RSVP: Collingsville Trail area of Petersville

March 21, 2020 all-day America/Anchorage Timezone
Collingsville Trail area of Petersville
Michelle LaRose
RSVP:  Collingsville Trail area of Petersville @ Collingsville Trail area of Petersville

(RSVP this ride via text or email to contact info above to be also included in updates)

EXPECT DEEP SNOW!  Collingville Trail is above Peters Creek in Petersville and we’ll ride out what is now a bumpy track to wide, open meadows where the settled snow base is 2-3 feet with 4 new inches of snow Tuesday (more Wednesday it’s said).   A Powerhounds’ Paradise, there is meadow after meadow of untracked as far as you have enough gas and energy!

SNOWMACHINE TRACKS OF 146″ OR LONGER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (unless you’re an “expert” on a shorter track in deep snow)

Meet 10am at MP121.5 parking lot on the Parks Highway (just north of Trapper Creek) and be ready to ride at 10:30am.  Out East-West Express Trail to Petersville Road, short distance to cross Peters Creek (easy stream crossing) then ascend a slight grade where the track is a bit “chopped up”, then branch off into the open untracked meadows.  Probably 60-75 miles round trip, have full gas and oil for your sled.  IMPORTANT: BRING A SACK LUNCH AND BEVERAGE, even though we’re passing Forks Roadhouse, they’re closed for the season due to the Governor’s mandated closure of 3/17.  Vitus Energy in Trapper Creek has a small grocery store but there are no food services open.  Return to the cars 4-5pm.

RSVP will include group-texting for last minute updates–if you can’t receive group texts or don’t have a cell phone, let ride leader know.