OK for skate, light rain & breeze, not much snow. Better luck next year.
Montana Creek classic track fast this morning. Coasted almost all the way from the groom equipment to the bridge. Rain alot lighter there than here on the island.
Snow machine not working for grooming today, maybe later. However, if you want to don rain gear for a run the surface is soft and ski-able with enough snow to cover. Rain coming down pretty steadily when I was there at 8:15.
Pulling on my dry suit right now (about 8) to go and take a look. Not optimistic but will give it a go. The river of rain appears to have washed into Juneau. Will post afterwards if I make it out. If no word someone should come and throw me a life preserver!
Rumors of atmospheric river arriving with the New Years Eve Ball Drop stimulated the Montana Creek crowd, they were legion.Skate lane was good. The best diagonal track is on the left, the groomer reset the right before the bridge, then set only skating. Want more diagonal? leave beer at the groomers shack, then we’ll see.
Lower loop still very icy for beginners. Ice packed hills until I got to the northern most straightaway on the meadow loop. Fun, but painful!
Very good classic late Saturday afternoon. Tracks a little beat up on top, but really nice the rest of the 3 km.