter Inn/Baum Shelter in Warren will open Yellow Pine is open for business and is accessible by the South Fork Road during the winter months for those who want to drive in. You can snowmobile from Wapiti to Landmark and into Yellow Pine now. Yellow Pine Corner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call ahead to make sure the grill is hot or if you have a large party 208-633-3325. High octane, ethanol free fuel available. Call ahead if you need lodging in the area. See below the groomer report and Upcoming Events for phone numbers, etc. for Yellow Pine and Deadwood.

Parking Areas

Upper Elevation (Titus): below Brundage Ski Area off Hwy 55
Francis Wallace: 9 miles north of Hwy 55 on Warren Wagon Road
West Face: Off Hwy 55 across from Bear Creek Lodge west of McCall
Tamarack Falls: Donnelly, west on Roseberry Road, right on West Mtn. Road, end of plowed road
Wallace Lane (New Meadows): North on Cemetery Road from Hwy 55, right on Wallace Lane
Mill Creek (Council): Closed Monday - Friday to allow logging activity. Open on weekends.

To access the groomer report on your smart phone go to wwww.secesh.net/Groomer.htm

The Granite Mountain closure will be in place again this season from January 15 - March 31, 2018. Squaw Point and Hitt Mountain are open as a part of this agreement. A route is open that will allow you to access Twin Lakes and the top of Granite. Please respect closed areas.

2017-2018 Grooming: Grooming times posted each AM following the previous night's grooming.

Thur. Jan 18: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Warren Wagon Road, Brush Creek. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Green Gate, West Face Parking Lot. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Sater Meadow, Fisher Creek Saddle.

Wed. Jan 17: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Pearl Lake.

Tue. Jan 16: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Sater Meadows, Copet Creek, Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Brundage Lookout. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Blue Bunch, Pine Ridge Cutoff, Cold Springs Saddle.

Mon. Jan 15: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin, Clayborn, Hazard Lakes. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Burnt Tree, 4 Corners.

Sun. Jan 14: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Sater Meadow, Fisher Creek, Granite Lake. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, No Business Lookout. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, 4 Corners, Mica Saddle.

Sat. Jan 13: Cougar Mtn. Fun Run today, Smiths Ferry. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh, Warren. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Sater Meadows, Granite Lake, Brundage Reservoir, Wallace Lane. West Face Parking Lot, Upper Elevation (Titus) Parking Lot. The 53 foot limitation on truck and trailer length is being enforced at the Titus lot. Please use the lot at West Face. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little Creek Loop, Scotts Corral. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, 4 Corners. Smiths Ferry: Wellington Snow Park, Sage Hen, High Valley.

Fri. Jan 12: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin, Hazard Lakes, Clayborn.

Thur. Jan. 11: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Sater Meadows, Fisher Creek Saddle. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, No Business Lookout. Warm Lake, Landmark, Deadwood Summit.

Tue. Jan 9: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh, Warren.

Sun. Jan 7: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgddorf Hot Springs. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Granite Lake.

Sat. Jan 6: Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, 4 Corners.

Fri. Jan. 5: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Smiths Ferry, High Valley, Sage Hen Reservoir.

Wed. Jan 3: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Pearl Creek. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin, Fisher Creek Saddle. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners.

Mon. Jan 1: Happy New Years! Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, 4 Corners.

Sun. Dec. 31: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh, Warren. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little Creek Loop. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, 4 Corners.

Sat. Dec. 30: Join them in Donnelly for the fun Run today. Lots of great raffle prizes. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parkng Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Wallace Lane (New Meadows) Parking Lot. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Summit, Little Creek Loop, Little 4 Corners. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek. Warm Lake, Landmark.

Fri. Dec 29: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh Summit. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Brundage Reservoir. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Council Mountain.

Thur. Dec. 28: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh, Warren. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin, Clayburn Creek, Hazard lakes. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Mica Saddle, 4 Corners.

Wed. Dec 27: Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little Creek Loop, Mica Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Intersection H. Donnelly Snowmobile Club Fun Run is this Saturday.

Tue. Dec. 26: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Donnelly: Donnelly Grooming Shed, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, No Business Lookout.

Sun. Dec. 24: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Fisher Creek Saddle, Brundage Reservoir. Donnelly: Donnelly Groomer Garage, Little 4 COrners, No Business Lookout. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, 4 Corners. Grooming will resume Monday night. Merry Christmas!

Sat. Dec. 23: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Hazard Lakes. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, 4 Corners. Smiths Ferry: Wellington Parking Lot, Packer John. Wellington Parking Lot, 644, 626, 614, 627, 626H.

Fri. Dec. 22: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh, Warren. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Goose Lake, Association Cabin, Hazard Lakes. Cascade: West Mtn. Groomer Garage, 4 Corners.

Thur. Dec. 21:Donnelly Groomer Garage, Little 4 Corners, Little Creek Loop. Groomers will be on the trails tonight.

Upcoming events 2017-2018 season:

Manchester Ice Center times and information

Dec. 30: Donnelly Snowmobile Club Fun Run.

Feb. 17: Salmon River Snowmobile Club Fun Run and Ball, Stanley Idaho

Mar. 3: Warren Crab Feed.

Let me know as you set dates for next season's events. Groomer Report

Would you like you club event included? Please send me an emailBecky@secesh.net with date, time and place.

Deadwood Outfitters is open year-round at 5,600 feet. Hundreds of miles of snowmobile and snowshoe trail access. Stop by for a burger and homemade soups and chilis or stay over night in one of our three rustic cabins for rent. Grab your snowmobiles and escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. A rustic getaway, Deadwood Lodge offers scenic solitude and plenty of winter adventure. Our package includes: One night stay in Cabin (double occupancy) Three Home-cooked meals for each guest Wood-fired Hot Tub, Snowshoe Tour $165.00 (includes all taxes and usage fees) We also offer home-cooked country style meals. Wood fired Hot tub available, 24 hr. notice required. Non-ethanol gasoline available, supplies are limited. More info and contacts available at Deadwood Outfitters or email Deadwood

Yellow Pine Tavern: (208)633-2233. Open 7 days a week. Offering coffee at 8 AM. Call ahead if you are bringing in a large group that plans to eat. Alpine Village: Closed this winter. Cabins for rent in summer, call for reservations (208) 633-6208

Can't figure out the locations? Not all of the areas being reported are in the McCall area. I will try to do a better job of identifying where the trails mentioned are. Road numbers and location names correspond to the road numbers on the Forest Service maps. You can purchase maps from the Payette (208)634-0400 and Cascade (208)382-7400 Forest Service offices.