Quad raffle ticket books are now available call Ian @ 250-371-1662.
The dealers now have 2013/2014 membership book as well as Quad raffle tickets.
First General meeting Oct 24 2013 at the Cottonwood Centre 7:00pm.
Travel on Active Roads
Traffic on industrial roads call miles using VHF radios equipped with area logging frequencies.
This is a Safety issue, you are entering a work place when you travel on an active forestry industrial road. The frequencies in use on a particular road are advertised on the signage stating the name of the road.
For this area (northwest of Kamloops) road traffic monitors and call miles on Weyerhauser channel, frequency 152.900Hz . It is highly recommended that vehicles are equipped with the appropriate radios or follow radio equipped vehicles.
Always give way (stop out of the way) to loaded trucks, all traffic coming down an industrial road are considered loaded. It is much easier for a vehicle traveling uphill to stop then a vehicle traveling downhill. Loaded logging trucks can exceed 120,000lbs in weight, often they cannot safely stop on the steep down hill pitches.
Many roads have narrow spots that will do not allow two vehicles to pass. If you are so foolish as to travel active roads without proper radio communication and you meet a loaded logging truck in the wrong place you will not like the outcome. The driver of the logging truck will make every effort to avoid you but they will not sacrifice their life because of your stupidity.
All season tires do not belong on winter logging roads, have good winter tires, and/or chains, four wheel drive is highly recommended. All trailers are difficult to pull up Watching Creek FSR and Sawmill Main FSR in the winter due to the long steep windy hills (longer than 2km, momentum will not work), if pulling a trailer four wheel drive and chains are recommended from 21km up both roads. REMEMBER YOU MAY HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY SAFELY OF A LOADED LOGGING TRUCK, YOU MAY HAVE TO STOP OUT OF THE WAY ON AN UPHILL GRADE AND GET GOING AGAIN
A big thank you to the volunteers, Gerry Vandersman, Darrel Harbige, Danny Pochay, and Marshall. Peter Doyle, Gary Soles, and Al Hodgson showed up to offer moral support. Remember bring your own paper.
Work on Gold Rush snow mobile trail starts thanks to New Pathways to Gold--100 Mile House partnership
Contrary to misleading information being promoted in the news media-
"Snowmobilers are Responsible Recreationists"!