Stories From Stanley, Idaho



On Sunday, the 20th of March, Davinius groomed the ski trail to Alturas Lake and it looked pretty darn good. But the snowmobile was overheating and fumes from the engine were strong enough that Davinius began to feel very strange indeed. At the lake shore he paused at the sight of a queer-looking party assembled on the bank— birds with draggled feathers, animals with their fur clinging close to them,a ground squirrel, a large dodo and Alice, a young girl from the village... all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable. "Are you alright?”asked Davinius. “The best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.”said the Dodo.“What is a Caucus-race?” asked Alice; not that she wanted much to know.“Why,” said the Dodo, “the best way to explain it is to do it.” There was no “One, two, three, and away,” but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so, the Dodo suddenly called out “The race is over!”and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, “But who has won?”At last the Dodo said, “Everybody has won, and all must have prizes.” Alice, thinking the whole thing very absurd, decided the dodo must be a socialist if he wanted to give everyone a prize, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh. “As wet as ever,” said the enigmatic Alice and she skated off on the fresh corduroy Davinius had just laid down. More grooming scheduled for Wednesday at Alturas. The Yankeeforker reports skiable trails at Park Creek as well. 

Source Url: http://stanleycc.org/alturas-lake-caucus-party/



Featured Local Events

DATE: March 2 - 4, 2018

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

March 3rd & 4th, 2018 — Sawtooth Ski Club 16th Annual Ski Festival

  • SATURDAY, March 3rd, Park Creek Ski Area
    Highway 21, 7 miles W. of Stanley
    11am-2pm Homemade Chili & Treats
    Poker Run!!!
    Winning hand called at 1:30 pm
  • SATURDAY EVENING 5:30-8:30pm
    Stanley Community Building
    Dinner Extravaganza
    Incredible Silent Auction, bring your checkbook!
  • SUNDAY, March 4th
    Alturas Lake Ski Area
    Highway 75, 20 miles S. of Stanley
    11am-3pm Soup Kitchen Social
    Great ski trails and a great time!!!

The Sawtooth Ski Club will host the 16th Sawtooth Ski Festival March 3rd and 4th. Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Poker Run. Donating fun lovers ski or snowshoe a fun course, stopping at stations to collect cards and when the game is called at 1:30, whoever has collected the best poker hand wins a most excellent prize! At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, our ski club celebrity chef will present a delicious dinner and at the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club donate lovely things, wonderful services, ski and fashion accessories and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We depend on memberships, donations and Ski Festival proceeds to fund our efforts to provide quality groomed cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake. Call Karen Keiski at 208-774-3487 if you wish to volunteer for any of the events or donate to the silent auction. See you at the Festival!


LINK: http://sawtoothskiclub.com/

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen keiski@ruralnetwork.net


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