Bad Bob skis military tour and Blackhawk with SCUM

Bad Bob joins the SCUM for ski of Sunnyside to Sonot Connector and Blackhawk–photo by Joanna Fox

Bad Bob Baker, Sonot Kkaazoot originator and race organizer, joined the SCUM for a leisurely ski through the newly fallen snow on Sunday.

Bad Bob indicated that registration for the 36th Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot will open in January 2023. There will be woodels for all three courses, and a post-race awards banquet with hot soups and other goodies will be held. Stay tuned.

The man in orange (Bad Bob) waits at the Cliffside gate--photo by Joanna Fox

We waited when Bob Moloney fell on one of the more technical corners on Cliffside. However, when someone falls on the straightaway at the bottom of Cliffside, their miscue is recorded (especially if their flexion is limited by bionic knees).

Did you see that moose divot that caught my ski? —photo by Dan Johnson

Groomer, Bill Husby, was eager to ski the Blackhawk trail even though there hadn’t been enough snow to groom it this season. So Bad Bob, Greg, Dan, and Bill headed into the helicopter trail to check on the brushing work that Mike Schmoker and David Prusak had done this fall.

Bill led the way (after Bad Bob who was back on White Bear by this time) —photo sequence by Dan Johnson
Bill bombing the tracks that Bad Bob set
Greg grinning at Bill in the snow
Greg checking on Bill with his ski pole basket

While the younger SCUM were rolling around the helicopter singletrack trail, the rest of the SCUM continued on the Sonot Connector and White Bear. The new snow was lovely in the low light of a late November morning.

Meanwhile, the older SCUM ski up the Sonot Connector to the White Bear–photo by Joanna Fox

Remember, the 36th Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot is Saturday, 25 March 2023.

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