Trails Report
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Lows varied for the past week at -35 to -40. Highs were close to -20 for almost the entire week. Positive18 Monday at 11:30 am! Bull Rail available first come, first serve for $5 a day.
Weather History

Snow Depth At Landing Parking Lot:

No new snow since 12/25 when 10" came down at the Landing. Unofficial snow depth for the season is 21". Parking lot completely plowed.

Trail Conditions:

1/12 We will try to get some conditions reported by Thursday. Traffic has been few and far between for the past 17 days.
1/8 Only a few people coming out or going in this week due to the extreme temperatures. Trail is hard and overflow is frozen. Larry H. will be grooming the trails as soon as the temperatures will let him. Not many people out there, so if something breaks you need to be prepared.

Lodge Reports:

Alaska Backcountry Tours-

McDougall Lodge-
12/31 Trails in good shape. Wind has blown some fresh snow on the trails. No open leeds seen. Trail packed hard since Christmas.

Talvista Lodge- 12/31 Currently have 4.5 feet of packed snow. Trail groomed and marked, but no signs have been posted. There may be snowdrifts in places due to wind. Bitterly cold right now. Gas is available for sale.

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

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