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    Question Hatcher Pass

    anyone know if its open?

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    It is closed.


    ATTENTION SNOWMOBILER’S: The Hatcher Pass East Management Area and Summit
    Lake State Recreation Site on the West side of Hatcher Pass are closed to snowmobiling due to insufficient
    snow cover. These areas will remain closed until there is a minimum of 30” of snow with firm base to protect
    the underlying vegetation.
    The Hatcher Pass Area received 1-4 inches of new snow since the last report on 12/5/08. Temperatures warmed up
    from near 0 to the 30s this week. There were winds gusted up to 35+ MPH out of the south and east. A great deal of
    snow has been transported from the higher elevations during the last two storm systems. Side loading of valleys is
    prevalent as a result of winds from the first storm blowing predominantly from the northwest and winds from the
    more recent storm blowing predominantly from the south and east. The Hatcher Pass/Summit Lake Area has 0-30+
    (20-24 inches average) inches of snow.
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    Default Hatcher Pass is open to snowmobiles from the Fishhook Parking Lot Trailhead

    Hatcher Pass Limited Opening to Snowmobiles
    The Mat-Su Area Office of Alaska State Parks announces that as of 9:00 AM Saturday, December 13, 2008 the east side of Hatcher Pass is open to snowmobiles from the Fishhook Parking Lot Trailhead at Mile 16.5 to the Hatcher Pass Summit at Mile 19 of the Hatcher Pass Road.

    The west side of Hatcher Pass, including that portion of Summit Lake State Recreation Site west of the pass is also open to snowmobiles.

    The trail to the summit is a multi-use trail, so snowmobilers should obey the posted speed limit and watch for hikers, skiers and snowboarders.

    Snowmobilers are reminded that the telemark ski area on Hatch Peak is closed to motorized use. This area is bounded on the north by Hatcher Creek and on the east by Fishhook Creek. The Hatch Peak ridgeline forms the west boundary. The area is well marked with signs and wands along both creeks. Check the trailhead bulletin boards for a map showing the closed areas.

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    What a difference one day makes ....LOL..
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