2016 CRAIG SNOWMOBILE POKER RUN
NORTHWEST COLORADO SNOWMOBILE CLUB (NOWECOS)
This last Saturday, January 30, the Craig Snowmobile Club held its annual snowmobile poker run. The participation was great, with 116 riders and 382 poker hands. The ride started at the Freeman trailhead, covered 34 miles, with 5 Stations where participants spun for their poker hands. The weather started out cloudy and later, with wind and near whiteout snow conditions, became an interesting ride. However, all participants completed the entire ride. Even so, riders were all smiles as they returned to the last station at the Freeman trailhead.
After the ride, prizes were awarded at the OP Bar and Grill, which served either a yummy green or red chili hamburger. Prizes were awarded, with the best hand receiving $796.25, the next best hand receiving $477.75 and the third best hand receiving $318.50. Other participants receiving special prizes were 18-month-old Rycker Wartluft who rode with his parents on their snowmobiles. The youngest person riding his own snowmobile was Hunter Filler, age 7. The oldest rider was 87 year young, John Jepkema. Most all participants received a prize donated by a total of 42 businesses mostly in Craig, with a few Hayden and Steamboat Springs business also donating prizes.
With the proceeds of both the annual poker run and the snowmobile raffle, the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club awards scholarships to Moffat County High School graduating seniors. Last year we were able to award three $1,000 scholarships and hope to award the same or more scholarships to deserving 2016 Moffat County High School graduates.
NOWECOS sends THANKS and APPRECIATION to all Participants and the Business for supporting our scholarship program.
THANKS goes also to the O.P Bar and Grill for hosting our evening meal and providing a place to award prizes. Thanks to our club members for their efforts resulting in a very successful Poker Run.
Participants on the Poker Run waiting to spin for a card. (Station 1)
Rycker Wartluft, the youngest participant (18 months old) who rode with his parents.
The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club (NOWECOS) meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Where: Craig, Colorado in the Moffat County High School Library map
Time: 7:00 PM. Months of September - April.
Our Club Rides are on:
The 2nd Saturday of the month
The 4th Sunday of the month
Come join us.
Scheduled Events 2015 - 2016
Sunday - 9/13/15 - 5:00 PM Summer Picnic at Loudy Simpson Park . (west picnic area)
The club will provide ribs. Please bring two covered dishes and your own service.
Tuesday - 10/6/15 - 7:00 PM Regular Club Meeting at Moffat County High School Room 101 Meeting Minutes
Tuesday - 11/3/15 - 7:00 PM Regular Club Meeting at Moffat County High School Room 101 Meeting Minutes
Tuesday - 12/1/15 - 7:00 PM Regular Club Meeting at Moffat County High School Room 101 Meeting Minutes
Tuesday - 1/5/16 - 7:00 PM Regular Club Meeting at Moffat County High School Room 101 Meeting Minutes
Saturday - 1/16/16 Avalanche Training. Meet at Freeman Trailhead at 9:00 AM. Proceed to Johnson Meadow or
Freeman Resevoir, depending on snow conditions.
Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1/23-25/16 CSA Convention. Put on by Salida. All activities are out of Mt Princeton Resort, Nathrop, Colorado
Saturday - 1/30/16 Annual Poker Run.
Tuesday - 2/2/15 - 7:00 PM Regular Club Meeting at Moffat County High School Room 101 Meeting Minutes
Tuesday - 3/1/15 - 7:00 PM Regular Club Meeting at Moffat County High School Room 101
Tuesday - 4/5/15 - 7:00 PM Regular Club Meeting at Moffat County High School Room 101
Check out the latest Snowmobile Storm Magazine
MAP: (click to enlarge) -
Hard Copy Maps are availiable at the Black Mountain, Freeman Reservoir and Wilderness Ranch Trailhead Parking Lots.
This map is provided for you by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club.
This map is intended for the enjoyment and safety of the user.
LOCATION: The Northern Craig Snowmobile System is located in the Bears Ears District of Routt National Forest in Northwest Colorado. Trailheads, of maintained trails leading into the Black Mountain and California Park areas of the Elkhead Mountain Range, are conveniently located approximately 10, 11 and 25 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13. All trailheads are approximately 1 to 2 miles east of the Highway. Maps are availiable at the Trail Head parking lots.
AREA DESCRIPTION: Trail elevations range from approximately 7000 to over 10,000 feet, with snow depths of 4 to 10 feet from late November through April. The area has a wide variety of terrain and scenery, including steep mountains, stands of Spruce, Fir and Aspen trees, and scenic overlook points of the Yampa Valley. At the lower elevations, the trails pass through many large open parks and meadows, and over gently rolling hills. Most wildlife is located below the 8,000 foot elevation during the winter months. Elk, deer and antelope can often be seen in the fields along CO HWY 13 and the country leading to the trailheads.
NOWECOS would like to thank our Business Sponsors and ask you to support their establishments.