RIDE SUSPENDED FOR ANOTHER DAY–WARMER CHINOOK WIND COMING LATE THIS WEEK
Snowmachines must display state machine registration for all state parks and riding state land! http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/reg/snow.htm RSVP is needed for this ride, call or text 907-242-0808. It’s supposed to snow all next week off and on and presumably this will refresh the current hard-pack conditions of the trails with a dose of fresh powder riding in the swamps! RSVP to stay tuned for updates via group-texting….if the weather is “impossible” Friday the 15th for some reason we could always try again the 16th Saturday. Intermediate ride the distance typically 40-50 miles. Nothing technical unless we have to go around a problem area. Expect deep-snow boondocking but the Willow trails are almost all on level terrain, easy riding except for bouncing around in the deep. We’ll head south across Rolly Lakes and Red Shirt picking up Trail 6 out to the Willow swamps where we’ll cut it up. Plan is to depart 10:30 AM from Nancy Lake State Park parking lot. Bring full gas tank & oil (extra gas jug recommended burnin’ it up in the deep!) sack lunch, water to drink. Directions to Nancy Lake State Park: At Milepost 67.3 on the Parks Highway JUST SOUTH OF WILLOW you’ll find Nancy Lakes Parkway (turn on the left/west off the Parks) large street sign says “Nancy Lakes Parkway”, Travel approximately 2 miles the road dead-ends into parking area where we’ll meet. Be prepared to pay $5 State Parks daily parking fee (no change available/drop box) unless you have a State Parks Pass.