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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 - 6 PM, 10 AM - 8 PM Fri and Sat during the winter season. Call ahead if you have a large group 208-636-4498. The Winter Inn/Baum Shelter in Warren is open 7 days a week. 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.

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.

2019 Groomer Report. Fri. Mar. 22: No grooming last night.

Thur. Mar. 21: Francis Wallce Parking Lot, Secesh Summit. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business SAddle. Smiths Ferry - Wellington Parking Lot, Sage Hen.

Tue. Mar 19: No grooming reported. Warm weather is making it hard to find a window to operate.

Sun. Mar. 17: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Sater Meadows, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, 4 Corners.

Sat. Mar. 16: Upper Elevation Parking Lotm Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Copet Creek, Green Gate Parking Lot, Brundage Lookout, Thorn Creek, West Face Parking Lot, Upper Elevation Parking Lot. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Burnt Tree.

Fri. Mar. 15: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Little Creek Loop, White Licks. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, 4 Corners.

Thur. Mar. 14: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Pearl Creek, Brush Creek Parking Lot. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Blue Bunch, Mill Creek (Couoncil).

Wed. Mar. 13: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brumdage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Copet Creek, Francis Wallace Parking Lot. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, 4 Corners.

Mon. Mar. 11: Francis WAllace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh, Warren. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Wallace Lane Parking Lot (New Meadows).

Sun. Mar, 10: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Copet Creek, Green Gate Parking Lot, Brundage Lookout.

Sat Mar. 9: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Sater Meadows, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, 4 Corners. Smiths Ferry - Wellington Parking Lot, Sage Hen, High Valley.

Fri. Mar. 8: Francis Wallace Pakring Lot, Pearl Creek, Brush Creek. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Sater Meadow, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Burnt Tree.

Wed. Mar, 7: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin, Calyburn, Hazard Lakes. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Cabin Creek.

Tue. Mar. 6: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Burndage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Copet Creek, Francis Wallace.

Sun, Mar. 3: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh,Warren. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Copet Creek, Green Gate, Brundage Lookout, West Face Parking Lot, Upper Elevation Parking Lot. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business SAddle, Little 5 Corners, Red Ridge. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Sheep Creek, $ Corners, Mica Saddle. Smuths Ferry - Wellington Parking Lot, Packer John, Murry Saddle, Round Valley.

Sat. Mar. 2: Warren Crab Feed is Saturday, March 2nd. $30 Crab or prime rib with lots of side dishes. Starts at 2. Races start at noon. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Pearl Creek, Brush Creek. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Assocation Cabin, Claborne, Hazard Lakes. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little Creek Loop, White Licks. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Burnt Tree. Smiths Ferry - Wellington Parking Lot, Sage Hen, High Valley, Ola Parking Lot.

Fri. March 1: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Warren. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Sater Meadows, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake.

Thur. Feb 28: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Wallace Lane Parking Lot (New Meadows).

Wed. Feb 27: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Cascade- West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Anderson Creek, Cooper Creek.

Tue. Feb 26: Avalanche danger is very HIGH in the area. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Pearl Creek, Brush Creek. 2 pickups stuck in the road on Warren Wagon Road. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Green Gate Parking Lot, Brundage Lookout, Green Gate Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Brundage Reservoir, Upper Elevation Parking Lot.

Mon. Feb 25: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin.

Sun. Feb 24: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Sater Meadow, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Burnt Tree, 4 Corners.

Sat. Feb. 23: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh, Warren. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Pearl Creek, Brush Creek. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake Association Cabin, Hazard Lakes. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Red Ridge, Bear Creek Lodge. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, 4 Corners. Smiths Ferry - Wellington Groomer Garage, Sage Hen.

Fri. Feb 22: Warm Lake, East Mountain, Clear Creek.

Thur. Feb. 21: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Green Gate Parking Lot. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Wallace Lane (New Meadows) Parking Lot. Warm Lake, Landmark Summit, Deadwood.

Wed. Feb. 20: Groomers are out on Warren Wagon Road and Copet Creek this morning. No Grooming reported last night.

Tue. Feb. 19: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Sater Meadows, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Blue Bunch. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Sheep Creek.

Mon. Feb. 18: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Burnt Tree.

Sun. Feb. 17: Avalanche danger is EXTREME in some locations. Please travel with care. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh, Warren. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Pearl Creek, Brush Creek, Brush Creek Parking Lot, Francis Wallace. Francis Wallace Parkng Lot, Copet Creek, Goose Lake, Brundage Reservoir, Upper Elevation Parking Lot. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners, Little Creek Loop. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Mica Saddle. Smiths Ferry - Wellington Parking Lot, Sage Hen, High Valley.

Sat. Feb 16: Avalanche danger continues to be HIGH. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, West Face Parking Lot, Brunage Lookout, Green Gate, Copet Creek, Goose Lake, Brundage Reservoir, Upper Elevation. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little Creek Loop, White Licks, Mica Saddle. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek (there have been slides in this area), Burnt Tree.

Fri. Feb. 15: You are likely to trigger avalanches on slopes over 30 degrees. Travel with caution. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Wallace Lane Parking Lot (New Meadows). Smiths Ferry - Welliington Parking Lot, Sage Hen, High Valley.

Thur. Feb 14: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Buseinss Saddle, Little 4 Corners, No Business Lookout. They will be grooming during the day today. Warren Wagon Road, Copet Creek, Wallace Lane (New Meadows), and Smiths Ferry. Make sure your avalanche beacons are working before you go out. Avalanche Danger is still HIGH and natural slides are likely.

Tue. Feb 12 8 PM) Posted by rhw Sawtooth Avalanche Center - An AVALANCHE WARNING will go into effect at 800 PM. Heavy snow and wind drifting will combine to overload a weak snowpack. Widespread avalanching will occur. Avalanches may impact roadways and structures in the valley bottom. Stay off of and out from below all slopes steeper than about 30 degrees.

Council, Idaho - Beginning today, February 12, 2019, the Cottonwood Creek Road (Forest Road 199) is closed from the Forest boundary, to its junction with Tamarack Gulch Road (Forest Road 200). The purpose of the closure is to provide for public safety from hazards related to logging equipment working immediately from the road, and log truck traffic using the road while conducting the Mesa Fire Salvage Timber Sale. This closure is in effect until the salvage operation is completed. "We had forest visitors attempting to travel up the road, and some pulling trailers, that once reaching the Cottonwood Creek Road had no way of turning around," said Ronda Bishop, Council District Ranger. "We are posting a closure sign low in the drainage to ensure visitors know of the road closure before heading up the drainage."

Tue. Feb 12: Grooming has been temporarily suspended due to EXTREME Avalanche Danger. They are hoping to restart and reopen trails Friday during daylight hours. Please stay safe if you are going out in these conditions.

Mon. Feb 11: Avalanche danger is HIGH. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, West Face Parking Lot, Brundage Lookout, Green Gate Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Goose Lake, Brundage Reservoir, Upper Elevation. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Corners. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Burnt Tree.

Sun. Feb 10: Avalanche danger is High. Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Sater Meadows, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creekm 4 Corners.

Sat. Feb 9: Smiths Ferry - Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Copet Creek, Green Gate Parking Lot. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Association Cabin, Clayburn, Hazard Lakes. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Sheep Creek Loop. Wellington Parking Lot, Sage Hen, High Valley.

Fri. Feb 8: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh, Warren. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Wallace Lane (New Meadows) Parking Lot. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Mica Saddle.

Thur. Feb. 7: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Pearl Creek, Brush Creek. Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Copet Creek, Sater Meadows, Fisher Creek Saddle, Granite Lake. Donnelly - Donnelly Groomer Garage, No Business Saddle, Little 4 Cornres, No Business Lookout.

Wed. Feb 6: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Secesh.

Tue. Feb. 5: Upper Elevation Parking Lot, Brundage Reservoir, Goose Lake, Copet Creek, Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Greem Gate Parking Lot. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Sheep Creek.

Sat. Feb 2: Francis Wallace Parking Lot, Secesh. Cascade - West Mtn. Groomer Garage, Deer Creek, Burnt Tree.

Fri. Feb 1: Still waiting for groomer updates from Valley County. Will post as soon as it comes out.

Upcoming events 2018-2019 season:

Manchester Ice Center times and information

I will post more dates as I get them.

Mar. 2: 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.