Skijor Touring Series
by Bill Cole
Saturday, January 16, 2016: Sand Lake. Meet at 12:00 noon at the parking lot for Sand Lake Elementary School. The school is at 7500 Jewel Lake Rd, about ½ mile north of Dimond Blvd on the west side of the road. We are changing the tour location to Sand Lake due to the poor snow season. Hopefully there will be sufficient snow on the lake for skijoring. The tour is subject to snow conditions. Please check the Anchorage Skijor Club WOOF line (349-WOOF) for possible cancellation.
Come on out for a relaxed, sociable skijoring our on local trails. These tours
are not races, and won’t involve very long drives or overnight stays. The
tours are intended to be loosely structured; we will meet at a given location and
time, and people can hook up with other skijorers and go for a tour. The idea
is that for most tours people won’t need to all stay together, or even necessarily
go in the same direction. Just meet with skijor for as long or short a period
as you want. Again, it’s intended to be very low key. All levels of
skijoring ability are welcome. There is no charge or sign-up for the tours.
Just come out with your dogs. The only requirements for these tours are that
you have good control of your dog(s), and use good judgment in your skijoring.
And don’t forget your poop bag.
These are tours on public trails. There will be other trail users, and you
are responsible for your own safety and conduct. Please familiarize
yourself with the Anchorage Skijor Club Trail Protocol.
If you have comments, criticisms, or ideas please call me, Bill Cole at 522-0544
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Right
now there are two tours planned, one in January and one in February. There will
also be Show ‘n Go’s planned through the season. Check the Skijor Club calendar
for these events. The current schedule is:
Sunday, February 14, 2016: Coastal Trail. Meet at 11:00 am at the small parking area near the wastewater treatment plant just beyond the Point Woronzof parking area off Point Woronzof Road (the western extension of Northern Lights Blvd ). I chose this as a starting point because the trail to the south is less crowded, and there is some great skijoring from Woronzof to Kincaid. However, some folks may want to go north. We will have a brief introductory meeting at the trailhead, then go run some dogs!