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  • trails at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski have been groomed and are ready for skate skiing, said Dale Bakk, trail groomer."We've got three kilometers of trails there," Bakk said, "and we've got some additional trails...
Skiing still good despite warm weather North Peninsula Recreation Area's trails are in great shape for skate skiing, trail groomer Dale Bakk said. He groomed the 5 kilometers of pool-side trails Wednesday night."That trail is in great shape," he said...
Skiers readying for winter, excited by snow so far

Dale Bakk has been too busy shoveling snow, plowing and cutting up fallen trees to enjoy winter just yet. But that doesn't mean he hasn't...
Snow conditions improving

...people hold off for a bit longer," said Bob Frates, Kenai Parks and Recreation Director. In Niksiki, trail groomer Dale Bakk is also doing the best he can with the little white stuff he has to work with. "Things aren't too bad. I rolled out...
Warm, wet weather takes toll on ski trails

...down not just branches but entire trees, that became frozen into place as the temperature cooled off," said groomer Dale Bakk on Thursday in regard to the ski trails behind Niksiki High School. "Right now they're unskiable," he said, and...
Trails shaping up nicely for winter recreation

...on the skis, but they will continue to be a snowshoer's paradise at least through the weekend, according to groomer Dale Bakk. "There's good snowshoeing right now, and it would help pack down the six inches on top of the crust," he said...
Warm, wet conditions wreak havoc on trails

...trail conditions, it also has more moose, and Frates advised anyone utilizing the area to be mindful of them. Out north, Dale Bakk, groomer for the Nikiski Community Trails and the trails behind the pool, said conditions are less than perfect. ?It...
Cold weather keeps trails hard, fast

...warmed up enough to the groomer going, so they still are what I would describe as 'backcountry' trails," said groomer Dale Bakk, adding that snowshoeing would be a more appropriate activity. Bakk said if the predicted warmer weather comes, he...
Dusted up: Snowfall helps trails

...the trails on the west side remained closed to skiing until a more significant accumulation of snow falls. To the north, Dale Bakk, groomer for the Nikiski Community Trails, reported that only about an inch fell out his way, but it was enough to make...
Skiers set for region meet recover before state. There, he said his girls have a good shot at the small-schools state title. Nikiski coach Dale Bakk also is eyeing a small-schools state title. He wants his boys to use this region meet as a springboard to a state title...


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