(weather update 3/9 from Eureka Roadhouse @ 11am: “SUNNY, CLEAR and 13 degrees. No wind to speak of, occasional breezes”)
One of the most beautiful, best snow and most popular club day rides—NELCHINA GLACIER ! At an elevation of 5000 feet, some of the best snow of the season. We’ll follow packed-powder established trails out to the glacier and this ride is assigned Intermediate level for total round-trip distance and trails that are not groomed along the way but have an established path (the only “technical” crossing is a frozen river across the ice). Lots of play along the sides in soft powder snow (optional). About 38 miles each way so a typical day around 80-some miles or so but make certain to top your gas and oil tanks (gas available at Eureka Roadhouse @ $7/gallon) and if you have a gas jug that straps to your sled (no bungees !) bring it because we’re going to burn it up in the deep. HAVE A SPARE DRIVE BELT ! –very important for deep snow.
Always check the hotline before you go 907-689-7777 for any last-minute advice or changes and information on difficult driving conditions if any.
Bring a sack lunch, beverage and camera. We’ll enjoy our meal among the most beautiful scenery southcentral Alaska has to offer. Allow 2.5-3 hours drive time from Anchorage to the meeting spot in good driving conditions. Glenn Highway Milepost 128 at the Eureka Roadhouse back parking lot at 10:15am (lodging, food & gas available-call ahead 907-822-3808 for lodging) on the Glenn Highway Northeast and be ready to ride at 10:45am after a short riders meeting.
The drive is worth it–this is one amazing day every time we go…and the scenery is unbeatable for our area too !
PLEASE RSVP BY TEXTING RIDE LEADER JACK GRIECO AT 907-242-8686 IF YOU PLAN ON GOING SO WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED OF ANY WEATHER UPDATES. If you don’t have texting, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org