Sonot Kkaazoot volunteers at 20 km turnaround

The photos below show some of the road crossing volunteers on race day: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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And the photos below show some key Sonot Kkaazoot organizers participating in the 30th annual Sonot Kkaazoot.

Frank Soos, guru of bibs and 50% of the team (with his wife, Margo Klass) that designed the fantastic Sonot Kkaazoot hats:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chris Puchner, organizer of feed stations and the Sonot Kkaazoot start and finish area, skis his longest Sonot Kkaazoot (thanks to pneumonia, work, and out-of-state family issues):OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bill Husby, one of the key NSCF groomers, before he broke his ski pole and skied 12 km with just one:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Mike Schmoker, master of the woodel construction and award presentations:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bruce Jamieson, NSCF president and World Masters skier:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Robert Hannon, Fort Wainwright contact and media mogul:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Eric Troyer

Photographs from the 20 km turnaround

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Bad Bob Baker, Sonot Kkaazoot founder and chief of course–photo by Eric Troyer

Eric Troyer, SCUM volunteer during the Sonot Kkaazoot (who is currently running the White Mountain 100) has shared a google album of his photographs:

https://goo.gl/photos/L4AxXxQBiNVU1NQR8

You are free to download any photographs, but if you download, he asks that you contribute to the Birch Hill trails fund:

https://nordicskicluboffairbanks.wildapricot.org/Donate/

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Fantastic photos by Max Kaufman

Max Kaufman, photographer and skier, took all the above photos of the 20 km skiers on the Chena River from under the Old Steese Bridge, of 40 and 50 km skiers in the Birch Hill stadium, and a few skiers at the finish.

You can view and download full resolution digital images of 229 photos from the slideshow at the Awards Ceremony on Max’s Picaso album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/102182157666674406929/Sonot2016?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOmOl_y0ptnGwQE&feat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/102182157666674406929/Sonot2016?authkey=Gv1sRgCOmOl_y0ptnGwQE

In exchange, please make a donation on Max’s behalf to either the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks trail fund:

https://nordicskicluboffairbanks.wildapricot.org/Donate/

or to FXC, the NSCF youth training program, at the upcoming Spring Gala on April 16, 2016.

Thank you, Max! Your generosity will help appease the out-of-town skiers who were disappointed that we didn’t have swag to sell this year.

 

2016 Sonot Kkaazoot story on FasterSkier.com

Gavin Kentch, who won the first place woodel in the M1 male category for the 50 km Sonot Kkaazoot, has a detailed article in FasterSkier.com, illustrated with Max Kaufman’s excellent photographs of the leading skiers.

http://fasterskier.com/blog/article/skiers-battle-warming-temps-melting-river-ice-in-fairbanks-sonot-kkaazoot/