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The Twentymile River valley has lots of great terrain for crust skiing, and a couple of cool lakes to explore.  But it can be finicky.  Often times, when enough melting has occurred to create crust, the alders have started popping up, or the section near the road has turned to swamp.  You need a lot [...]

I like a lot of variety in my ski routes, and so I don’t often do the same trips multiple times.  But this was my third time doing the Curry Ridge Rider’s Tokositna Loop.   It is such a great ski, its worth doing a few times. Rob, Bill, Kate, Chris and I are all [...]

I did the Frosty Bottom 50 mile race this year for the first time since 2007.  The race goes from Kincaid Park to Hilltop and back to Kincaid.  You  can bike it, ski it or run it.  I am sure you can guess my chosen mode of travel. My friends Seth and Bill were doing [...]

In early January, Bill and I were looking to do a long ski, but close to home.  My original idea was to try to ski from his house to my house, taking the long way around town.  We ended up modifying the route to minimize walking, and it became more like a ski from my [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]

A quick peek around the internet today revealed that a lot of skiers and bikers were out on the back-country trails of Alaska getting in one last training run/ride/ski before the Susitna 100 in two weeks. Looks like most of them were on the Su 100 cour...

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coryJanuary 10, 2011

Eureka has some of the most scenic snow machine trails in Alaska, and its always fun to ski there. Bill, Kate, Rob and I are all trying to get ready for the White Mountains 100 race in March.  So we wanted to get out for a long ski on some trails with...

On December 12th, Bill, Rachel, Kate, Danielle and I headed up to Willow to ski the same loop that, coincidentally, we skied exactly a year ago.  I say that it was a coincidence, but the Su Valley rivers usually don’t start freezing up safe for ...