Hatcher Pass – May 26, 2018. Trail Over the Summit Closed Today. Still Good Spring Riding Snow on West Side – Need to Access from Willow Side!

Trail Conditions Reported By: Alaska State Parks DNR



DNR Closed access to the West Side from the Park side today.  Rode there yesterday.  Still 3-5′ of snow from Dog Sled Pass and beyond.  Of course the usual rocks you need to avoid but the spring riding is incredible back there.  Access now is only from the Willow side outside of Park jurisdiction.

Links for Avalanche forecast, snow stake camera, automated Sno-tel data & State Parks Report

hatcherreport 05042018

Hatcher Pass Sno-Tel

DNR Hatcher Pass Trails Report 01/12/18Snow Stake Camera – Independence Mine

Current Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center Report

 

 

 

LAST YEARS REPORTS

Click on link following for details  listing open trails and advisories from Alaska State Parks:  hatcherreport041717

4/17/17 – No new snow fell since the last report on 4/7/17. Temperatures have been climbing above freezing during the day and dropping below freezing at night resulting in freeze-thaw melting. The snowpack has turned isothermal in the lower elevations and has begun turning isothermal in the upper elevations. The snow-pack above 3,000 feet is variable. Numerous springtime point release slides have been observed recently. Due to deteriorating snow conditions, the Goldmint Trailhead, Archangel Valley and the Fishhook Trailhead are now close to snowmobiling. The TRAIL CORRDOR ONLY from the the mile 17.5 pullout just blew the Hatcher Pass Lodge up through Hatcher Pass will remain open to snowmobiling. Any observed off-trail riding will result in immediate closure for the season.
The Hatcher Pass roadway and trailhead parking lots are clear of snow and ice. Please drive carefully as there can be icy and slippery sections when the temperature drops below freezing. The speed limit is 35 MPH. Please slow down, especially on curves and going downhill. Four wheel drive and winter tires are highly recommended.

 

No new snow fell since the last report on 4/7/17. Temperatures have been climbing above freezing during the day and dropping below freezing at night resulting in freeze-thaw melting. The snowpack has turned isothermal in the lower elevations and has begun turning isothermal in the upper elevations. The snow-pack above 2,500 feet remains variable. Numerous springtime point release slides have been observed recently. Due to deteriorating snow conditions, the areas below the Fishhook Trailhead (Including the Goldmint Trailhead and Archangel Valley) will close to snowmobiling effective 4/15/17 at 6:00 PM. The trail CORRDOR ONLY from the Fishhook Trailhead through Hatcher Pass will remain open to snowmobiling. Any observed off-trail riding will result in immediate closure for the season.
The Hatcher Pass roadway and trailhead parking lots are clear of snow and ice. Please drive carefully as there can be icy and slippery sections when the temperature drops below freezing. The speed limit is 35 MPH. Please slow down, especially on curves and going downhill. Four wheel drive and winter tires are highly recommended.

 

3-5″ of new snow fell since the last report on 3/21/17. Winds picked up with gusts up to 30 MPH in the higher elevations for a while on 3/30/17. Temperatures have started climbing above freezing today causing the new surface snow to melt. The snow-pack above 2,500 feet is variable. Generally the snow-pack has been sublimating from the cold temps we’ve had until recently. Some melting and freeze-thaw effect has begun in southerly aspects.
The Hatcher Pass roadway and trailhead parking lots have been plowed. The roadway pavement is already exposed. Please drive carefully as there can be icy and slippery sections. The speed limit is 35 MPH. Please slow down, especially on curves and going downhill. Four wheel drive and winter tires are highly recommended.

Avalanche danger is Considerable – get the new forecast from Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center Forecast

The Department of Natural Resources has created a web-based report for recreational user conflicts in the East Hatcher Pass Management Area. To access the report go to:http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/planning/mgtplans/hatcher/incident_rpt/.

Collected information may be used to assist DNR in identifying recreational conflict types and areas of conflict. These reports will not necessarily result in active enforcement or investigation. Additional information can also be provided to the area rangers by contacting the Mat-Su Area Headquarters at 907-745-8950.

For the latest trails report update for Hatcher Pass,  go to http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/curevnts.htm

Additional snow and weather information can be found at:

NCRS  Independence Mine Snow-Tel Website at:http://ambcs.org/SiteViewer.shtml or

Marmot Mountain weather station website at:http://www.cnjaic.org/wx/wx_marmot.php

Please note: A $5 day-use parking fee or 2015 annual parking pass is required at most trailheads throughout the Hatcher Pass Area. 2015 passes are now available and can be purchased online athttp://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/passes.cfmor purchased from park offices, park staff, REI, and AMH.

 

 

 

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area. All Trails Open – Hard Pack Snow

Reported By: AKDNR 14-Apr-2016

March 22, 2018 STATE PARKS REPORT – ALL TRAILS OPEN

Latest Nancy Lake Trails report – Alaska State Parks

 

A $5 day-use fee or 2017/18 annual parking pass is required at trailheads throughout the park. Please respect private properties adjacent to park land. Please check the Alaska State Parks website or call 745-8950 for current conditions.

All snowmobiles must have their current registration tags displayed when used on public lands.

Best current weather data available from this area: http://www.wunderground.com/US/AK/Willow.html
The current park map is available at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/nancylk/nancylakemap.pd

 

Deshka Landing/Big Susitna River Update. ASC Silver Business Member EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge

Reported by: Dave Luce 2/12/2016

Cindi Herman of Skwentna Roadhouse reported this morning on Facebook:
 

“The river report I got from big ken is awesome on the yentna- -deep snow. Su Has open leads but everything can be gotten around”

 
Dave Luce also reported on Facebook: 
 
14 inches of snow yesterday !!

 

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