Nelchina Glacier-Eureka day ride–**CANCELLED**

February 2, 2019 all-day America/Anchorage Timezone
Nelchina Glacier Day Ride (Eureka area)
128 miles Glenn Hwy
Glennallen, AK 99588
Jack Grieco

Sorry to say, we have to err on the safe side–reported -20F last night in Eureka, even colder tonight !!

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).   YOU NEED A LONGER-TRACKED SLED–Intermediate skill level ride but lots of play along the sides in soft powder snow and we’re going to find it.  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 @ $8/gallon) and if you have a gas jug that straps to your sled 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.  Meet at Glenn Highway Milepost 128 at the Eureka Roadhouse back parking lot at 930am  (lodging, food & gas available-call ahead 907-822-3808 for lodging) on the Glenn Highway Northeast and be ready to ride at 10:15am 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 !