Today some of the Sonot Kkaazoot organizers (aka the SCUM) skied down the Sonot Connector along the Fort Wainwright trails from the Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard Area to the Chena River and back. Thanks to clearing and grooming efforts of Bob Baker, Jeff Skeels, Tom Helmers, and Bill Husby, the FWW connecting trails looked better than they have in years.
Here’s Dermot Cole leaving the Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard Area over the pond area near the parking lot:
Here’s the wide trail adjacent Ski Road:
Crossing River Road, which was plowed to pavement, requires taking off skis, but will be staffed on race day to allow skiers to ski across:
Here’s the wide trail from the Chena River back toward the 20 km turnaround: