Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 Hot Springs Race

For those of you looking for a great pre-Classic race here is a great one near Fairbanks.  The pre-race meeting is in just a few days so hopefully your schedule is flexible and can accommodate a last minute race. 

Here is the press-release:

Hot Springs--AlaskAcross  MEETING, May 24, 7pm  at  beaver sports
please attend
--the price you pay is out there in the country
-- a code of conduct is understood:
      no pack animals(except yourself), no caches of gear, 
      carry all gear from start to finish, no sabotage
AlaskAcross is for those experienced with raw wilderness travel.
There are no marked trails or directional markers.  This is wild country. The event is difficult and hazardous even when conditions are best. You will be entirely on your own in a remote region of Alaska . 
No help will be available.  No rescue can be anticipated. The appropriate knowledge of wilderness orienteering, bears and other animal hazards, crossing and paddling rivers, illness, injury, gear failure or loss, self- rescue, bad weather, hypothermia, frostbite, extremely difficult terrain, and the like must have been acquired before entering this event. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

2011 Race

The 2011 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic applications are out and available.  The race this year will start on July 17th.  After two years of starting the race at Gerstle River, it's possible that the race this year will start from Black Rapids.  Severe weather last year as well as the lengthy route made for a potentially dangerous situation.  Starting the race at Black Rapids would make the race shorter and people would be more likely to finish.  If you need an application send me an email and I'll make sure you get one.