Great crust conditions along the Parks Highway up by Cantwell. From about mile 191 pullout to Jack River you are above treeline or near treeline for some great views of the North Talkeetna and Alaska Range. Its yours for the taking.
- 9:00 AM, Thu Apr 23, 2015 by red8wop
Still awesome skiing. Low 20's, still fluffy on east and north aspects and good XC skiing. Beautiful morning, no one else around.
- 11:00 AM, Wed Apr 22, 2015 by red8wop
It is still winter up here with 3 feet plus at the mine. 6" of fluffy snow where the sun hasn't hit it - aspect dependent. Good touring up to the mine on a snow machine trail and ski trail. No grooming. I broke trail up to High Grade, really fluffy up there at 4000 feet. Bring sunglasses, beautiful white everywhere!
- 8:00 PM, Tue Apr 21, 2015 by Heidi
Paved trails are swept clear, but cyclists watch out for gnarly bumps around the western wooden bridge; those bumps grew teeth over the winter! Dirt trails are ankle-deep mud and standing water in the low spots, but dried out on the ridge.
Rubber Boot Run at Russian Jack on Wednesday, 4/22! Sign up at 5:30 and run/walk at 6:30pm. There will be a polka band!
- 1:00 PM, Tue Apr 21, 2015 by red8wop
Beautiful skiing! I followed an old track (Sean’s?) barely visible, breaking trail to German bridge. Return was like skiing on a set track. No rocks, just keep right at the power line intersection. Just one lonely ski track now to German bridge and back, although cars were heading up with bikes and dogs. I used touring gear with whatever concoction of red was on them – cold snow in the shade, drifting on the hill, sun starting to effect the valley floor.
I’d give the conditions a 9- but a 10 for this winter!
The only thing that I forgot was…sunglasses! Brilliant spring day.
Road is mostly bare, dry with plentiful pea gravel, snow tires not required.
- 7:00 PM, Mon Apr 20, 2015 by Sean
Several inches of new snow. Dry on top and getting progressively wetter as you get down to the very wet base. Drier overall the further in you ski. It was not windy between 7 and 8:30. Road was just starting to freeze up when I left.
- 5:00 PM, Sun Apr 19, 2015 by Carolyn for Dan
LOST 2 pair of xc-skis that were accidentally left at Center Ridge/skier side/Non-motorized side parking area of Turnagain Pass Sunday April 19th, 2015. DESCRIPTION: touring skis BC70s and S-Bound 98 179s with 3 pin bindings. OOPS! If found or know any information please call or text Dan at (907)301-4408. Thank you - He reported it to me, Carolyn at the Glacier Ranger District Office in Girdwood on 4/22/15 Wednesday at 3:30PM.
- 10:00 AM, Sun Apr 19, 2015 by steve cleary
Skate skied up to the gate on Archangel road today starting at about 10am. Got smoother as we got higher up. A bit of new snow may it a little slushy but was still worth it. No crust unfortunately - need some cold nights. It was significantly more slushy the last two miles of our return. Skied a quick look at Ind. Mine as well - where it was wind blown and fairly difficult, but fun skiing down.
- 12:00 PM, Sat Apr 18, 2015 by LCK
Biked the city loop~ Coastal Trail, Chester Creek (keep alert) and Campbell last weekend. Trail is 99% clean and clear. Watch out for cracks and bumps on Chester and Campbell.
Chester Creek Trail
- 8:00 AM, Sat Apr 18, 2015 by pete
How is this trail for biking?
- 5:00 PM, Fri Apr 17, 2015 by A Runner
Mostly dry. A few puddles and mud on Homestead Trail and Viewpoint Trail. Overall good to go.
The Eklutna Lake ice is not safe. While it may be accessible at the north end, and seems solid where it's bumpy, the ice gets smoother, but dangerously thinner near the south end. It will not support an adult. The water temperature is still very chilly for swimming.
- 9:00 AM, Fri Apr 17, 2015 by kevin dougherty
Please, please, give a report on crust conditions at Eklutna lake. Thank you, this could be the final weekend.
Hatcher Pass -- Archangel Road
- 7:00 AM, Thu Apr 16, 2015 by Reagan
Has anyone been out to Archangel road lately? Curious about conditions. Thanks!
- 5:00 PM, Wed Apr 15, 2015 by Eric
Found a loose dog on the trail along Northern Lights east of Bragaw. Muni and rabies tags but no ID or microchip. Dropped her off at the muni animal shelter (343-8122) just before closing. Young German Shepherd mix. Red collar, 60-65 pounds. Black body with brown legs/paws and brown markings on her head. Very sweet. Probably 8 months old.
Trail conditions were good.
- 12:00 PM, Wed Apr 15, 2015 by Pam
I Skate skied Archangel yesterday, and it was surprisingly good. People were also having fun snow biking on the road. Minimal foot post holes.
Jewel lake area
- 3:00 PM, Mon Apr 13, 2015 by Runner
Re SG- I did call the police. Not much they could do at this point but at least he is on their radar now.
- 1:00 PM, Mon Apr 13, 2015 by apb
Did the Bomber traverse Apr 6-10. Variable conditions including hardpack on Backdoor Gap, 4-6 in wind slab on loaded aspects on the Snowbird, and soft spring conditions dropping down off of the Snowbird and onto Archangel.
Found a sleeping pad rolled in a sack that had slipped under a bench in the Snowbird Hut - let me know if it's yours!
- 7:00 PM, Sat Apr 11, 2015 by mike
Does anyone have a report on current classic ski conditions of Archangel Road or other places in Hatchers pass?
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