FYI – the Juneau Nordic Ski Team will be training this afternoon at Montana Creek from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Groomed, great condition, come on out
Not many customers at the Campground, but the skating is fair. Classic is marginal. Ginzu’d the main drags and let classic stew in it’s own juices.
Easy access up Trickster now to Upper Loop, which has 4 km of fantastic skate and classic. And Lower Loop has softened considerably with a few inches of new snow, and might be decent for ski touring or even skate ski. Please post if you check out the LL today!
I measured the upper loop today, trying to ski every part without doubling back on my tracks, and came up with a 4 km loop. Greg Patz did the same and he came up with 4.5 km. Either way, it’s a lovely ski and twice as long as anything that Anchorage has right now. FYI – if you ski from the lodge to the upper loop via Trickster, it is almost exactly 1 km one way. And yes, it is possible to ski it uphill – about a dozen Juneau Nordic Ski Team athletes did it this morning on their skate skis, then I went back and skied it on my classic skis in the afternoon. It gets easier every time, I promise!
Used Ginsu to cut and comb the long loop and the lollipop. Currently the skate skiing is good but the classic track is water and ice. If it freezes tonight be careful in the morning.
noon Saturday: campground is icy, icy, icy