Hiking: hiking conditions are good, peak color has passed, enjoyable fall colors remain.
Biking: the West Side trails offer the best biking, that area tends to be the driest (but BE SURE TO READ 'Important Updates' below). The East Side trails are surprisingly dry this summer, and more 'bike-able' than usual. On the East Side, after rainy weather avoid the trails far to the east, they usually are damp and soft.
Bugs: insect activity is low.
A 50-100 meter segment of West Side trail adjacent to a beaver dam is soggy between intersections H-I; you can walk your bike through this spot - but anticipate wet shoes if you do.
Due to recent logging, on the East Side, if the trails are damp avoid Rut Road between intersections 20-21-22. Click here for details
Due to active logging, on the West Side, avoid the loop between intersections D-E-D, and watch for logging traffic from A-B-C-D.
April 24, 2021: snow showers
Summertime mowing began in late June on the East Side trails. East Side mowing was completed on July 25th, and touch-up mowing was done after that. The West Side was mowed in the last half of July. Click here for a map showing East Side mowing details.
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.
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
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