We just can't catch a break with the weather!

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. This information is for recreational use. This report should not be used to substitute for your own knowledge and decision making ability. The DLOA LLC and those submitting the information will not be held responsible for any losses, damage, or personal injury that may occur while using this information.



Reported By:

Ken L. and DLOA Office

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High temps in the mid-30's to mid 40's since last Wednesday. Lows in the upper-20's.
Weather History

Snow Depth At Landing Parking Lot:

We still have ground covering, but most of it is either crusty/icy snow, or straight ice. We didn't plow the lot, but conditions are still not very good when driving inside the gate. Please use extreme caution in lot and on road in the townsite.

Trail Conditions:

There is over flow all up and down the Big Sue and Yentna Rivers. The over flow is anywhere from 2" to 8" deep in spots. There was a lot of traffic on the river this weekend. There were no open leads just overflow. The snow off the river was like spring time riding, heavy and wet!

Scary Tree Trail and Kroto Slough completely wet and chewed up. Conditions on trail are not good, and even worse off-trail. Bad conditions for towing loads. Save your gas until the overflow freezes up and conditions improve.

Lodge Reports:

Alaska Backcountry Tours-

McDougall Lodge-

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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