The Hunters Meadow Cabin in Loomis State Forest is shiny and up-to-date after a collaborative effort to remodel it in time for the snowmobile and hunting season. The Butte Busters Snowmobile Club and the Association of Okanogan County Snowmobile Club led the way in this remodel with a generous grant from the Washington State Snowmobile Association.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to thank all of those involved in returning this welcome and warm snowmobile oasis back to its original condition!
Nestled in Loomis State Forest, the Hunters Meadows Cabin is a place where remote adventurers including snowmobilers, cattlemen, and hunters take a rest during their adventures. It is located in north central Washington in Okanogan County about 25 sled miles north of the town of Conconully and about 4 sled miles east of 30 Mile Meadows.
This quaint, A-frame cabin was built by DNR in 1972 and was need of restoration and repair. In 2012, the recreation community came to the rescue, donating time, resources, and grant money to update this cabin in time for the 2012-2013 snowmobile season.
The dedicated time, supplies, and grant money exceeded $8,500.
When you arrive at the cabin, you will notice the changes immediately. The rickety stairs were replaced and new windows installed. But the most important change you will experience is a brand new stove donated by Ken Orford to warm your toes, and your spirits, after your journey. Other improvements include a new table, countertops, wood box, and crack and critter seals.
We are sure you will all enjoy the efforts of these folks, especially during those snowmobile trips that turn cold and icy wet, when a shelter and a warm stove is a welcome sight. Please join DNR in celebrating the following for their contributions:
- Helen Maxwell
- Dick Coppock
- Chris Marcolin
- Tom Windsor
- Gary Allard
- Ken Orford
- Aaron Randall
- Bill Johnson
- Steve Kirkhus
- Jerry Krusoff
- Washington State Snowmobile grant program
- Hamilton Farm Equipment
- Joe Berney
- Bob Henrie
- Gary Allard
- Barb Weller
…and the many others who donated time, dollars, and equipment to make this project possible.
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