*NEW THIS WINTER!*
Overnight ride to NORTHWOODS LODGE on the Yentna River, a cozy and friendly place to hunker-down for the night. Anyone that’s ridden the Yentna River knows just how much fun this ride really is…..lots of scenery and GREAT snow conditions. Easy riding on the thick ice of the river, it can be bumpy in places so we’ll call this an “intermediate” skill level ride. Nothing technical at all and we’ll ride “leisurely” and careful with rest stops. Depart Deshka Landing in Willow ($10/day parking fee) at 1030am and ride out to the river junction of Susitna and Yentna, then venture north with a lunch stop at Yentna Station Roadhouse along the way (talk about fun place?!) onward to Northwoods Lodge, a total ride of maybe 3 to 4 hours and 48 miles each way. OPTIONAL: drop bags off at lodge probably 3pm and venture further into some intermediate-advanced powder-riding country north of the lodge-time and weather permitting, before we all gather back in time for a gourmet supper.
This lodge is well-known for their ambiance and cuisine…..owners Eric and Shan Johnson really know how to cook up a meal that rivals any restaurant with the flair for “cooking from scratch”. The lodge is constructed with tons of personality and has that “Alaskan charm” of a real backwoods experience. After a fully-cooked Sunday breakfast, we’ll regroup and make our way back to the cars at Deshka Landing, usually return by 4pm or earlier.
Price is $165 per person, includes lodging with full course supper on 2/8 and full-cooked breakfast on 2/9. Gasoline available at the lodge for cost, other meals and tips are extra. Deposit of $85.00 required to book limited supply of room(s) now, with remaining $80 due by January 31, 2020. CANCEL POLICY: cancellations with deposit are refundable less a $5 processing fee per person, cancellations after January 31, 2020 may result in full forfeiture unless riding conditions are “unsafe” as determined by the lodge owners.
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