- Jan 5View SourceHey Steve
I have just come from Declo and I took my kite and it was windy as all hell for the entire two days and I agree that it was indeed 7m stuff. A friend (who is not a kiter) said exactly the same as you about kiting in that area and also behind Pomerelle sounds like there is great public land, (flattish) and that you could snowshoe/snowmobile in without too much exertion.
From: Steve Linane <itile@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2014 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] Scouting report - cascade area
(Its about time to get desperate ). speaking of Cascade , I remember about 5 or 6 years ago Correct me if I'm wrong , Bryan and Garrett went up to west MT on snowmobiles and found some kitting , reported having a pretty good time , should be snow , don’t know if there is enough on the trail to get up there , BUT the problem we always have had with the area is wind , once we got some wind in a snow storm at the south end of the lake . other times we found some light thermals on the east side of the valley , the prevailing wind in the area is just the way Will described it , winter or summer , .In the Camas there is a spot that mite have snow , but with the freeze thaw every day its got to be rock hard this is at the intersection of Bennett Mt. Rd. and Hill City Rd. 4 wheel drive a good idea .Its in a pass some trees , narrow and every time I have been there it was gusty .A spot I’ve wanted to try is Pomerelle is located just 25 miles off Interstate 84 via Idaho 77, Declo/Albion Exit #216. 190 miles from Boise , its windy out there most of the time bring your 7m . last report 12” base and 16” at top so not looking good . but my plan is to ride the chair to the top and kite from there , BUT I’ve never been there so don’t know if that will work .anyone got a report from Strawberry or Skyline ?Hey all-Went skiing up at tamarack yesterday and did a little snowkite scouting. Since camas is dry as a bone (drove though before new years) I thought I would check out a different area.Round valley does not have enough snow on the ground.Casacade lake is frozen and ridable. There was about 1-3 inches of snow over the ice and it was pretty soft in some areas, like the northern parts of the lake. Wind was blowing westerlies so it was gusty and would shut off for 30-45 min at a time but a south or north wind would work nicely on the lake.
The fields don't have enough snow and even the ones we found with 4 or more inches had no base so you would be riding right on the grass.Tamarack, for skiing, has more snow than bogus but it's rock hard and sucks in most places. I'm sorry I brought such crappy winters since I moved here. If anyone wants to start a fund for me to move back, perhaps you can get your winters back.On a more positive note, we did stay in driggs and Jackson last week and they have a lot more snow than this side of the state. It's kitable on the hills north of driggs and we heard on antelope flats has just enough. The east side of Wyoming has great snow if anyone wants to really chase it.Cheers and here's hoping for some mega storms!!--Will