- 5:00 PM, Tue Oct 21, 2014 by S. Gramse
Pretty good classic skiing on the main trail. Skied-in tracks improve above the bridge. Rock skis advised though coverage is fine.
- 3:00 PM, Tue Oct 21, 2014 by scs
Just classic skied up the valley. 6 or 7 inches conpressed to a 2 to 3 inch firm base. Skied a mile or two above the bridge and nary a rock. As usual, better the further back you ski. Mesonet gave a false read of 46 degrees. In the 20's and in the shade. No sign of melt.
- 2:00 PM, Tue Oct 21, 2014 by Becca Rorabaugh
I skied from the Hilltop parking lot today. There is a solid 4 inches coverage on parts of the Besh loop and the second half of Spencer; if people were to ski it down a little we could have good rock skiing. As it is there is a bit of a crust and the snow is a little bit deep for skating. There are definitely rocks in places, but it's great for Hillside in October!
- 6:00 AM, Tue Oct 21, 2014 by Ray Robinson
- 2:00 PM, Fri Oct 17, 2014 by Ed Strabel
Reference the gate at the start of AAR. I believe it was locked so that DOT would go back there with heavy equipment and spread the 2 concrete barriers apart so that the Mat-Su Ski Club groomer would be able to fit thru the gap. And also so skiers coming fast, down the hill across the bridge would not have to "thread the needle". I have not been able to confirm with DOT that the barriers have been moved. If anyone knows what the situation is like at the bridge please call me at 745-4190. Thanks
- 10:00 AM, Tue Oct 14, 2014 by AK rider
The road is still driveable to the bridge, but is now locked at the Hatcher Pass road. They just close it arbitrarily early now - denying easier access to Snowbird and Lane
- 1:00 PM, Mon Oct 13, 2014 by AK rider
Very unfortunate Archangel is locked. We used to ski back there well into mid-November some years. DOT protecting us from ourselves - or protecting the least common denominator. Very sad
- 1:00 PM, Mon Oct 13, 2014 by Jason Lamoreaux
Hatcher not enough to really ski
unfortunately the Archangel gate is locked, so add a 2.5 mile hike each way if you want to ski Snowbird
- 7:00 AM, Wed Oct 08, 2014 by Biker
I guess I should have put todays date on my last post so it would have gone to the top. Please reference the sunday report for a lost item. Thanks,
- 8:00 AM, Mon Oct 06, 2014 by Nick
Black bear sighting near Middle Earth trail Sunday night. The bear was between Middle Earth and Mize Loop, just before the top intersection with Northwest Passage.
- 11:00 AM, Sun Oct 05, 2014 by Biker
Lost: I rode the STA bike trails last Sunday and my Lezyne frame pump came off my bike somewhere. Was on the full length Middle Earth plus all of its side trails and came back the south part of Bowling alley to Jodhpur parking lot. If any one picked it up and feels like doing a good deed, call me at 344-3344.
- 8:00 AM, Sat Oct 04, 2014 by Ed Strabel
4 inches of heavy wet snow at Independence Mine. 25 degrees, no grooming yet, but we will be bringing up grooming equipment on Monday.
- 8:00 AM, Mon Sep 29, 2014 by Nick
I saw the 2 black bear cubs on Jodhpur Loop on Friday, but I didn't see the sow. They were at the intersection of Jodhpur Loop and the connector closest to the Jodhpur lot.
- 9:00 AM, Mon Sep 08, 2014 by Dave Bass
It looks like the spencer loop is being widened to Kincaid dimensions. There's no trail closed signage on the south rim of the middle fork gorge below Prospect Heights so we ran down down into Wall Street unaware of the carnage. Foot penetration was up to 4" in the new mud surface.
Progress marches on...
Why would bears NOT be "still roaming" everywhere in Anchorage's green space? They don't den up for at least a couple of months. There's still salmon in Campbell Creek and lots of berries everywhere. None of us should expect land managers to have to tell us that we're sharing space with bears.
BTW, MRab @ Kincaid on 7/31, when a bear stands up it isn't being aggressive, it is just trying to get a better idea of who/what you are.
BLM Campbell Tract
- 6:00 PM, Sun Sep 07, 2014 by On foot
Black bear sow an cub sighting near the heli landing pads. They were far enough away that they continued on their way without any interactions. No signage at trailheads that the bears are still roaming around the tract. Be on alert!
Winner C*r*e*e*k T*r*a*i*l
- 4:00 PM, Sun Sep 07, 2014 by John McCormick
This is a beautiful trail through hemlock forest to alpine tundra starting from behind the Alyeska resort. The trail is in great condition and there are lots of berries further in.
Campbell Creek Trail
- 8:00 PM, Sun Aug 10, 2014 by John McCormick
Black bear sighting: the bear was immediately off the paved pedestrian/bike trail that runs along the northbound-only extension of Spenard Road between Spenard and the Westchester Lagoon basin, The bear was apparently awaiting an opportunity to cross the road to get at the raspberries that have fallen from the bushes above the large painted retaining wall. This trail is now a part of the detour around the construction on the Chester Creek Trail.
- 5:00 PM, Tue Aug 05, 2014 by Deborah Tennyson
Two bear cubs playing on the right side of Mize Loop, off the trail in a disc golf area, just before the cut-off between the Puffin Climb and Chelles turn. About 5pm. Never saw the mom.
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