Snowshoe Trail Maintenance Begins….Finally!

16 Jan 2024 6:22 PM | Anonymous

Better late than never for snow on the trails. In-season maintenance of the snowshoe trails began this week at Swampy. Leaving cold and gray skies in Bend, Dave Alward, Kurt Keasy, Kelly Eager, Chuck DelCamre, Gary Evans, Bill Silliman, Christie Crowe, Dennis Damici, Kurt Koegler and Bob Timmer headed counter-clockwise on the Porcupine Snowshoe trail. We found great snow and temperatures in the 20’s at the sno-park; 34 by lunchtime. Our goals for the day were to clear any blowdown, replace any missing reassurance markers and trim for marker visibility.

 We were excited to shoe the new Summit Bypass trail for the first time after its completion last fall. The extra height from the snow let us trim higher for marker visibility.

After work on  Summit Bypass, the group divided into two teams so we could check and clear all of the trail segments. Several saplings and a few blowdown were cleared.

Snowshoe trail maintenance will continue on Tuesdays; weather permitting. 

Updates on the trail conditions, whether they be problems with signage or blowdown or “all clear” are really appreciated as it lets us prioritize our work. Please use either the CONC Trail form or an email to

Click HERE for the most recent condition reports for the snowshoe trails

The Central Oregon Nordic Club, PO Box 744, Bend, OR 97709, is chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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