Put this on your calendar! Bad Bob and Sharon Baker are again offering their Moose Mountain Sunrise Ski Tour in December.
The Moose Mountain Sunrise tour offers cross-country skiers a hilly course on which to greet the winter sun. This tour follows an out-and-back course that goes to the top of Moose Mountain and beyond (but only if you want to go that far).
What: 6th Moose Mountain Sunrise Ski Tour
When: Saturday, December 17, 2022 @ 10:00am sharp….be waxed, dressed and ready to ski!!!
Where: Meet at the BAKERS home @ 3020 Moose Mountain Rd. There will be a large sign at our driveway. It’s 2.2 miles up Moose Mtn. Rd. from Spinach Creek Rd. on the left side. (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/1JyEJLwtpAE3yrEH8)
Parking: You’re welcome to arrive early. Parking could be tight depending on number of participants. Don’t be late or you’ll mess up the parking system. Try to carpool if you can.
Tour Course: Starts and finishes at our home @ 3020 Moose Mountain Rd. The tour is an out and back affair. First 2km are all UPHILL. Steepest part is the first 1/4 mile. After you hit the top of Moose Mtn, the trail follows the ridge with long ups and downs. If it’s clear out, the ridge offers wonderful views of the valleys and Fairbanks as well as the Alaska Range.
Our hope is to get everyone to the ridge top by sunrise 10:55am. Tour participants can follow the trail until they feel the need to turn around and head back down. The trail will be groomed with a nice, combed surface. The plan is to turn around and be back to the start by 1:00pm, where there will be hot drinks and treats inside our home. All are encouraged to bring a TREAT, which can be in any form: desserts, soups, breads etc.
R.S.V.P.: All participants need to sign-up ahead of time by calling (907) 455-6689 so we have an idea of how many to expect. Parking is limited, but we can provide more if necessary. You can call again the morning of the tour to check on the temperature if you’d like to know. If you decide not to participate after you’ve signed up, please call and cancel.
Classic skis would be the preferred skis to bring, however, skate skis are doable too. This tour is not for the beginning skier. Participants should be experienced and proficient in up and downhill technique. It’s well advised to bring along a small backpack with wind shells and extra clothing for the descent back down. Temperatures up in the hills can be just as cold as down in the valleys, but they can also sometimes be 30 degrees warmer!!
Temperature cut-off: This tour has no temperature cut off. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are controllable.
The SUNRISE is scheduled for 10:55am and can be quite spectacular even when the skies are not clear.
Leaders: Bad Bob and Sharon Baker