Great Weekend Here at the Landing! A little cold, but it was clear and trails were ready! Thanks to all the guys working out there to improve the conditions after the warm up last week!
Trail Boss used the User Trails Report to submit their first hand experience on the trails this weekend. They are now eligible to win a new DLOA fleece jacket!
Lows were in the mid -20's on Friday-Sunday, Highs were around 0.
Snow Depth At Landing Parking Lot:
Almost 5" of new snow last Tuesday night and Wednesday.
All of the parking lot has been plowed.
New signs were put up on the Kroto Slough-GCI trail on Saturday. The Jack Laub Deshka X-over is in!! It will be groomed and marked this week! Overflow has been covered by the snow, exposed overflow has frozen. Trails were well groomed for this weekend. There are still some bumps out there, but for the most part the conditions are good.
With the cold temperatures most of the overflow has frozen up and the new snow has covered up a lot of it. Conditions have improved in the past 2 days. The trail down to the Deshka River is in great shape, currently in the best condition of the season.
Larry has staked down to Scary Tree from the Landing. He has marked a route as best he can to avoid most hazards, however, this will not be the trail for the winter. When conditions improve he will be able to straighten out areas and have a smoother run. It is currently a very tough stretch if you want to pull a load due to dips, curves, and general hazards. Pulling a heavy load is not suggested until the snow gets packed down. He dragged it both ways today.
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Talvista Lodge- Snow conditions: Currently have 4 feet of packed snow
Trails: From Skwentna to TalVista Lodge the trails have been marked, but signs have not been posted yet. Due to warm temperatures last week, our trail is icy and bumpy. Trail continues to be rough. Snow expected Monday night.
The TalVista Lodge has food, fuel and lodging available. Please call Chris or Sarah @ the lodge for reservations 733-3066
Gas available 24/7 with credit card
Office Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm Saturday-Sunday