Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snowfall in Southcentral

There has been a significant amount of snowfall in the the Mat Su Valley and up the Iditarod Trail. According to reports Skwentna received about 2 feet in a 24 hour period this week. Shell Lake and further up the trail received 3 feet and more.
In the Anchorage area and also in the Mat Su Valley some came down in form of rain, but up here in Chickaloon and up the Iditarod Trail it came down in form of snow.
At times it was very wet snow and stuck to the trees, weighing down limbs with a heavy load, but it made for a beautiful wintery landscape.
This also meant we had a lot of chores around the house wind clearing the snow, packing our trails and cutting tree limbs that were now blocking our road and our trails.

Since we have been back to Alaska we have been snowshoeing once behind our house and it was a lot of work braking out a trail.
Hopefully soon we can start checking out the trails in the Mat Su Valley and on the Iditarod Trail to check on trail conditions first hand. We have our first winterbike training camp on the Iditarod Trail coming up shortly, December 27-31.Several new racers have signed up for the camp
and we still have some spots available.

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