By: Bill Miller
In the last two weekends, Snowmobilers have accessed the Lower Nason Ridge groomed XC trail by going around the Butcher Creek gate. Last weekend, there were 8 Snowmobilers at the top of the west summit at mid-day. Their tracks made it very difficult and dangerous for the XC skiers doing the Upper Nason Ridge loop to use that trail for their descent. If you snowmobile, please respect the signs and stay off the Sepcially groomed Cross Country Ski trails. If you are a skier and see Snowmobilers using the trail, please remind them they are not to use the groomed trails. The Park rangers have asked that you report any snowmobilers on the trails including their license numbers and photos of the individuals. Skiers with dogs on the groomed trails are also prohibited and will be ticketed.
For immediate action, the Rangers ask that you call their direct line (509) 630-0038.
The land owner, Longview Timber, prohibits all motorized vehicles in this area without a permit and considers it trespassing. Additional signs have just been installed to re-enforce this issue.