It's 40 degrees in Chugiak, trails are melting and soft. Please help us preserve what's left by training elsewhere during this warm spell.
Trails remarkably smooth for ATV training - thank you Kris, KP and Scott for keeping them like a highway. The 8 mile hill (home-bound) is an icy freefall. I removed two small downed trees between the top of the 8 and 10 mile turn. There are 2 chunks of ice frozen into the inlet trail, probably need to reroute the trail.
Kris and Scott Maruskie packed trails in the staging area, Junior trail, Gee-haw trail, and 8 miles of the main trail system. The trail is still very bumpy between the 6-8 mile trails. ATVs are still allowed on the trails until further notice. Hopefully we will get more snow by the end of the week.
The 2/3 mile loop, staging area, and outbound Junior loop were structured last night. Kp & I ground up the ice and it should be runnable with an ATV. Gee-haw and 4 mile were NOT groomed.
We also drug the alternate side including the staging area, Ed's Loop, and the upper trail to Dee Lake. The lower trail along the lake from Ed's Loop to 5 mile was not groomed as it was very rough earlier. Stay on upper trail and lollippop return.
I recommend that all vehicles on the trails have chains.
Editor's note: The groomers spent almost 10 hours grooming trails last night. Please let them know how much you appreciate their efforts!
2-3-kiddy and 8 from cut through are open. We have a weather roller coaster for the next 6-8 days. Please do not use the trail if the temperatures are above freezing. Thank you. Kp
Kris groomed the Jr.,Gee Haw,2-8 mi. Trail is set up hard. Took multiple passes to get ruts out. Part of stage area was also done. THANK YOU Kris!
Alternate side open for training! We have lost so much snow that it is good 4 wheeler training.
The 2/3 trail is sheer ice - most likely will cut pads, but you can train at your own risk.
We do not recommend it until the snow flies!
You can take an ATV completely around the 8 mile and down the inlet trail, cross the inlet and back to the main trails by the 16 mile connector. These trails aren't ready for sleds - but soon. The junior trail is good for juniors on sleds. Please keep ATV's off the junior trails. Thanks Kris!
Alternate side is open for training but still needs more brushing as always. Lots of water from the most recent rain.
The 2-and 4- mile trails were groomed on Saturday April 8. The 3-mile trail will be groomed Sunday. Get your mushing in before noon, while the trails are still firm!
Kourosh Partow, trail boss
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