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Friday, FEBRUARY 1, 8:26 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 4pm

KINCAID
7:45 am
Matt went out early this morning and re-groomed the Lake Loop and Horseshoe with double track, and the Multi-Use Trail.  He said that it was 27 degrees when he started and 24 degrees when he finished with lots of moisture in the air.  The snow on the trails is dry on the bottom with a nice crust on top and he says they came out "beautifully."  So, if you want to classic today, the Lake Loop and Horseshoe are in great shape and groomed to Matt's "Classic Specifications."  You'll see when you get there;) 
Matt did mention that there has been heavy foot traffic out on the Lake Loop and if you see someone out there without skis, to do the neighborly thing and gently remind them that the trail is a "ski-only" trail.
11:00 am
First things first...the Ski For Women course has been groomed with track for those who want to practice before the event on Sunday.
Craig has groomed, with the PB600, all the Lighted Loops (Mize, Margaux's, Jodhpur, Lekisch), the Nordic Play Hill (Sprint Hill), the Chalet Loop and the Stadium.   Craig says that the ice/snow mix on the trails should provide a fairly decent and pretty fast ski.  Enjoy!   
HILLSIDE
2:30 pm
Tom was out in the Pisten Bully today and groomed all the Lighted Loops and the Gasline with new track.  He used the Pisten Bully and a snowmachine on the rest of the park and mentioned that the tracks were holding. He also groomed the Richter Loop, BLM Ridge and the Spencer Loop
**Tom would like to respectfully remind skaters to be considerate and to please not skate over the tracks.     
CHUGIAK/EAGLE RIVER
Bill was out at Beach Lake last night and groomed the entire park with the exception of the Christy and Meander.  He said it came out nice. (Bill's not very chatty this morning;)
11:30
Bill's on his way back from grooming Bartlett.  He set track on the left because, in his humble opinion, the course lends itself to do so.  He groomed the Stadium as well, but said it is "wavy gravy".  There just isn't enough snow to cut those waves out with the blade, so it is what it is...with track.
**Things to watch out for:  debris in tracks and a moose behind every tree!  There are a few little bulls with attitudes and a cow and a calf, so be aware and put your moose radar on high!!
**There will be a skijoring race at Bartlett tomorrow. 
2:30 pm
Bill's second attempt at grooming Mirror Lake Middle School and the Coyote Trail System was a success!  He groomed and tracked everywhere.  He was able to climb the hills without trouble today.  By the way, for those who have never skied these trails, it's worth the drive and a nice change of scenery!  Have a great weekend!

 
"UWAX is Back" Kincaid weather hotline is back online 248-UWAX (248-8929) will give Time, Temp in F, Wind direction, wind speed & humidity. Listen closely, - Hal, the automated voice, is a bit hard to understand. Huge thank you to Karl Volz for making that happen.