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Discussion: Birkie weather

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2017-02-17

Feb 18, 2017 4:59 PM # 
chitownclark:
My friends are coming in today from Anchorage to see Chicago and get ready to drive up to the Birkie.

Yes it is going to be warm this week. But if the Birkie Trail gets 10"-12" on Friday and Friday night, can they still put on the event? Forecast is for 17 degrees in Hayward Saturday morning. A foot of new powder on top of an old icy base? With those conditions, I HOPE they shorten the race...for your sake! Maybe you should take your classic boards up there, just in case.
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Feb 18, 2017 8:12 PM # 
Soupbone:
10-12 on Friday yuck..
It will be super tough if that happens
Feb 18, 2017 8:18 PM # 
chitownclark:
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USWI0310:1:US
Feb 19, 2017 12:20 AM # 
kadley:
Oh, great. I'm set up to do the Korte on Friday and Birkie Saturday.
Feb 19, 2017 1:51 PM # 
Soupbone:
1-3 inches on Friday. That should be perfect!
Feb 23, 2017 3:38 PM # 
chitownclark:
Well as of Thursday morning, they're still forecasting 1-3 inches. But with winds all night and into Saturday morning. Just the thing to blow that new powder snow off the icy trails and into the woods. I'm sure it is difficult. But cancelling that long drive and staying home sounds like a good decision.
Feb 23, 2017 4:55 PM # 
Soupbone:
Yep, we just made a decision to not go.
Part of it is driving through 5+ inches on the way up, and still not knowing if it on or not. You just have to ask yourself is it worth it just to get pin no 28??
It's just been that type of snow Year so it figures.
If we don't go the new snow will set up nice and everyone will have a good time.
By the way I am pretty bummed about the decision not to go.
Feb 24, 2017 7:29 PM # 
chitownclark:
Good call. The Birkie was completely cancelled Friday morning. The expected snow storm dove to the south at the last moment. And the Trail got very little, despite all kinds of hopeful forecasts all week. I guess they're going to try to scrape up enough frozen stuff Saturday morning to put together a 5k loop up at Cable. Pretty depressing year all around. :-(
Feb 24, 2017 11:19 PM # 
Soupbone:
Yep this morning at about 11 am
It's over.

New Orienteering season next weekend starting with my first trip to Dallas!!

So let's say goodbye to winter and on to spring!!
Feb 28, 2017 2:01 AM # 
chitownclark:
Not over. My Alaska buddies skied at ABR on Sunday after the 'Birkie.' Said there was lots of well-groomed snow. So head for the UP!
Feb 28, 2017 6:43 PM # 
Soupbone:
Yep that's true, but I am done. Waiting for spring and write off this sad ski season.

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