Our brushing weekend is now history and massive amounts of brush were cut and hauled into the woods along Trail 472 heading toward Rudyard. Some of our volunteers even worked Friday brushing the railroad grade and then turned up Saturday ready for more work! Below is a list of the people who worked on the trails helping make the Snow Chaser trails safe and wide. Our sign crew worked September 24th, 25th, and 26th to check all of the signs on all Snow Chaser trails and get things ready for inspection by the DNR.
The Sign Crew:
Jack Dean Pat Wright
Paul Moran Larry Hendershott
Grant Dewitt Jay Wright
Our Brushing Crew:
Dan Heingartner Mike Mantooth Codie Ross Kurt Gallant Todd Gallant John Simon John Costello Dean Besteman Dawn Johnson Matt Fillenwalth
Mike Lacey Sr. Scott Melchi David Wible Aaron Grassner Paul Sutherland Terri Abbo John Smith Jr. Doug Fountain Ron Johnson James Smith
Troy Heingartner Jake Fillenwalth Doyle Yader Mike Evans David Santi Paul Ackerman John Smith Sr. Steve Johnson Rex Hyrns
It is people like these, who generously gave of their time and labor, who make the Chippewa Snow Chasers a great organization. When these volunteers ride our trails next winter they can be proud that they helped to make our trails some of the best in the UP.
Hey Snow Chasers! Do you remember those 5 raffle tickets you were sent in June. Many of you have returned them already with the money, however many of you have them still sitting on the shelf or in the drawer. We need you to retrieve them, sell them, and send the money back to the club. Prizes will be $100.00 per week for 20 weeks. Winning tickets will be put back in the hopper for the next drawing giving you multiple chances to win! Drawings will begin April 23, 2016
. If anyone needs more tickets contact Ed Carlson at 906-437-5492
Remember the proceeds from the raffle will be earmarked for our Scholarship Fund and fund the mortgage payment for the Rudyard groomer barn.
The August brushing crew worked hard and deserve some recognition. Those participating are as follows:
A big “thank you” for your efforts. We appreciate your willingness to help in this yearly job!
Save The Date!!!
November 7, 2015 is the date for this year’s Whitetails Unlimited banquet. Lots of prizes, fun and fellowship.
Tickets will be available later!
Congratulations to Kaylor L. Conner from Indian River.
She was the winner of the $500.00 Snow Chaser scholarship. Congratulations Kaylor and our best wishes for your future!
Along the Chippewa Snow Chaser Trails you will see small rectangular signs with two letters and four numbers on them. The two letters in our area are “FS”. In other areas you may see different letters such as “FR”, “GS”, “KL” or “LL”.
If you have an accident on the trail and need emergency help, the first thing the responders need to know, is exactly where the victim is located. Send someone in your party in each direction to find the nearest sign. You should encounter a sign on the trail within one mile in either direction.
Memorize the two letters and 4 numbers and give them to the 911 operator. These small signs, if used as locators, will tell the 911 operator exactly where the victim is located in the forest and the first responders will be able to get there quickly.
Be sure to give the letters and numbers exactly as they appear on the nearest sign! Reversing a couple of numbers could send the first responders miles from where they are actually needed!