One of the biggest developments for our 2020/21 season has come about through our continuing partnership with the United States Forest Service.
The Seward Ranger District's vision to improve recreation resources in the area has expanded the areas our volunteer crew can groom snow trails for non-motorized recreation to include an area near the Devils Creek Trailhead. This area was the site of a 2017 timber sale managed by the USFS that also provided significant amounts of cut and decked firewood to the community.
It affords some great views, good sun exposure during our short days, and now, the opportunity to lay some corduroy down to create some snow trails.
We will continue to work the USFS as we determine which routes work best but for now we are following a loop many locals have been skiing since 2017.
A big thanks to the Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Corporation for the grant this year which allowed us to purchase a second roller/compactor for the Cooper Landing Community Club's Trails Committee. This roller/compactor will be used here and in the Quartz/Crescent Creek area to help capture any freshies that fall and keep building our base.
A big thanks to Erik and Alaska Rivers Company for spending the last couple days prepping and packing this inaugural loop.
So get out there and enjoy our shared resource on our public lands!