I hope all of you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know this is a long shot, but did any of you float the Tazlina over the weekend? If so…was the ice out on the lake, and was/is there any nasty wood in the Little Nelchina? Maybe somebody flew over the lake or has some beta on the status of lakes in the area. I know every year is different, but have any of you have floated it before in late May/early June. We drove by it on our way home from the Klutina and were just blown away by the beauty of the mountains surrounding the lake.
Since I am trolling for some advice, it is only fair that I share. We floated the Klutina over the weekend and had a great trip. The road to mile 14.5 was gnarly, as usual. On the way to the put-in, it was raining making the road a slippery, rutted-up mess. The snow/ice mound at mile 10 was hard and was pretty much flush with the road; this should quickly disappear with some warm weather. The river was fun and splashy. Lots of wood, but easy to avoid. We paid the Ahtna fee and camped on the river. Easy 90 minute bike ride to pick up the truck while the wife and kids had lunch and hiked around the Princess Lodge. On the way out, the road was in much better shape.