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Thread: Deshka Landing Trails Report 1/22/09

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Willow, Alaska

    Default Deshka Landing Trails Report 1/22/09

    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., Larry H., Roy C., Dan G., and DLOA Office

    Do you have helpful information on the conditions of the trails?

    Submit it here: User Trails Report


    High temps up 8 to 10 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday. Lows around 5 degrees.
    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:

    1/20 The colder temps Monday-Wednesday have improved conditions greatly in several areas. Most overflow is now frozen on the Susitna, Deshka, and Yentna. Large open hole in front of Luce's. Due to the overflow and amount of water south of McDougall's, the trail is considered impassable a few miles past Yentna Station. Trails are very hard with some sheets of slick ice. Larry H. and Ron V. double groomed from the Landing down to the mouth of the Yentna on Wednesday night. There are some bumps out there, and the trails are in as good of shape as can be.
    Some inconsiderate users ripped up the trails in places, so you have to be ready for some places that will now have a large rut in them. The groomers will do their best to repair the damage. There is not a lot of snow cover due to the rain last weekend, the trails are more solid ice. Off trail use could be hazardous because it is crusted on top, not very supportive underneath and you can bury your machine fast. Kroto Slough and Fish Creek trail are solid. You will need to go slower if you are pulling a load due to the bumpiness of the trail. Scratchers are highly suggested.

    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

    Submit Your Report!
    I Sled Out of Deshka Landing User Trails Report

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Willow, Alaska

    Thumbs up Trail Update Friday Night

    Trail is past Yentna Station is go to Skwentna is good and solid. No overflow issues as previously reported.


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