The “Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers” is a Non-profit
volunteer organization established in 1987 to promote, develop and
secure safe recreational trails for public use. Our common goal is to
preserve these trails for future generations. To be enjoyed summer and
winter by hikers, hunters, bikers, backpackers, cross-country skiers,
dog mushers, snowmachiners, skijoring, and anyone who desires to enjoy
our great public lands. These are our members. They come from all
walks of life. We promote safe and courteous use of the trails for the
enjoyment of everyone. Our fundraising proceeds are used to maintain
our equipment, develop safe trails, and provide public access. We also
participate in community programs and other charitable activities. We
are a volunteer organization, so please join us in our efforts.
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Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers Club News 9-19-2017
I hope everyone had a great summer and prosperous Hunting Season.
Just an update on up-coming Events and Happenings with your
Annual Kick-Off Party
November 4th, Saturday 6pm - Soldotna Sports Center
New Sleds for Viewing
This Event is of course Free for our members, but if you would like
to invite your friends and get them introduced to the club this
would be a great time! There will be a fee for non-members choosing
to have a meal. The Upper Deck is our No-Host Bar.
Anyone interested in helping set up and clean up, please contact:
398-4247 Sylvia; 398-4293 Jeff
The Grooming crew Gary Eoff, Ken Coleman, Steve Calbrese and Bob
Walker have been hard at it this summer getting the Groomers ready
for all the snow we are going to have. When you see them please
tell them “Thank You” for all their volunteer hours of maintenance
during the summer when most of us aren’t even thinking about those
fabulous Groomed Trails.
PB400 - Performed all recommended preventative maintenance, lube,
oil and filter changes as required. Everything was good. Replaced
defective hydraulic oil level sensor. Installed auxiliary fuel tank
and pump. Drilled out and installed larger bolts in hitch assembly,
tighten numerous nuts and bolts, replaced broken grease zerks and
etc. Replaced broken rear turn signal and flasher light as well as
burned out bulbs in front lights. Replaced flag on light whip &
inspected machine from top to bottom. Cleaned cab inside and out.
Machine is ready for winter.
PB200 - Still being worked on. Serviced machine as required.
Trouble shot and repaired defective cold weather starting system on
engine, including coolant temp sensor and 100 amp fuses. Replaced
O-Rings on hydraulic cooler hose and sight glass that were leaking
and ordered 5 new hoses, one that was leaking and 4 drive motor
hoses with blisters that are getting ready to fail. Installed all
electrical wires & switch and pump in fuel line for auxiliary fuel
tank. Relocated rear drag hydraulic control valves and moved
storage box back to provide more deck space. Replaced instrument
light bulbs, missing bolts from radiator shroud, labeled all
switches in cab, replaced flag on whip, and miscellaneous other
minor issues. Still have to replace front axle & rear drive
sprocket. Will repair broken track band and install aux fuel tank
which is being modified at Nicks Welding.
Limb Beaver - We have built a new hydraulic cylinder guard and
purchased new hose that Steve will make and it should be ready to
Tucker is “For Sale” - see add on CHCH Website and Facebook (soon)
Fall Trail maintenance still needs to be done! Please call us to
Thanks all & hope to see you on November 4th. Think Snow!!!
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is Closed
to motorized vehicles in the Caribou Hills.
For news release information:
or call the Refuge Headquarters for more information 262-7021
Caribou Hills Weather Station
Hill's Weather Video Cam Live
The Snot Hill Bypass Bridge has been removed on Jesse’s Trail (CIRI
|The Snowmobile Trails Advisory
Council (SnowTRAC) needs your help to decide where “your” snowmobile
registration dollars should go. Your responses will allow us to put
grooming dollars where you, the riders, want them.
Please go to this website and complete the SnowTRAC Survey.
This is very important to fund snowmobile trail development and
maintenance, as well as snowmobile safety and education programs.
Please forward this link to all snowmachiners you know and support your
Please respect private property and stay
on the trails unless you have permission to cross.
If you don’t know who’s property you are on, stay off!
Littering has also become a recent problem, if you “Pack it in, Pack it
Contact: Pam Stoltzfus 283-3470,
firstname.lastname@example.org for garbage clean-up assignments along Oil Well Road.