- 3:00 PM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by funhog fundogs
Skied the north end of the Iditarod Trail from the pull out at mile 72.5 to the 2nd crossing of Ingram Creek. Icy under the trees till treeline then icy crust afterwards. Skinned up the trail and skied down with metal edged skis which was a good idea. Not alot of snow but still doable.
Now just a short section from the South Ingram creek crossing to the overlook needs some trail breaking. A nice tour from the mile 72 1/2 trailhead to the batrooms at mile 68 1/2. the crossing at the northern Ingram Creek is fine, and the southern crossing looks ok too. May need some "english" to cross the creek but plenty of ice and snow with little open water.
temps just below freezing, no wind and no clouds nor crowds.
Prašek za People!
- 3:00 PM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by devo
30F and foggy. Lighted loop. Trails iced up - main loop ok. Side trails treacherous. Don't recommend it - I'm not going back until things change.
Beach Lake Trails - Chugiak
- 3:00 PM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by Pam Todd
Great skiing tonight after Bill finishing his grooming. Mostly soft corduroy, intermixed with shaved ice flakes, made for great skiing. I hope it does not harden up too much with cooling temperatures.
- 3:00 PM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by PPJ
Skied Mize loop, Margaux's to biathlon, Mize's Folly, Hairpin and 2.9 Lekisch. Mize was groomed but well skied in and a little slick. Margaux's from stadium to biathlon was very skiable. Mize's Folly and downhill to Hairpin was very fast - checked my speed on those downhills and the climbs were great. 2.9 Lekisch was the best skiing in the park. Any place not groomed wasn't worth trying. All in all good skiing.
- 2:00 PM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by Mark Stigar
Blue Sky's 23 degrees trail froze hard. Ed will try and groom tomorrow. Good for upper body poling workout. I was glad I had my metal edge skis today.
- 12:00 PM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by eric parsons
yes the skiing sucks, but the studded tire biking (non-fat) is fast and furious. STA Trails, Moose ridge, Tour trail etc. you can even clear the Roverflow.
- 12:00 PM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by Ed Strabel
Colder Temps! MSSC will regroom (scarify) all loops and set tracks today (Sunday). Gate is locked. Should be good for Monday. MSSC will groom Archangel Rd on Monday.
- 9:00 AM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by CGil
Midtown Skating Oval. The ice is quite good. There may be a fresh mop by noon, if it's not too warm. The Alaska Speedskating Club races start at 1:30!
Tour of Anchorage Trail
- 8:00 AM, Sun Dec 08, 2013 by Thomas Pease
Yesterday, studded tires gave perfect kick on the northern end of the Coastal Trail, Chester Creek, and Tour Trail up to Service. A 10 rating for winter biking. Surfaces were smooth and glazed. Walking and skiing looked more challenging. I saw just two skiers, one who had running shoes hanging from his neck in case he had to abandon his skis. Massive overflow on Tour Trail south of Tudor is snow covered and easy to negotiate.
- 6:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by Nordic60
I agree with Hillsider- I drove from across town to Hillside and did not like the conditions at all- VERY icy on the downhills in particular with minimal control at best. Not worth it for me, but there were several other people skiing there. The uphill grades were wonderful but not so with the rest of the grades. Went to Kincaid and skied the Mize Loop and it was much better than Hillside (IMHO). Nice and fast with good edge control for skating. As other have stated; THANK YOU GROOMERS!!!
- 6:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by SDB
Kevin, there will be LT Races tomorrow. Chuck was busy getting the oval ready for tomorrows race. Thanks Chuck!
- 6:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by skier
Thank you groomers for doing such an excellent job on the Kincaid trails!
Multiuse seemed to be exceptionally good, but the lighted loops were in much better shape than the Hillside trails. Your work is so appreciated!
- 5:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by kevin dougherty
Will there be LT races Sunday, Dec 8th?
- 4:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by DS
THe Mize also has great skating.
- 3:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by Tom Smayda
Above the fog all day today.Wide no-wax classic skiis were the way to go. Soft at first but hard beyond the bridge. Probably on the soft side for skating up to the bridge. Skied into blue skies and sunshine. Beautiful day up high.
- 3:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by Hillsider
Hillside was not worth it this afternoon. Steeper uphills were nice because they were a bit chewed up, but the rest was too icy to get an edge in. Lots of double poling. Can't imagine high schoolers racing on that stuff this morning. Yikes.
- 2:00 PM, Sat Dec 07, 2013 by M Rab
The Groomers worked magic out at Kincaid. They churned up the ice and made nice soft snow. Great skate skiing on Elliott's Climb, S turns, and Jodphur. The lighted loop is pretty good too, though not as soft.
- 6:00 PM, Fri Dec 06, 2013 by Doug O'Harra
Groomers performed their magic. Lighted loops and Gasline were very doable for skating. Climbs were soft and excellent. Downhills were icy and fast, but had just enough texture to maintain control. Other places it was sometimes difficult to keep from kicking out. Bottom line: don't stay home because you're worried it's too icy.
- 5:00 PM, Fri Dec 06, 2013 by Mpowell
Really fast, groomers are out on lighted loops
Tour of Anchorage Trail
- 3:00 PM, Fri Dec 06, 2013 by art copoulos
excellent ice biking with studded tires, snow bike optional. skiing looks pretty bad. rovers has a lot of overflow on south side. singletrack is hard packed on the lower slopes and soft towards the top.
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