We haven't been out on snowmachines with our little ones yet, and we're hoping to do a shakedown ride tomorrow to figure out the kinks before a trip up the Yentna next weekend. We're thinking of keeping it simple - riding laps around a lake, a groomed trail, or something along those lines. We're just looking to get the kids comfortable and make sure their new helmet, etc. setups are fine before we head out next week.
What are the lakes like in the Big Lake vicinity? I'm sure they're rock hard, but is there enough to at least ride around on without getting beat up? Would it be better sticking to the trails up around Willow? Obviously further north is better, but we're not going to head to Cantwell for the day this time around. Any recent reports would be much appreciated.