In preparation for the 2016 Sonot Kkaazoot, this afternoon Bad Bob Baker took his new double drag down the Chena River. He enthusiastically reported that it worked well. “The Chena has several sections of jumble-ice, however, after going over these areas 4 or 5 times, they really smoothed out quite a bit. The Chena is actually in pretty good shape. I had no real problems with open water. ”
Bob continues “There is a small section just upriver from the DOYON building that I did not groom, as there is some open water problems there, but I think that will freeze up fine by next month.”
Bad Bob may make another grooming run next week before he heads off to World Masters XC Ski Races in Finland. What a treat! We now have an opportunity to ski the Chena River downriver from Graehl Park (where the Sonot Kkaazoot has actually started in the past) two months before the Sonot Kkaazoot.