From Sonot Kkaazoot race director, Bad Bob Baker:
I just got off the River ….. not good…All of these pictures are of different bad spots on the Chena RIVER.. There is no way to avoid getting wet. This overflow extends from one side of the trail to the other. It’s 3 to 6 inches deep.
The section near the Ft. Wainwright bridge is very narrow now, with moving water on each side of the trail. There is no way I can pull my groomer thru most of these areas without getting trapped in the overflow. I took my snowmachine all the way around the 20 km course. Most of the worse areas begin beyond the Hamilton Acres area.
Tonight’s forecast is to stay quite warm, with more snow possible. My experience with these conditions on the Chena River over the past 33 years…is that I will not be groomable until a major weather change..which is not forecast until Thursday at the earliest! SO…at this point, the VIRTUAL SONOT has all moved up to BIRCH HILL.
For those of you who got your virtual SONOT KKAAZOOT in early, good job!!! I think everyone from this point on, can ski whatever VIRTUAL SONOT KKAAZOOT course they can dream up. You just CANNOT include any part of the CHENA RIVER..