A snowy takeoff

Local sledders hit the Yukon Mound Trail hill

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Hayden Hames, 13, of Mustang, takes off on a sledding ramp of snow on the Mound Trail hill in Yukon’s Chisholm Trail Park on Wednesday, Dec. 16 while Jessie Gibson, 11, and Kim Gibson, all of Mustang, watch and take pictures. (Photo by Robert Medley)

From Staff Reports

With more than 4 inches of snow in Yukon from Sunday, Dec. 13 through Tuesday, Dec. 15, the hill at Mound Trail in Yukon’s Chisholm Trail Park filled up with sledders taking advantage of the powder.

Kim Gibson drove from Mustang with nephew Hayden Hames, 13 and daughter Jessie Gibson, 11, for an afternoon of sledding on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

They arrived at noon, and the hill was snow-packed, with a lot of powder left. But the bright afternoon sun got to work turning the snow to more of a slush by the time they left several hours later.

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Hames used a sled to go over a small ramp several times. Others made the trek to the top, and then the slide to the bottom throughout the afternoon.

Ice skating continued to draw people to the rink in Chisholm Trail Park as well. The Santa Express train and the lights of Christmas in the Park also drew steady streams of visitors who found a snowy wonderland.

Read The Yukon Progress Business Section for an update on the ice skating attendance and follow yukonprogress.com for local news and weather information.