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?
Jewel lake area
- 7:00 PM, Fri Apr 10, 2015 by Runner
I have been approached twice in one week's time by a man in a black track suit and sunglasses on the jewel lake paved trails. Both times he has run behind me a couple minutes until he catches up to me and then he asks me if I want to be in a fitness video. When I say no he runs off. It has totally creeped me out. Has anyone else noticed this person?
Jewel lake area
- 7:00 PM, Fri Apr 10, 2015 by SG
RE: Runner. If somebody is acting strangely or making you uncomfortable, you should call the police, especially if it happens twice. That is their job. Don't fall victim to the bystander effect.
Mile 190 Parks Highway 2 inches of fresh on a nice sweet base. Fast touring conditions. temps near freezing, no wind and mostly cloudy but wear sunglasses. Get above the trees and you can go forever or two.
Given that (as the search function on this website makes clear) there was no crust on Eklutna one week ago, just ice, I would be very surprised to learn that skiable crust has appeared there within the past week. Very pleasantly surprised.
- 8:00 PM, Thu Apr 09, 2015 by lck
What a pleasant surprise to find the Coastal Trail free of snow and debris! Road from the Sand Lake area to Earthquake Park. One snow patch on the entrance to Kincaid Park.
Any news on crust skiing at Ekultna Lake? Please post if you're up there Friday, Saturday. Thanks
- 8:00 PM, Wed Apr 08, 2015 by Sean
I can confirm that funhog didn't hog all the fun at Glen Alps. There's still plenty to be had. The snow was much dryer by 7pm, with a few spots of moist snow. Powerline trail still has plenty of coverage. Plenty of snow in the trees heading up toward Hidden Lake/Ship Pass as well. Then wind blown once you're out of them. I didn't go beyond the trees.
a couple of fresh inches at the trailhead, about 4 back at the German Club Bridge. soft wet snow on a hard base, very skiable except near where the trailhead trail joins the powerline to the mileage marker on the gas line. temps in the low 30s, a bit of warm win and Fun. that's right Fun with a capital F. get it before the sun and wind do.
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