Current Trail Conditions
January 14, 2019
Still no appreciable new snow, but there is lots 'up in the hills'. Went on a great 'north side' ride on Saturday - lots of trails were still 'fresh tracks'. Today, the KVR was groomed from the store to Trout Main. It was starting to get a little bumpy, but it nice and smooth again now.
December 31, 2018
It was very late coming, but we finally have enough snow to enjoy snowmobiling, without hitting rocks all the time. Osprey and Link Lakes are frozen over, with at least 9" of ice. The KVR has lots of snow. Lots of fresh powder on all the trails north and south of the lake. All the trail clearing done during the spring and summer is now paying off.
September 25, 2018
It's still been warm during the days, but freezing conditions overnight clearly indicate fall is here, with the winter snow not far away.
With our new tow-behind groomer, we should be able to keep the main trails nice and smooth this year.
Osprey - Christmas Events 2018
Santa Run on Christmas Eve has be ongoing for 30 plus years here at Hayes Creek Fire District, taking in the Three Lakes. This year there was 11 stops and 22 excited children. Santa and his 11 helpers....5 elfs and others behind the scene organizing and helping.
Before each stop, Santa is "briefed" by his elfs on children's ages and names, and there desires and interests........So when he makes his grand entrance, he calls each by name and asks them things only they would know......makes believers out of skeptics!
It is hard to explain here in words....but those who help each year and experience this....well....you see it thru those young eyes.....it is really magical and brings tears to more than a few eyes.....and makes them want to be part of this every year!
Special thanks to Santa "Dave", and all his helpers....Mrs "Suzie" Santa for organizing, buying and wrapping the gifts, and calling each parent to get the "goods" on each child, and the Osprey Ratepayers Assoc for the donation of funds to make it happen. And of course Elf "Peter" for supplying and decorating the sleigh each year.
This year's Snow Golf saw a record 50 golfers (to use the term loosely) enjoy 6 holes 'on the ice'. There was even one hole of 'bowling' included. Always something different. Thanks to Len and Troy Mitchell for helping with the setup. Low score was Paul H with a 27. Nearly all foursomes ended up with one prize. Thanks for all the prize donations: KPMG, Fraser Valley Refrigeration, Kal Tire, Bridge Electric, GV Power Sports, and John Deere.
For some reason, the Hay Ride was not as popular this year, but those who went out had a great time. Thanks for Rob M for organizing and driving the trailer around and for Karli and Brenda for helping with the setup.
The season's festivities ended with a bang with the 5th Annual New Years Eve Fireworks display. There were over 70 people on the ice, plus at least another 40 in the nearby residences enjoying a fantastic 20 minute 'professional' fireworks display. Thanks for Al Q, Duane B, and all the helpers for sourcing and putting on this great display.
The Osprey Lake area has an excellent, extensive network of maintained trails around Osprey, Link and Chain Lakes. The network stretches north to Elkart Lodge and south to Stemwinder, west to Tulameen, and east to Summerland. Most trails can be enjoyed in the winter on snowmobiles and in the summer on ORV/ATV's. Most of these trails are multi-use - for motorized vehicles, horses, walkers, and bicycles.
We encourage responsible use of these areas - keep noise and dust down around others - especially other users of the KVR.
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