Hickory is Happening! The Nordic ski trails are going to be awesome!!
The City of Traverse City and Charter Township of Garfield Recreational Authority is embarking on a public visioning process to better understand how the Authority can better serve the future recreational needs and desires of Township and City residents. There will be many opportunities to get engaged! Throughout this effort, the Authority will be holding focus-group discussions, surveying park users, and holding a series of open Community Visioning sessions. This website will serve as the headquarters for project information. https://recauthorityvisioning.org/ Please check back often to review meeting materials and stay engaged as the project progresses, and thank you for your interest! The Rec Authority is in the process of visioning for their future and the focus of their properties. They are seeking public input via an on line survey, much like we did with Hickory Hills. This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the Nordic Community to respond with their thoughts regarding the Rec Authority's future focus, especially as it relates to trail building in the Meadows (e.g., possibly taking advantage of trail design already completed for that park) and connections between the Hills and the Meadows. Here is a survey we should be all interested in responding to. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rec-Authority
The Board members and friends of the North American Vasa were all saddened to hear about Jack’s death. The Vasa and the White Pine Stampede both go back to the late 1970’s. For many of us skiers, it was a time-honored tradition to ski the White Pine on the 1st Saturday in February and then the Vasa on the following Saturday. And you could count on seeing Jack at the starting line on the morning of each of the White Pine Stampede races. Jack inspired so many volunteers to work the aid stations and road crossings and parking lots for the race that it was said that there was a waiting list for these spots year after year. There would not have been a White Pine without Jack. He was the man behind the race - a well respected lawyer whose office in Mancelona was the hub of all of the activity and energy that fed the White Pine Stampede. And Jack devoted his time and effort to make the race happen solely for the benefit of the community. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends at the Vasa. The Board members in particular extend their sympathies to his wife Beth and the rest of the McKaig family. May he rest In peace on a well groomed trail some place in heaven’s quiet woods.