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Heavy snow takes a toll on Idaho City x-country ski trails

The popular winter trails, about 50 miles northeast of Boise off Idaho 21, are still open and being used by skiers, snowshoers and yurt-goers, said Leo Hennessy, the non-motorized trails coordinator with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. He surveyed the area Monday.

 

Trail users with reservations for the area’s six yurts were going under, over and around downed trees to get to the popular winter getaways. None of the yurts, which are operated by Idaho Parks and Recreation, were damaged in the storm, Hennessy said.

Hennessy hoped to start cutting out the fallen timber soon. The job will be challenging because the only way to get around the trail system in the Boise Mountains is on skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles or over-the-snow trail groomers.Full story. Pete Zimowsky Special to the Idaho Statesman


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/recreation/article52046560.html#storylink=cpy



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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.