Does anyone know of a way to access the summit of Mt. Susitna by snowmachine in winter? Specifically, the flat area that makes sort of the "stomach" area of "Sleeping Lady?"
The Anchorage Amateur Radio Club has a VHF ham radio repeater up there that covers from the southern part of Zdenali National Park, all the way to Kenai/Clam Gulch, however, that site is being decommissioned because the commercial operator is shutting down due to the cost of flying fuel up to feed the diesel generator.
We're looking for a way to maintain that site without the use of aircraft. Is it possible to gain the summit with snow machines pulling sled loaded with batteries and/or fuel? The general concept here is a sort of snowmachine "train" of several machines hauling equipment, probably with an overnight, either at the base, or in the quonset hut at the summit. (read that freeze my tuckus off)