John Wayne Trail
Get out your cross country boots, poles and skis and get some great exercise before the Holidays! Ski south alongside Lake Keechelus on the John Wayne Trail at your own pace for 90 minutes have some lunch and then head back to the Iron Horse Snopark. The trail is flat and normally groomed. Some instruction is available from the leader. Nordic classic skis or skate skis required. If you don't have you own these can be rented from REI. This trip is suitable for relative beginners and others who prefer groomed flat trails and want an easier start to their 2013/14 ski season. You can car pool from Preston P&R on I-90 or meet up at the Iron Horse Snopark trailhead. All vehicles taken to the trailhead require a WA Snopark Pass with special groomed trails sticker. Day passes can be normally be purchased at the snopark. You will also need the WA State Discover Pass. However, if you plan to ski regularly from snoparks an annual non-motorized pass is recommended for $80 (covers all occupants of the vehicle and you don't need the Discover Pass): https://fortress.wa.gov/parks/ecomm/sno/dsnostp0.asp to order on-line or buy from outlets like REI for a few $s more. Directions to Preston P&R Preston P&R and to the Iron Horse Snopark will be provide to everyone who signs up two days before the trip. When you sign up for this trip don't forget to opt in to the Car Pool Info when you log on to Your Account if you want to ride with others to the meeting place and/or trailhead. Those riding should agree a donation with their driver to help cover the cost of gas and the snopark pass.