We started from the small parking lot just south of the turnoff to the Deshka landing. Not sure what the temp was (we were guessing around -20*), but we only made it two miles before we turned back and decided not to go! The snow was good and the swamps had quite a bit of untracked powder (perfect for icing conditions with the LOW temp).
We got loaded back up then headed up Hatchers pass to see if we could luck out with a temp inversion or something. We went all the way to the last bridge before the coffee shop and checked things out. The temp had climbed probably 10*, but it was still not going to be a comfortable ride. My buddy then found out he was leaking coolant quite severely so we bagged it.
We got back to Wasilla and it was actually above 0 so we ended up ditch banging the rest of the day with his other sled. Better than sitting home for sure, but WAY too cold up north.
Time to find the Advil..... (I'm getting too old for 'ditch banging')