I wasn't sure which forum to put this in, but since many of you guys will be spring bear hunting and possibly wolf hunting beginning around this time, wanted to make sure you know the State's plan to begin plowing.
Al at Maclaren River Lodge told me that the DOT intends to start plowing on the Paxson side beginning April 7th. DOT Tom said he thinks they are just plowing to the 17 mile pit starting that early, but he wasn't sure.
I just spoke with Tom, who is head of DOT out of Fairbanks, and he said they plan to start plowing in from Cantwell on April 16th.
The plowing process can take a week or two or three to complete, so we'll keep you updated. We will keep moving our vehicles down the highway as the plowing progresses, using a combination of atv's and snow machines during this process.
Once the highway is opened to us, it's an easy off load snow machines and go from there. The snow will be excellent in the mountains into late April and well into May, if your riding in the mountains.
I'm starting to really itch about spring grizzly hunting.... woooo hoooo!!