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    With this fresh snow does anyone know if the Eagle River Nature Center has enough show for x-country skiing? If not how far would I have to hike to find decent snow?
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    I don't know, but it is dumping snow out here again. Woohoo!!!

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    Don't know, but if it does BE CAREFUL! http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...ry/328556.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Buster View Post
    Don't know, but if it does BE CAREFUL! http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...ry/328556.html

    Thanks for the reminder. The snow is starting to pick up in mid town anchorage, but not sticking. The forecast looks prommising for more snow today and tomorrow. I think I might give it a try friday.
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    With 12 more inchees forecast I think I will be skiing on friday. I will post on conditions.
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    I thought It would be good but I had to cary my skis the first mile and beyond that was marginal skiing untill you get 3 miles in. At that point it starts to get better with fewer bare spots and rocks poking through the surface.

    Anyone been to hilside or hatchers recently?
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    Try South Fork Eagle River (Hiland Road). There is still ample snow up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Try South Fork Eagle River (Hiland Road). There is still ample snow up there.

    Is there a parking lot or trailhead there? I am not familliar with that area. Thanks.
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    Yep. Drive to mile 7.2 Hiland Road. You'll see one of the brown State Park signs right before the turn to the right. After turning, you'll cross a small bridge and then take another right. The parking area will be on your left. The trail should be pretty clear from there. It's a great trail in both winter and summer. While it can get some traffic on nice days, it is always possible to find solitude in the valleys and cirques that can be found off the trail.

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    I sneaked in a ski yesterday from ERNC right after the snow stopped, but today the trails are a soggy mess, sorry! South Fork would be a good option, but be VERY careful about avalanches! This new dump on top of the sunbaked layer below is a perfect recipe for slabs, and today at ERNC I heard 2 separate avalanches rip down from the gullies above. Yikes!!!!!

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