Save Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, for our annual picnic and ski event at Lapham Peak State Park. However we’ve had to re-invent it this year! Since we can’t use the indoor shelter due to the pandemic, we’ve decided to host an outdoor picnic at the Mike Fort Shelter near the Homestead Hollow parking lot. Remembering back to some fun times on past Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee ski trips when we had no shelter, we decided to bring back our community “soup dump.” We thought this would be a great alternative this year. So here’s how it works:
1. Bring one can of soup per person to the shelter before you ski starting at 10 a.m. Bring either a white-base soup, a red base or a vegetarian soup. We’ll have three pots.
2. Bring your own mug or bowl and spoon.
3. We’ll provide some hot chocolate and cups and perhaps oyster crackers or bread
4. Go skiing or hiking, whatever the weather dictates.
5. Be back between noon and 1 p.m. to eat and visit-- with mask and social distancing.
6. After lunch, go ski again if you wish!
We have a few volunteers with propane stoves, pots etc. but if you wish to help, contact Renee C. at email@example.com
The Board has decided to not give any lessons this year due to the complexity with Covid-19 and another event at Lapham that day. Still, some of our teachers are willing to help, and if you see an experienced NSCM skier on the trails, don’t hesitate to ask for some tips! Of course you will need your annual State Park sticker, which you should purchase online ahead of time. You can get your 2021 sticker starting Dec. 1, 2020. If you only want a daily pass for @ $8.00 you may end up waiting in line at the entrance booth. Since there is a race that day as well, the entrance could be quite busy. Some special events have brought in too many people, and they have had to close the park until others leave. We can only hope that doesn’t happen that day! The restrooms have been open and should remain so. Hope to see you on Jan. 9th if not before!
The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) continues to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.