WINTERSPORTS -- Brown-earth-weary skiers, boarders and snowshoers aren't giving up hope in Idaho.
"The snowshoe hut is ready for the season," reports Geoff Harvey of the Panhandle Nordic Club after rigging up the warming structure on the Fourth of July pass winter trail system and installing the wood-burning stove. "All we need now is snow."
Check in at Fourth of July Pass starting at 10 a.m. Then take off at your own pace at 11:30 a.m. Prizes and refreshments provided.
The event is a fundraiser for the club, which maintains the winter trails at the pass.
"The event is a go no matter what the conditions are," said Jim McMillen, club president. "We expect snow but if there isn't any, we'll go for a hike."