It's the start of day 4 here in McCall, and it snowed last night for the first time. Here a park employee is grooming the snowshoe track.
The old visitor center at Ponderosa State Park os on the left. It serves as the venue headquarters. These are some Forest Service employees talking before any of the SO folks showed up, about 0800.
The podium for presenting awards, and its backdrop. There are 8 places on the podium. All 8 get recognized, but only the top 3 get medals.
These guys are putting in a little fence/barrior in front of the podium to keep the crowd back. The guy on the left is drilling a hole in the snow for the post. The drill bit costs about $200, per the guy on the right.