Stan Justice’s Muskrat Ponds Tour is back as an in-person event! The ski tour takes in some muskrat ponds in the wetlands between Farmer’s Loop and College Road. Then feel free to grab a snack at Greens Bar and Grill afterward.

Start time and place: February 18 at 11am, Fairbanks Golf Course parking lot – near Ballaine and Farmers Loop intersection

Estimated tour time: 2-3 hours

Short description: This tour follows a 7-mile loop partly on dog mushing trails and partly on set classic tracks. It is mostly flat with some sharp drops and climbs at pond edges. Greens Bar and Grill, at the golf course, will be open when the tour is done.

Cancel temperature: -15F (NWS airport temp)

Dogs allowed? Dog free please.

Leaders: Stan Justice (907-479-5017) and Barb O’Donnell

Grooming Donations: If you enjoy these nicely groomed trails, please consider making a donation. You can make a donation through PayPay (instructions below) or you can mail a check to Tako Raynolds, 1819 Muskox Trail, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6626. Donations help volunteer groomers keep the Skarland, Pearl Creek Nordic Park, Fairbanks Golf Course, and Muskrat Ponds trails groomed.

PayPal Donation Instructions

1) Log into PayPal by your preferred method, or Scan the QR CODE with your mobile phone camera
2) Click “SEND” button
3) Enter “Pearl Creektrails” (yep it is spelled & spaced just like that).
4) Enter amount you want to donate
5) Enter how you want to pay
6) Select “Friends and Family” (do not select goods & services – that incurs a fee to Pearl Creek Fund)
7) Click “send” and you are done.