Thursday, October 14, 2010
While Alaskan summers are famous for their long days of sunlight, their winters are infamous for a lack of sunshine. And that lack of sunshine translates to very short days.
To many of us hard-core trail lovers, that would be a complete bummer. It would mean our trail time would be sorely limited and on many days, non-existent.
So the town of Soldotna came up with a great solution: light the trail. They have installed lights on a ten mile loop trail, and now their residents have seen the light and can enjoy their trails year-round.
We'd love to hear from Soldotna residents or anyone else who has used these "night trails." It must be a surreal experience.
By the way, the trail is available for hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers.