November 29, 2009

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving 2009 ski conditions on the Anchorage Hillside were among the best. A workout on Wolverine was today's agenda. The Prospect Heights area trails were groomed by drag and the snow was in great shape for the several dozen skiers and hikers I saw. The flanks of Wolverine above treeline held great snow, but needed a little settlement to achieve an excellent rating for turn-earning yo-yo laps; let's give it an 8 for a great top layer with unconsolidated base. Wolverine Bowl, Wolverine Peak, and Lost Cabin Valley Trails were fabulous today! Variously packed by either skis, snowshoes, or paws, the trail was in terrific shape and skiing was very good with rare 'bones'. The connector between the Powerline Trail and Spencer Loop was a blast - keep your head down on this one; deadfall and low hanging alders create some doozy head knockers.

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