This winter I am planning a snowshoeing and/or XC ski trip, but don't know where to look for some less challenging areas to go. I live in Montana and am not "snow-illiterate", but I am not familiar with your mountains. Until I spend significantly more time up there, I would rather stay in less dangerous parts (other than the inherent danger of being in the mountains in Alaska in winter, of course).
I am open to anywhere as I'll be driving from Fairbanks, anyway. I also have looked into the DNR rental cabins. Anyone know if there are some decently located cabins that require a snowshoe in to access?
Even some websites that have better detailed "trails" would be helpful, but map and compass only is fine by me.
I appreciate any help!