The Tumalo Langlauf Club has worked diligently this fall to get the Meissner Community Ski Area ready for winter. Yesterday, some partiers visited the Meissner Shelter and managed to trash the place and leave beer bottles and cans and, most sadly, burn up a quantity of the wood that had been split and stored for wintertime visitors.
The club, its volunteers and the Bend Nordic Team had spent hours not only working on the wood storage shed, but splitting wood by hand.
The visitors disrespected those efforts in a one-night orgy of excess. For this, they deserve The Boot.