from race director, Bad Bob Baker at 10:04 a.m. today:
THE weekend is coming..I just talked with TOM and with the wild winds he’s not sure when he’ll groom, but he plans to do what he can, when he can.. and often as possible. Tom also mentioned that there is also a possibility of the administration shutting down the groomers. SO..anything can happen on this VIRTUAL SONOT KKAAZOOT.
This coming week looks very warm and lots of snow…but by next Friday the sun starts to come out and the temp really drops …down to just below zero downtown….
NEXT SATURDAY…the true SONOT KKAAZOOT race day is forecasting some sunshine and a high of +12 downtown..
SO, the big question is how the Chena River will hold up from now till then…
It looks like tomorrow and Sunday are going to be the best skiing snow wise until Friday and Saturday of next week. Lots of snow and high temps Monday through Thursday… SO…get out tomorrow and Sunday for the the most assured SONOT KKAAZOOT conditions… it might get better, it might not, and the River may hold up, or it may not..
I intend to ski my virtual Sonot Kkaazoot tomorrow so there’ll be no updates once I leave home. Remember, I’m a 70 year old volunteer so I do everything SLOWLY.
Seeing as this is a virtual Sonot, Bad Bob won’t be following me as course sweep. Thus, this year, I may be napping on the Chena River not him in late afternoon. (Maybe Eric Buetow will bring out a beverage in front of his house to revive me).
Keep your virtual Sonot reports coming. I’ll update this site as soon as I can. I’m also a struggling grad student and my home internet is barely crawling along.