Riding GRST an overnight success for snowmobilers

Ken Alexander's regular correspondence for the 100 Mile House Free Press.

John Nesbitt

John Nesbitt

By Ken Alexander

Nine members of the Green Lake Snowmobile Club embarked on an overnight ride to the 108 Mile Resort on the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail (GRST) on Jan. 28-29.

Snow conditions were “fantastic,” says club member Peter McKie.

“Everything was going well until we went up the lone steep hill on the GRST and one snowmobile rolled over and the passenger got her foot caught under the sled.”

The group stopped at the new Stormy Warming Hut for a break, and it was determined the wounded passenger wouldn’t be able to continue the ride.

The group made a quick detour to 83 Mile and Highway 97 where she was picked up by another club member and transported to the 100 Mile District General Hospital.

“She ended up having two small bones in the top of her foot broken … she was a trooper the whole time and even made it to the dinner,” McKie explains.

The riders then rode to the top of Mt. Begbie, and snow conditions got even better.

The trail from the GRST to the 108 Mile Resort was well used and bumpy, but the riders arrived at the resort around 3:30 p.m. It was early to bed for all, as the first day was a 150-kilometre ride.

The riders took a shorter route home by turning off the GRST at 83 Mile, crossing over to the power line and following to the pipeline south to Green Lake.

 

Bookmobile here

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Bookmobile will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall today (March 2) from 10 to 11 a.m. and at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Get well wishes

Friends and neighbours wish a speedy recovery for Aaron Bregg who has successfully undergone open heart surgery and has been released from hospital.

 

Celebrations

Art and Cheryl Groves, who live at South Green Lake, are pleased to welcome grandsons Noah Blaine Ellis (18.5 inches, 5.4 pounds, 10:14 p.m.) and Charlie Emerson Ellis (19.5 inches, 5.2 pounds, 10:20 p.m.) who were born on Feb. 21.

Parents Corrie and Ryan Ellis and big brother, Oliver Allan, are happy with the new additions to their family.