Snow has started falling at 5:00 pm on Monday night! Happy Holidays!!!

Trails Report
Please make good decisions based off of your experience and knowledge. Conditions change by the minutes and hours, so please use this information as another resource to help you plan your outing safely. Your safety is ultimately your responsibility.



Reported By:

Joe W., Bob P., and 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!


Friday and Saturday, Highs of around 0. Sunday high of -10. Lows in the low -20's.
Weather History

Snow Depth At Landing Parking Lot:

Unofficial 16" at the Landing. No new snow since 12/10.
All of the parking lot has been plowed.

Trail Conditions:

12/22 Groomed Deshka River X-over Friday and went through the swamps up towards Susitna Landing. Great run!! Lots of fresh untracked powder.
Trails are a little bumpy here and there on the Susitna River. There are some dangerous cave ins on the trail just about a mile north of the Yentna River confluence. The Yentna is smooth sailing to Luces. Alexander lake trail was great until the the kids with there high powered trench diggers ruined it. Please play in the powder and not on the freight trails.
Conditions have cooled off and remain -10 to -20 below at night. Deshka River cross over trail is solid. Follow the marked trail to avoid crossing over private property. Back trails to Mona and Neil lake are in and well traveled.

Lodge Reports:

Alaska Backcountry Tours-

McDougall Lodge-

Talvista Lodge- Snow conditions: Currently have 4 feet of packed snow

Trails: 12/11- 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.

The TalVista Lodge has food, fuel and lodging available. Please call Chris or Sarah @ the lodge for reservations 733-3066

Other Comments:

Gas available 24/7 with credit card
Office Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm Saturday-Sunday

Submit Your Report!
As an ongoing contest, if you submit your report of conditions out on the trails you will be put into a drawing for a Deshka Landing fleece jacket! The more updated and accurate information we have, the more information we can get out to everyone else. The more reports you submit, the more chances you have of winning the jacket!

Lucky winner will be drawn January 1, 2009. Limit of one report per day accepted for the drawing.

I Sled Out of Deshka Landing User Trails Report