Tomorrow is the first race in the Besh Cup series - a classic sprint race. That's followed by a distance skate race on Sunday. It's going to be a cold weekend. We went out for training today on tomorrow's Kincaid Park sprint course, and it was not warm. Not one little bit.
Here are a few pictures from today's training and from a flight I took yesterday over Prince William Sound.
|(None of the people in the foreground of this photo are members of the UAA Ski Team)|
|Mt. Marcus Baker in the background - highest mountain in the Chugach Range.|
|That's Eagle Glacier and the Eagle Glacier Nordic Ski Training Center in the foreground. If you know where to look, you can see the bunkhouse in this picture.|
|The front range of the Chugach and the Anchorage hillside.|
And one more thing: here's a newspaper article about the new trail in Girdwood that we've been training on a lot lately: http://www.adn.com/2012/12/20/2731042/new-nordic-ski-trail-comes-to.html and here's a video about the same trail. Check it out: http://www.adn.com/2012/12/20/2731010/video-new-nordic-ski-trail-opens.html#storylink=botprev