This ebook presents an inside view of a niche ski sport - long
distance backcountry skiing on ultra-light gear. The name
of this ebook is: "Trails That Never End". And
it's subtitled: "Traveling Alaska on the Lightest of Skis".
This ebook is
about skiing Alaska's longest winter trails. And it's
about doing this skiing on, you guessed it, cross country racing
skis - "the lightest of skis."
Trails That Never End is a photo-documentary of skiing
the 1000 mile Iditarod Trail, the 1000 mile Yukon Quest Trail,
the 440 mile Kobuk 440 Trail, skiing from Kaktovik to Arctic
Village across the Brooks Range, skiing Iditarod qualifier sled
dog race trails and more. Most of these ski trips I did
with fellow Alaskans Bob Baker or Tim Miller. The Iditarod trip was
the first human-powered race from Anchorage to Nome.
And the skis of the Quest and Kobuk were the first known ski
traverses of these trails.
Ninety five percent of the content in this
ebook you will NOT find on my Alaska Performance Backcountry
Skiing web site. It is a large ebook: 44 MBs, with over 700 color images.
If you were to print out this ebook in PDF format, it would be around 490 pages. So, it's a lot of "bytes
per buck". It's the "eBook That Never Ends"!
If you like
reading my web site, then you will probably enjoy reading this ebook. The stories of these ski trips are a mix of route
descriptions, tales of the challenges encountered, insights and
tips for fellow winter trail travelers and numerous anecdotes
about the places we skied to and the people we met.
Proceeds from this book will be donated to
rural cross country skiing programs and winter trail
associations in Alaska: 2013 -
Nana Nordic, 2014 - Nana
Nordic/ Skiku, 2015 -
Willow Trail Committee, 2016 -
Willow Trail Committee, 2017 -
Willow Trail Committee, 2018 and going forward -
Willow Trail Committee.