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Operating as usual

About a foot in the last 48 hours and more trickling in all day. Tony will be out grooming starting around 3am to prep f...
02/14/2021

About a foot in the last 48 hours and more trickling in all day. Tony will be out grooming starting around 3am to prep for Sunday.

The folks at Pokyxc.org will groom for Monday when we are open 9-5 to the Publix for rentals and trail passes.

Directions at http://Nordic.Pocatello.us

02/13/2021

6-8” overnight at the Nordic center. 90% groomed. Have a great ski weekend.

A special thank you to Old Town Gunslingers for donating fuel for the entire season to groom the nordic trail system.
02/12/2021

A special thank you to Old Town Gunslingers for donating fuel for the entire season to groom the nordic trail system.

Just in case anyone here hasn't heard about the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center, it's a great place and winter makes ...
02/06/2021
East Mink Creek Nordic Center

Just in case anyone here hasn't heard about the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center, it's a great place and winter makes this place come alive. Check it out: https://youtu.be/1EIVfbQjZaY

If you haven't been to the East Mink Creek Nordic Center, you're missing out. It is a great hiking spot during the summer but in winter it really shines. Cro...

Mule deer, creekside connector and creekside trails at the Nordic center.  All of these are open during the potato cup t...
02/05/2021

Mule deer, creekside connector and creekside trails at the Nordic center. All of these are open during the potato cup tomorrow. The entire system is open after mid day. Race loop is closed after course is set tonight. The Gate will be locked overnight.

From Troy over at Nordic Ski Foundation: I groomed everything except upper canyon tonight. Skate and classic. Creekside ...
02/04/2021

From Troy over at Nordic Ski Foundation:

I groomed everything except upper canyon tonight. Skate and classic. Creekside is still very thin and the classic tracks didn’t turn out very well. Honestly, Creekside won’t be very good skiing until we get more snow but at least the dogs will be happy! The rest of the trails are in great shape. Skiing should be very good tomorrow. 28 degrees and snowing lightly when I left at 9:30.

Volunteers groom 4 days a week at the nordic center. They fund raise for their own grooming vehicles and equipment and work hard to make sure every day has the best skiing possible. Consider joining the foundation, volunteering your time and showing up to events. http://pokyxc.org

The east mink creek Nordic center is holding strong. 100% of trails open. Sledding hill open. Snowshoe trail open. Bonus...
02/02/2021

The east mink creek Nordic center is holding strong.

100% of trails open.
Sledding hill open.
Snowshoe trail open.
Bonus snowshoe trail open.
Rentals available Friday-Sunday 9-5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-bkxSwFv7c How do we keep the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center running during a pande...
02/01/2021
Pandemic measures to keep XC Skiing going

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-bkxSwFv7c How do we keep the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center running during a pandemic?
Like this: We are still holding field trips for 4th and 5th graders and it is still business as usual with some tweaks to follow the CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe and to keep Idaho open.

It is hard enough to stay fit and active during the winter and the pandemic attempts to make it harder. Well, we're here to make it easier. Here are some of ...

Whether your kid's school is coming on their XC ski or showshoe field trip this year or in a few years time, here is the...
01/09/2021
Ski / snowshoe fieldtrip guide

Whether your kid's school is coming on their XC ski or showshoe field trip this year or in a few years time, here is the guide to get them ready.https://youtu.be/xf-g-AzD8-Q

For all you 4th and 5th graders coming to the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic center for a winter field trip, these are the pro tips for a safe, prepared, fun da...

The Nordic center is lovely with 100% coverage and all trails groomed. Rent equipment Friday-Sunday 9-5. Ski 24/7 with a...
01/08/2021

The Nordic center is lovely with 100% coverage and all trails groomed. Rent equipment Friday-Sunday 9-5. Ski 24/7 with a season pass or via fee box at trailheads.

01/02/2021

All 2021 city run Nordic events are canceled including free ski day, group lessons, and snowshoe and wine.
Rentals remain available Friday-Sunday 9-5.
The potato cup is still on.

Check ski conditions at http://www.Pokyxc.org

How do I get to the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center? Why is Google maps saying it is on 2nd avenue again?THIS is how ...
12/17/2020
How do I get to the East Fork Mink Creek Rd Nordic Center?

How do I get to the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center?
Why is Google maps saying it is on 2nd avenue again?
THIS is how you actually get there:
The last stretch of East Fork Mink Creek Rd from Lead draw to the Nordic center is closed from November 15th until XC ski season opens and again from the end of the XC ski season until May 15th. When is the XC ski season? Idaho weather is delightfully unpredictable but it is typically mid December until early March.
https://youtu.be/wt40fM-C2vU

Internet map providers seem to shuffle their opinion of where the Nordic center is located so here is a more definitive guide to help you get there. The addr...

Packing has started at the Nordic Center. If the forecast is even close to correct we will be skiable by the weekend.
12/14/2020

Packing has started at the Nordic Center. If the forecast is even close to correct we will be skiable by the weekend.

11/22/2020
Final 2020 fun run - social distance premium

With the first race of the series being delayed, here it finally is. Over 70 people braved the sub freezing temperatures to loosen the belt just in time for thanksgiving. It was premium social distancing with the 'start any time' model. See you you all next year.

10/16/2020
City Creek Fall 2020 Pocatello, ID CCMA

Get out on the trails. this was 10/15/20 and the colors are still all out. This route was bridge 11 up to sullivans. Take sullivans to ritalin and down serengeti back to bridge 11. Roughly 2 miles.

Just another day in paradise. City Creek Management Area in Pocatello, ID. 1500 acres of city owned single track trails. This was Bridge 11 up city creek tra...

10/16/2020

First run with some newly acquired footage in city creek just yesterday.

10/13/2020

I’m looking for models on Thursday. I’m taking some promo video clips for future use. Is anyone interested in spending a few hours biking/running/hiking in short sections over and over until I get things right?

It won’t be fun, but it could be interesting. I’ll drop some drone footage/photos of you onto your phone as compentsatiom as well as paying you in exposure bucks, which are good exactly nowhere.

12-3pm
Or 5-7pm

Reply here for a meeting place.
Skill level required: super low
Patience level required: super high
Likely result: mixed

10/12/2020

We are maybe 2 days past peak color in city creek, bit the leaves are still pretty stellar.

10/10/2020

October fun run had a very successful trickle start today. Take a look at that premium grade social diatancing.
See you on November 21st for the last fun run of the series (Ross park loop).

09/27/2020

There might not be brambles in THORn alley but it still makes for a gruelling scramble. #thorstrials2020

09/27/2020

The homestretch at #thorstrials2020 with the gong smash.

09/27/2020

A bullseye at the Javelin toss #thorstrials2020

09/27/2020

Javelin in slow-mo at #thorstrials2020

09/27/2020

A victorious shot on Ballista at #thorstrials2020

09/27/2020

#thorstrials2020 a team finishing the race with the final obstacle - the gong show.

09/27/2020

#thorstrials2020 cargo net with the front flip approach.

Some snapshots of #thorstrials2020
09/27/2020

Some snapshots of #thorstrials2020

09/26/2020

Early bird Thor's trials 2021 registration for the next week. Prices will never be lower than this.

09/25/2020
Thor's trials 2020 obstacle 2 - cargo net

Thor's trials 2020 obstacle 2 - cargo net. Thor division need to go up and over the net while Loki division only need to climb high enough to reach the bell.

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Pocatello, ID
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Is there any news on the situation for the fun runs yet or still waiting?
Please delete if not allowed... I am looking for a man who was Mountain biking up Cusick Creek yesterday around 3-4 pm. He had a lot of things to say to my friend and I as we rode out horses, and I'd like to finish our conversation about trail use. He was about 6' tall, maybe 190-220 lbs, brown hair and beard, big mouth, and really had a seriously difficult time riding over hoofprints in the dirt. He also has no respect for women or for our horses and our safety. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, please let him know I'm looking to finish our conversation. He told me that people know who I am, and that he'd find out where I lived. I want to let him know that I'm here to help him know who I am and to tell him where I live. You did not frighten me sir. It's time to see how much of a coward you are now. Please contact me and face the music for your terrible behavior. Thank you. Also, thank you to everyone else who shares the trail with everyone, and who sees that safety and fun for everyone one the trail is the main goal. I've met many people on the trails (many of SE Idaho's trails) taking part in all forms of recreation and in many years I've had very few bad experiences. I also hike, mountain bike, ride dirt bikes, ATV, and go Jeeping around on appropriately marked trails on top of my horseback riding adventures. I care for the trails like everyone else does. I don't want his bad behavior to cast a bad light on anyone else in the mountain biking community. Picture of my horse riding at home for attention. She was the one that kept me safe yesterday while we were chased off the trail and harassed multiple times. I'm sure this man was hoping he could scare our horses enough to get us bucked off. Thank goodness my horse, and my friend's horse are better than average, but if he does this to someone else he will land someone in the hospital. Thanks for any information.
Thanks for doing an amazing job up at the Nordic Center, you guys! Went up there on Wednesday for the Connor Academy 4th & 5th grade field trip. It was great, and the instructors were great with the kids.
A brief infomercial on the 'East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center'.
I was skiing the other day and a very nice person checked my pass and she went on to tell me that it is important to check in at the fee box, even with a post-it not, if the office isn't open...that they track the volume in terms of use and it helps them with applying for future grant funds. I shared this today with some other people passing the entry gate and they, much like I, wasn't aware of the importance of self-reporting/checking in when the office isn't open. Is there a way to have a professional sign made for the entry to help communicate this? Of the 5 outings I made over the last week (while the office was closed), I've never seen anyone check in at the box and this could help raise some awareness of the importance of doing so...just my two cents.
East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center infomercial. For more info go to nordic.pocatello.us
Yes, it's true. We will be open. It is important to mention that the Pocatello Cross Country Ski Foundation grooms most nights at the Nordic Center. We appreciate them so much! Make sure you thank a groomer!
Fall creek falls, south fork of Snake river below Palisades dam. Just another day in our teen/tween summer program.
Thanks to the dedicated City employees and the volunteers for all the hard work making the Nordic Center great! And, I mistakenly took a black North Face down vest that looks like mine. I apologize and if it's yours, please PM me and I'll get it to you or bring it to the next work day.
How do we get our finish times from today? Random question I know :)
How do I rent kayaks from you
OVER THE TOP TRAIL RACE ANNOUNCEMENT Saturday, May 13th. 7AM -12:30PM Centennial Park/Pocatello City Creek For more infromation about the race go to pocatellorunningclub.org