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    Default Driving a Polaris crew cab up the yetna to lake creek

    Thinking of doing this Dec 1 to get to my cabin has anyone ever done this on the ice if so how was it and advise would be great. Chris
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    Not sure how the rivers have frozen this year but if they are smooth this would be the year to do it with as little snow as we have had so far.

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    Skybust, I'm with ya. But I'll be riding my Polaris rmk 700 just in case. LOL
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    So far this is a good year for it with the little snow we have. I haven't been on the river yet this year though, you'll just need to keep an eye out for the ice jams - that'll be your trouble spots IMO. I would also do it with a set of chains on to get you through the jams, besides that you should be fine.
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    If it snows, I doubt the snow will be hard enough to drive up the river in December and you are going to tear up the trail. Why don't you make a cheep sled out of 55 gal drums or plywood and drag it up with a sled. It would be a lot faster.

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    you will motor right up the river but at lake creek area the ice has been late to freeze i heard so might be thin at that point but i don't know.

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    Let us know how that works for you this year. We had friends up in 1984 on 3-wheelers to the mouth of Lake Creek. They had a blast...

    You might try the Kahiltna Trail, off Oil Well Road, to the siesmic line that turns south and parallels Lake Creek. Prolly not enough snow to bridge the little creeks tho... That trail comes out at McDougall. I haven't been on it in awhile....

    Bring handyman jack, thick rope, single bit axe and a hefty deadman or anchor you can drive into the ice in case you get stuck.
    Stay off the smokin' ice. Overflow.... I'd fly it first.
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