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Thread: Where to mountain /back country ride around anchorage?

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    Default Where to mountain /back country ride around anchorage?

    Just moved from fairbanks, I know a lot of places outside of town but want to know if there is any good day trips that accumulate deep powder near bye, thanks.

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    If it's a good snow year Hatcher is awesome and so is Turnagain. Behind penguin ridge on the way to girdwood there's some riding if it gets enough coverage. Nothing really right in town unless it's a huge snow year and they open powerline pass.

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    If you're looking for riding buddies shoot me a PM, plenty of areas within 2 hours of anchorage. Sadly you still have to drive that far usually unless upper Huffman opens, then 5 mins till you're riding.

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    Turnagain is close, but has an avalanche problem. Petersville or Hatchers are the next on the list.
    Valdez is a good weekend option too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Turnagain is close, but has an avalanche problem. Petersville or Hatchers are the next on the list.
    Valdez is a good weekend option too.
    Turnagain is generally a lot safer than Hatcher. Maritime snowpacks heal faster than continental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chugachjed View Post
    Turnagain is generally a lot safer than Hatcher. Maritime snowpacks heal faster than continental.
    On top of that, the Chugach National Forest Turnagain avalanche advisory is updated five days a week with current information and forecasts.

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