Went in Saturday from Cantwell, and it was an excellent ride! Parked by the sign that says 'go beyond this point at your own risk,' and headed out. I took in several sled loads of supplies, along with the winter hosts for the lodge.
From Cantwell to Alpine Creek Lodge, about 63 miles, trail is wide and fast. Some bumps between Brushkana and the Su, but nothing that was too terrible. Since I had 2 sleds I was towing in tandem, they showed no problem. We made 3 trips, with 2 machines, and two sleds behind each machine. There was a lot of riders out, and many sled dog teams, so be careful going around the corners. The snow is excellent, and if I had a powder machine, I would have lost days playing out in it.
From Alpine Creek Lodge to Maclaren River Lodge trail is really nice on this 26 mile section! Deep snow and lots of it. Sue at Maclaren makes a great burger, and the beer is always excellent! Seen a huge black wolf at mile 60.
I'll get some pic's up tonight. Stop by and say hi to Bryan and Angela at the Alpine Creek. They make a great cup of coffee and it's always free!