Due to frigid cold, this tour has been rescheduled for January 18. All other details are the same. 

Ring in the new year and ski the classical ski trails that are nestled along the Chena River and the flood control collection channel in the Chena Lake Recreation Area. We will ski the 5.7- and 4-kilometer loops.  The trail system is flat with no hills; we just have to watch out for moose. While on the trails, for those of you doing the Fairbanks Winter Trails Challenge, we’ll also be looking for “The Sign”!

When: Saturday, January 18

Start time and place: 11 AM at the River Park Ski Trails

Estimated tour time: about 2-3 hours

Directions: In North Pole, follow Laurance Road to enter CLRA.  Near the end of the road, turn left onto the River Park Road.  Follow the signs for trailhead parking on the left.  Note: it is the first pullout, no longer at the picnic pavilion. For years, CLRA did not permit dogs on this trail system, but I see that this rule was deleted from their current winter brochure. So behaved dogs welcomed.

Tour will be cancelled if temperature is -20F or lower at the airport (National Weather Service website: https://tinyurl.com/sbxr69t) Note: CLRA tends to be colder than FAI.

Leader: Lisa Stuby (371-6460, lstuby (at) gci.net)