Bad Bob Baker, Sonot Kkaazoot director, sends this Chena River update:
I got down onto the Chena River yesterday afternoon… I successfully completed the entire 20 km course.. I did not take my drag down on the river at all, just the snow machine. Although I was able to get from one end to the other……THE CHENA RIVER IS NOT SAFE TO BE ON especially from the Sonot Kkaazoot start through the Island Homes section. The YUKON QUEST has put in a trail marked with wood lathe stakes and their trail is NOT SAFE either…
I advise all to STAY OFF THE CHENA RIVER at this time .
We have 7.5 weeks to go before the Sonot Kkaazoot and the Chena River can change a lot between now and then. Bob will continue to work on the Chena River trail portion of the Sonot.
Until further notice, ALL SKIERS SHOULD STAY OFF THE CHENA RIVER.