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    Default Spirit Lake/Elephant Lake a No Go

    If your thinking of heading out there, don't do it without chains. There has already been several vehicles go off the road at the bottom of the hill past the gate. There is one stuck at the bottom now, waiting on chains. Also an abandoned van sitting right in the road at the very bottom. It's been there a couple weeks.
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    Wow! Thanks for the heads up.
    I've had minor issues getting to/from that lake before.
    Since I bought my icegripper chains it's not been a problem.
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    Took the dogs for a walk. Found a young fellow at the bottom trying to put chains on. Had to leave his truck there last night. He hadn't installed chains before, so I helped him put them on. He made it out. The abandoned van has been hit twice by out of control vehicles sliding down the hill.
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    Good to know, I was going to try it in the morning.

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    You'd be there a while. Especially with this fresh snow on the ice. You'd slide right to the bottom past the gate. If you stayed on the road, you'd smash into the abandoned van. Coyotes would feast on your mangled body. Don't do it.
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    If you guys get out there please post an update on the road. Also, if you have any luck there's a page on facebook called Kenai Peninsula Ice Fishing to post pics and information. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeRoss View Post
    You'd be there a while. Especially with this fresh snow on the ice. You'd slide right to the bottom past the gate. If you stayed on the road, you'd smash into the abandoned van. Coyotes would feast on your mangled body. Don't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    Dog gone it!!!
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    The road condition is improved. The new snow is packed down on the ice. Saw a couple vehicles make it out on Sunday. We were walking up the hill and hear a vehicle coming out. He was laying on the horn. Honking for the right of way so he could lat into it. We got well off the road for him. I was happy for the advanced warning for us and the dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeRoss View Post
    You'd be there a while. Especially with this fresh snow on the ice. You'd slide right to the bottom past the gate. If you stayed on the road, you'd smash into the abandoned van. Coyotes would feast on your mangled body. Don't do it.
    I do so hate it when coyotes feast on my mangled body

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    The road is OK now.
    That van is still stuck down the hill so watch out for it still. Can't believe they haven't moved it somehow. The right front tire is just laying there off to the side of it.
    We rode snowmachines from the top of the hill all the way down. Was a decent ride in.
    I wouldn't think of taking a 2 wheel drive in there anytime in the winter anyway. Too many bad experiences for me down there to want to do that.
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    Gate now closed for break up. And another vehicle has been abandoned near the now vandalized van. A decent looking maroon Ranger pick up. Yup, windows broke out, battery gone. I called it in. troopers refuse to have it towed.
    We need a law where the last registered owner is responsible for this bull****. "Oh, but I sold it." Too bad doofus, You should have filled out the little tear off on the bottom of the title and sent it in. I have contacted my elected representatives about this to no avail. They are too busy promoting their own agendas.
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    I think what will happen is the Kenaitze tribe will have to pay for them to be removed.
    Then through the help of the troopers they will send a bill to the last registered owner of the vehicles.
    Though it's unlikely they will collect a dime.
    Like you said it is a shame and something needs to be done about abandoned vehicles.
    If there was a law requiring the last know owner to pay for removal they might just remove them sooner instead of just leaving them.
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    Sad thing is, I called the van in a couple months ago. It was intact. Now it's completely vandalized with trash all around it. The only thing left for some low life to do is to torch it. The Ranger is quickly becoming a mess too. Losers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeRoss View Post
    Sad thing is, I called the van in a couple months ago. It was intact. Now it's completely vandalized with trash all around it. The only thing left for some low life to do is to torch it. The Ranger is quickly becoming a mess too. Losers.
    Agreed they only made it harder to retrieve.
    When it was first there a guy could of towed it out easily.
    Now they are going to need a flatbed and winch it out.
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