Al Clough graciously donated a shelter for the upper loop. He and Scott successfully installed it this morning. Skiers can now get out of the elements to wax skis, switch gear/clothing, have a snack or just take a break. Thanks, Al!
Still good snow on Montana Ck. with more than adequate cover above the first turn upstream of the bridge. Groomed out nicely for skate with existing track left for classic. Skate in place from about slide area up to the end. Sunny and blue skies out there as of about 10AM.
I finally got around to setting the kilometer markers on the Montana Creek trail this morning. I started measuring from just inside the gate, even though you can’t put your skis on until the first hill. The trail still measures about 3.2 kilometers one way. Very pleasant classic and skate skiing this morning despite the rain that started just before noon.
Any word on Upper Loop today?
Groomed for skate skiing .starting atop first hill. Conditions are good.
Plenty of fresh snow at Eagle Beach this morning and it was snowing hard when the Juneau Nordic Ski Team finished training there around noon. Skate skiing and classic are both good in the soft, ungroomed snow. Coverage in the trees is getting much better.
The Upper Loop is deep again for the second day from the new snow 3″. They must have groomed at midnight since there is so much fresh on top. Track is now skied in. Skating is still some work.
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