Kp, De and Claire groomed and packed the alt side to inlet and 16 miles connector and the staging area. Couple of small overflow icy spots on 16 and inlet. Distance folks, enjoy!
From 2/21: Kp and crew groomed the 2-3-4-6-8-12 loops. Trails are beautiful and smooth.
Distance and Iditarod teams, if you are planning to run it next week , please remember that CDMA volunteers spend 100s of hours maintaining these trails.
PLEASE DO NOT USE BRAKES TO SLOW YOUR TEAM DOWN! We ask you to use the trailhead on the SOUTH SIDE of the road. Please consider joining CDMA and/or paying a trail fee as a courtesy to the club. THANK YOU! (See https://www.chugiakdogmushers.com/membership.html for membership information)
Kp and crew groomed some super highways on kiddy-3-4-6-8-10-12-14 and alt to 16 inlet connector! Trails are beautiful and solid. We are blessed with great snow this time!
“The Classic” is on! Despite the warmer weather, the new snow held. Trail was tested today, surface was great for the feet, hooks can set and sleds can be controlled easily. We shoveled more snow in the culverts. And by Saturday with cooler temperatures we will have a fantastic track. Come on and enjoy THE EAGLE RIVER CLASSIC with us!
The 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-mile trails have been groomed. Still need more snow!
Trails are hard, fast, and icy. They have not been groomed since the warm spell.
Due to extreme weather, all trails are closed effective immediately! Stay tuned for further announcements.
Gee/Haw trail (off the 2-mile) was packed and groomed today, with a little help from resident moose. Kris also groomed a trail around Beach Lake - not recommended for sprint teams at this time. Access from alternate (south) side trail only (connector from 4-mile trail is gated.) The ski club groomed a parallel trail around Beach Lake with tracks, please stay on the sled-dog side.
Kris groomed main trails (north side) through 8 mile plus staging area with help from guest groomer Jim Cantor.
The 10, 12, and 14 mile were groomed today, crust was broken up but they are only good for distance teams - groomed today - crust is broken up.
KR groomed Junior 1/4 mile trail through 8-mile, including turns. Volunteers needed to shovel snow into culverts - runnable but very thin on south end.
Alt and 16 miles and inlet trails are groomed and ready for distance teams, enjoy. If you are using any sprint sections( 2-3-4-6-8) please make sure you are going in the right direction. kp
Kourosh Partow, trail boss
Actual Trail Distances