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Old 02-27-2017, 06:19 PM
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Default McCallin' All Cats 2018

Next year thinking of Wednesday at Little Ski Hill, Thursday at Brundage if with more opened terrain and trails, Friday at Jug Mountain and Saturday at the Low Ranch with the big dinner in a larger venue on Saturday night. Sunday for the drive home. There may be alternatives as politics and such will change. MVSC
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Before the snow is gone this year we will be meeting with the mountain manager at Brundage and representatives from the Forrest Service to see if we can get up on the mountain to the designated Snow Cat areas. If Tamarack is out of its financial and legal troubles we can also look there since the entire mountain is (for now?) privately owned. Jug Mountain also wants to get us up higher on the mountain to the state land and also host a night run. More soonish. Steve
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thanks steve for the effort and success in doing this. i'm sure many are looking forward to next year and another good time.
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Default next year at Jug Mountain

Met today with the Jug Mountain crew. They want to do more for 2018- talking about a Night Run for the "wild bunch" allowing the cats to stay overnight and then a breakfast, expanded Mountain access to the state Forrest and a lunch at the reservoir or BBQ dinner at the club house. MVSC
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Talked to Colby, the Manager of Little Ski Hill , yesterday. Next year, this time on Wednesday night so Sunday can be the travel day, they want to plow and clear more parking for easier unloading and better trailer storage, a torchlight parade up and down the hill with the hill lights off, a special menu dinner just for us, real men and women Snow Cat games and competition with prizes and more Snow Cat Golden Orange at $2.00 per Red Dixie Cup. Don't forget the 2017 Event Limited Edition Prints will be available very soon. MVSC and crew
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I was really hoping to get to one of the get togethers this year, but didn't get my ducks in order. I've got the wife convinced that next year I'm loading up and heading across the border to find some areas, that actually get some snow, were I can spend some time catting. So your get together in McCall is my incentive to get my "100 Mile Tucker" finished and I've got a pair of full locking diffs to put in my Volvo highway tractor, then I'll be ready to put on the miles. I'm continually watching this post to see what has happened, and what's planned. Thanks for the posted info and the incentive to get my ducks together. Here in Alberta it has been very disappointing for snow.
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Default Where we are going with McCallin' All Cats 2018

The biggest problem here in McCall is access. The NFS in this region has a tight grip on the groomed trails and open spaces, even on most public non Forrest Service land- right after the first snow. So we had to chase after the private land and with recent ownership changes and the new gates and fences we were successful after two or three attempts to sign up the sites. Insurance for the private areas is always required too- $1 million per site/day. So we formed the McCall Vintage SnowCat Club to be part of the Idaho State Snow Machine Association to help qualify as an umbrella organization. The snow this yeay was great! Now that the locals and the site operators know what a " Vintage Snow Cat" is they are really excited to expand next year's event with changes coming in how Valley County and the NFS look at our rigs. More food , more Snow Cat Golden Orange beer , many more miles and more challenging terrain for McCallin' All Cats 2018- Wednesday night, February 21- Saturday night , February 25, 2018. MVSC and McCall Crew
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