The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks will be offering a ski tour this Sunday, February 23, in the Fox area. The tour requires intermediate to advanced level skiing.

The East End of Puchtler Trail & Sutherland’s Telemark Trail Roundtrip tour will descend from about 4-Mile Old Murphy Dome Road on snowmobiled-trail through pretty mixed woods that receive direct sunlight now.  We’ll branch off onto Sutherland’s telemark trail that has been brushed out and descend mildly wildly to El Dorado Creek and the new clearing where the old miner’s log cabin was. We’ll return via same route where softer waxes should permit climbing, though if you own skins, please bring them.

This area is under active consideration by the Borough for sale and consequent development by mining and tourism.  Awareness of its nature behooves an informed public.

When: Sunday, February 23

Start time and place: 10:45 a.m. at the Fox General Store.

Estimated tour time: about 2-3 hours

Canines welcome.

Leader: Phil Marshall (457-3859 or

This tour replaces the “Mysterious Mountain” Roundtrip Tour that was originally scheduled for this date. Sorry for any inconvenience.