Tuesday, December 31, 2013


All trails in the Russian River Campground plus the new trail have been groomed for skating and classical. Tracks set throughout. Walkers, showshoers; please stay to the side of the groomed trails opposite the set track. Thanks!!!!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Loops are getting a comb. Classic tracks set in Red Salmon. Get out. It's not as cold as you think.

Monday, December 23, 2013

First cut of the season with the knives. It will take a bit to recondition the deep grooves but the road to Grayling is groomed and classic tracks set along it.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Skating was sticky but fun. Think cold temps to bring snow instead of rain.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

First of the season! The road to Grayling is rolled. More to come soon!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Just finished grooming the Russian River Campground Trails. Still great skate and classical skiing. We'll keep grooming for another week or so. Get out and enjoy the sun!!!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

This is your courtesy call. Fresh Russian River groomers are waiting for you under a sunny day. Don't miss your chance.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Just groomed all the Russian River Campground trails. Great spring skiing, both skate and classical. Get out there while the great conditions last!

Monday, March 18, 2013


Hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather. Just finished grooming all trails throughout the Russian River campground. A track has been set throughout. Get out and loose a few of our winter pounds some of us have gained. Conditions are great for skate and classical skiing!

Friday, March 15, 2013


Rolled and packed the new snow at the Russian River Campground trails. Get out while the conditions are great! Enjoy the long days!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Just finished grooming (both classical and skate skiing) the Russian River Campground trails. Get out and enjoy the "spring" conditions; they're great!!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Skate skiing is incredible today! Crusty, fast fun in the sun. Get it while you can.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Sweet Skiing

Just finished grooming all the Russian River Campground Trails and loops including the "new" trail. A track has been set throughout. It's great skate and clasical skiing. Get out while the conditions are good!
For you walkers and snow-shoers, please stay to one side or the other of the groomed trails and please avoid the set track. It helps the groomers. Thanks!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

RRGC Trails in good shape!!!

Just finished grooming the Russian River Campground; main trail to Grayling has been packed and a track has been set. Great for both classical and skate skiing. Campground loops weren't groomed today but are still skiable for both classical and skate. Enjoy the conditions while we have them!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Feb 16th...Just finished grooming the Russiqn River Camp Ground Trails...All loops have been groomed and a track has been set. Let's hope the conditions stay cool. Get out and enjoy the groomed trails...They're in good shape

Friday, February 08, 2013

The Base is Back...for now.

Get your freshies while you can. Temps are rising and the corduroy may not last so grab your skis and head to the Russian. All loops are groomed and in great condition. You should still watch out for icy patches under tree wells and on the first hill of the main road. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

SRD Trails Report

Quite a mix of conditions across Seward Ranger District at the moment.
Lost Lake Trail: NOT RECOMMENDED for travel unless you have studs on shoes or tracks, lots of ice, even on the summer trail that bypasses the steep trail out of the parking lot.Primrose Trail is fair, though very bumpy.
Slaughter Ridge, Resurrection Creek (Hope), West Juneau, Russian River C.G., and Snug Harbor Rd beyond mile 5 are difficult to travel due to slick ice. The 2- 4 inches of new snow has not helped the icy conditions.
Carter, Johnson North and South are in good condition, standing water is frozen, though overflow varies from day to day and is a constant concern to be aware of when traveling over frozen water, including muskegs/meadows that are used as winter trails.
Resurrection North and SouthBean Creek, and Lower Russian Lake Trails are a little better for skiing with the few inches of new snow on top of the hard packed surface, though access roads are icy getting to all of these areas.
Exit Glacier Road is in good condition and does not sport the icy conditions at the moment.
Trail River C.G. RD  is in very good condition for skiing.
Here is link to an article of the sled dogs caught in traps. Also today’s issue of Turnagain Times will have an article.
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Irene B. Lindquist
Forestry Technician, Trails
Chugach NF, Seward RD