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17th Oosik Classic

March 18, 2017

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Denali Nordic Ski Club

Talkeetna, AK

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Looking for a qualified groomer to help pack the Ski Hill nordic trail tomorrow in preparation for Wednesday's Jr. Nordic session....... ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday January 22nd, 2017 - 2:33 pm

Dan Harrell, Mark Goetsch and 1 other like this

Jacque DrummWhat time are you thinking about going or can just pull my groomer around for a couple hours in the morning to pack it.

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Christopher MannixI'm not sure what time. Earlier is better for me. I was planning on bringing the roller down there, but even with that it needs to be packed down first. There is a fair amount of snow out there, as you know. I angered in big time today by not packing down the trail first. Touch base in the AM?

2 hours ago

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Cici SchoenbergerThanks, Chris, for grooming Fish Lake this morning. It was so great getting a chance to be out there with my girls.

28 minutes ago
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Laura WrightI would love to learn how to groom...

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Anyone up for downhill runs this afternoon at my house? Snowmachine assisted lift ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday January 22nd, 2017 - 12:30 pm

Dan Harrell, Aubrey Smith and 4 others like this

Wendy BattinoHow fun, sorry I have to miss out as I am in Cali!

7 hours ago
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Laura Wrightargghhhh... just saw this and already went ski joring; too tired now.

6 hours ago
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I groomed Fish Lake this morning, but it is very soft and needs a touch up plus some tracks set. Lots of new snow out there! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday January 21st, 2017 - 6:17 pm

Cici Schoenberger, Dan Harrell and 2 others like this

Christopher MannixFish Lake is buffed out with nice tracks set.

9 hours ago
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Christopher MannixGot majorly stuck on the Fish Lake Park trails. They will need to be packed out before they can be groomed. Also, I saw signs of overflow developing on Fish Lake, so watch out if you get off the trail.

9 hours ago
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Cici SchoenbergerThanks, Chris, for your dedication. I sure appreciated it.

25 minutes ago
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Groomed Christian road cat track to swamp at spur rd. Groomed ridge trail to whisky slew trail to power line. Power Line to Lorien trail off of Mastadon rd and back. Lot of miles for multi use, snow was really coming down. Almost ran over s wolverine on the whisky slew trail which scared me halfvto death. It ran in front of me for 3/4 mile but only saw it the initial time. Very cool animal but I don't want to get that close again. Enjoy ... See MoreSee Less

Friday January 20th, 2017 - 7:43 pm

Billy Boy Barstow, Ian Mannix and 7 others like this

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Laura WrightYou went up those steep hills under the Enterie? Or, did you cross the south end of Larson Lake to back to the power line to Loriens?

2 days ago   ·  1
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Jacque DrummRan the entire Intertie from river to loriens. Sillky smooth trail. Trail filled in at the south end of Larson in 4 hours when I was at my cabin but the rest of the trail is nice. The massive hills are a challenge but someone snowmobiles it before me.

2 days ago   ·  2
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Abby Schoenberger Bradleyvery cool on the animal siting and can't wait to get out there. thanks again.

2 days ago
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Laura WrightThis is Iris (using Laura's Facebook). When you say the Whiskey slough trail, do you mean the trail between Larwson Lake trail and the tka river all the way to the Intertie, or the little loop which goes from the Ridge Trail to Lawson Lake trail (making the right, instead of steep down and coming back on Lawson Lake trail just before the open creek).

2 days ago
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Jacque DrummThe trail that connects the ridge trail and crosses whisky slough parelling the Larson lake trail. It's used in the fat bike race the " the Trio". It's about 4 miles I think. Between the Larso lake trail and river.

2 days ago
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Roos DagirisAaahhh sweet. I love that trail. Thanks for all the grooming this year. You rock!

1 day ago
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Jacque DrummGroomed last night again and biked from end of Comsat to ridge trail to whisky slew/ trio trail. Took 2:18 minutes at 3psi in tires. Slow and painful so will need to wait for some warmer weather to set trail. The Larso trail back from power line was awesome. Local resident had a sweet groomer that set perfect corduroy for the six miles back home. 12 miles 3 hrs 20mins and a ton of effort. Enjoy the trails.

1 hour ago
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Laura WrightI started at Rubber Neck to Ridge Trail to Larson Creek trail...I saw your track... I was just behind you and then passed the person on the groomer... thought it was you but it was not. A fresh corduroy trail on Larson Creek!!! It was fantastic... but soft and slow-ish. I had 3 ahd (alaskan husky dogs) one sled and a pair of skis.

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Juliah DeLoachWe ran the ridge trail "backwards" yesterday with small teams. Leaving from the end of Christiansen Lake and headed down the hill. When we were about halfway around the loop I saw a groomed trail to the left, I stayed right, and then another groomed trail to the left. Where do these trails go?

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I got out this afternoon and got Fish Lake packed and groomed for skating. Got the classical track packed, but not set. It was snowing and blowing down there so don't expect too much of a good thing tomorrow morning if you show up for an early ski. It is going to need some more work. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday January 20th, 2017 - 5:19 pm

Patrick McGownd, Jacque Drumm and 2 others like this

Mark GoetschReally blowing at Talkeetna Lakes also. Not much new snow there though

2 days ago
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Christopher MannixYikes! I woke to six inches of new powder! This is champagne powder; if we had a hill to carve turns down we would be loving it! However, we have trails and they are going to take a while to pack. That's what I am doing today.

2 days ago
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Kris Ryan- Clarke is looking for photos to use as inspiration for this years Oosik poster. Please post on this page if you have any good ones to share. Thanks,
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Wednesday January 18th, 2017 - 10:53 am

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Travis RannalsAlways my favorite

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Billy Boy BarstowThanks Travis Rannals. A true classic.

4 days ago
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Mark Burcar put the finishing touches on Ski Hill early this morning. Word is that it is still a bit soft and there are bumps, divots, and ridges that skiers should be alert for, but overall it should be really good. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday January 17th, 2017 - 6:38 pm

Mark of the park report for 1/17/17
Russ and I spent the last 2 days putting ski trails back in after the latest snow. Russ packed the lakes and set trail on X lake. I got the big groomer out and groomed and set tracks on the ski trails. Trails turned out pretty good. Will do hiking trail tomorrow.
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Tuesday January 17th, 2017 - 6:37 pm

Mia Mangione, Aubrey Smith and 7 others like this

Jacque DrummThanks Mark

5 days ago   ·  1
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Christopher MannixI imagine the traffic on the trails will be a bit slower these next few days.........

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Stayed up late and got Fish Lake buffed. Tracks are set and skate lane corduroyed to perfection. ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday January 14th, 2017 - 11:29 pm

Dan Harrell, Jacque Drumm and 12 others like this

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Aubrey SmithYou are a rockstar.

1 week ago
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Pete Radanowell done, but you forgot Question Lake.

1 week ago

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Cici SchoenbergerWow, thanks Chris!! You are amazing.

1 week ago
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Kelly Fehrman Roycewe got there early Sunday morning. Before anyone else and it was FABULOUS! Thank you so very much. The grooming was so beautiful we even took pictures :)

5 days ago   ·  1
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Jack WestIf the groom on the lake is just too perfect for you, try out the loop from the north side up into the park. Loops back after 2k or continue to Pow Wow. Plenty of sticks and bumps to keep you on your toes. I recommend walking the hill back down to the lake.

5 days ago
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