Twelve hardy volunteers put in just over 30+ combined hours of backbreaking shoveling to make nice snow paths under four bridges that the Sonot will pass under. Anyone who feels left out of the fun can grab their sleds and shovels to add more snow over the next several days.
CAUTION: The trail under Ft. Wainwright vehicle bridge is well marked with stakes. DO NOT go outside them. The ice is missing or very thin, and the water is deep and swift. Wednesday night’s volunteers hauled snow from as far away as 200 – 300 meters from this potentially dangerous area. Again, DO NOT GO OUTSIDE MARKING STAKES.
Wednesday Night’s Awesome Dozen were: Dermot Cole, Steve Smith, Bill Chedister, Bruce Jamieson, Chris Puchner, Owen Hanley, Mike Ruckhaus, Steve Clautice, Caleb Richardson, Mike Kramer, Donovan Granger and Bill Husby.
Six hardy volunteers (aged 56 to 71) moved large quantities of snow last night to prevent Sonot Kkaazoot skiers from damaging their ski bottoms on highway gravel embedded into the icy surface of the Chena River underneath highway bridges. Huge thanks go out to Bill Husby, Chris Puchner, Donovan Granger, Mike Schmoker, Owen Hanley, and Carol Kleckner, who worked for three hours to make the river even better skiing.
As of 6 p.m. on 3/27/14, Bad Bob (chief of course) is now 99% sure the race will be on the river!