What: Skarland 12-Mile Loop Tour

When: Sunday, February 13 2022

Start time and place: 10AM at the UAF Ski Hut

Google Maps link to UAF Ski Hut: https://goo.gl/maps/tpNYfNYJaxYPwCae6

Estimated tour time: 4 hours

Short description: Complete Skarland loop 12-mile classic ski tour. A fun moderate ski tour requiring intermediate to advanced classic ski ability.

Starting at the UAF Ski Hut we’ll head past Ballaine Lake to connect to the Pearl Creek trail system. From there we’ll climb up and around the hills above Ballaine Road, following the Equinox trail system back to UAF via the Musk Ox Farm.

Expect moderate climbs and descents, hopefully on groomed tracked trails. There will be several road crossings. Be prepared for variable waxing temperatures and bring sufficient water and snacks.

Temperature cut off will be -15 at the Fairbanks International Airport (NWS website https://www.weather.gov/afg/)

No dogs please. We’ll be skiing on groomed trails, through residential areas, and crossing roads

And while cross-country skiing is fairly safe, please remember to be Covid-aware. Try to keep your distance and mask if you can’t.

Leader: Joel Young, 460-4367