Blue Hills Trail CONDITIONS
The trails are in good shape, they have a thin layer of crusty snow.
Heads Up! There's active logging on the East Side (details below).
1-Avoid the following East Side trail segments where there's active logging: 4 to 5, 4 to B1, B1 to 5.
2-Logging on the West Side between intersections Y & Z was done in June.
3-Autumn 2022, loggers cut a big timber sale on the East Side. It's probably wise to avoid hiking those trails in all but very dry weather. Click here for a map showing the involved trails.
December 9: 1/2" wet snow
grooming & MOWING
Grooming Report / Plans:
Ski trail grooming begins some time in early-mid December after the deer gun hunts wind down, and the weather cooperates.
Rusk County Trail Association
May 23, 2002 8:10 PM
Meeting called to order
by Jan Paulsen, president, at 7:10 p.m. at the Warming Hut
Officers: Lori Mikunda, Dave Olsen, Jan Paulsen.
Members: Dave Borman, Dick Brockbank, Chris Buslee, Carolyn Chatterton, Howard Chatterton, Frank Lowry, Kirk Paulsen, Tom Paulsen, Jackie Pederson, Jerry Schneider, Bob Witkiewicz, and Debbie Ziemer.
Non-members: Justin Bucher.
Motion by Buslee, second by Brockbank, to dispense with reading of the prior minutes. Unanimously carried.
Presented by Lori Mikunda. Discussion held. Motion by Buslee, seconded by Lowry, to approve the Treasurer's report as presented. Unanimously carried.
- Old Business
- New Business
- Designate committee members for the upcoming year
- Discussion regarding reorganization of the Rusk County Trail Association
- Election of officers
Jan Paulsen updated the status of the 501C3 application. This is still in the hands of Carolyn Stephens, Precision Accounting.
Buslee expressed an interest in continuing the Full Moon Ski events.
Discussed establishment of snow shoeing trails on the new logging trails.
A waxing clinic will again be held prior to the start of the ski season. Tom & Lori Mikunda have again expressed a willingness to host the clinic.
Discussed organizing events to attract young children. In the past, Jerry Schneider has offered to teach skate skiing and is willing to continue.
To be carried over with additions as highlighted in bold
- Asset Disbursement/Restructuring: Dave Borman, Howard Chatterton, Dave Olsen, Doug Spielman
- Banquet Committee: Jan Paulsen, Tom Paulsen
- Blue Hills Ascent Committee: Dick Brockbank, Frank Lowry, Tom Paulsen (chair)
- Equipment Committee:
- Grooming Committee: Carolyn Chatterton, Howard Chatterton
- Trail Work, Maps & Signs: Steve Brockman, Chris Buslee, Carolyn Chatterton, Howard Chatterton, Frank Lowry
- Website: Tom Paulsen
Reorganization of the Rusk County Trail Association
Lengthy discussion held regarding the reorganization of the Club and its assets.
Election of Officers
President: Chris Buslee nominated Dave Olsen. Motion by Buslee, second by Tom Paulsen, to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Olsen. Unanimously carried.
Vice President: Carolyn Chatterton nominated Frank Lowry. Motion by Buslee, second by Tom Paulsen, to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Lowry. Unanimously carried.
Secretary: Howard Chatterton nominated Jan Paulsen as Secretary. Motion by Buslee to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Paulsen. Second by Tom Paulsen. Unanimously carried.
Treasurer: Frank Lowry nominated Carolyn Chatterton as Treasurer. Motion by Buslee, second by Mikunda, to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Chatterton. Unanimously carried.
Motion to adjourn by Buslee, second by Witkiewicz. Unanimously carried.
Taken by Lori Larsen Mikunda, Secretary-Treasurer.
A Listing of Active Committees
- Asset Disbursement/Restructuring Committee
- Banquet Committee
- Blue Hills Ascent Committee
- Equipment Committee
- Grooming Committee
- Trail Work, Maps & Signs Committee
- Website Committee