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:

DLOA Office, Chris P., and Dave L.

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This past weekend through today we saw highs in the upper 30's, even reaching 40 degrees in the sun. Lows have been in the low single digits, even dipping below 0 at times.
Weather History

Snow Depth At Landing Parking Lot:

No new snow since last Friday. The entire lot is plowed, and the left side is marked in rows to assist in parking.

Trail Conditions:

2/24 After an amazing weekend, the weather has cooperated. Trails are in excellent condition!! There are a few bumpy sections on the Susitna going down to the mouth of the Yentna, and there are a few bumps on the Yentna, but overall, conditions are great! Going off trail is not suggested due to deep heavy snow. Please don't throttle down the trail ripping it to shreds. If you are going to play, please play off the trails. There is a lot of hauling taking place to cabins right now. Trail markers and signs have been getting added over the past week. Grooming was taking place on Tuesday. Jr. Iditarod will be coming up the Susitna River this weekend, please keep aware and be courteous.

Lodge Reports:

Alaska Backcountry Tours-

McDougall Lodge-

Talvista Lodge- 2/19 Tal River Loop From Luce's to TalVista- Still closed due to trail being blown out.
18 inches of new snow in the last week at the lodge.

1/26 The Tal River Loop has been put in. Take a left 1 1/2 miles up river from Luces. This is an overland trail to the TalVista Lodge via Alexander Lake. The trail is 35 miles from start to the TalVista. It is 4' packed snow and beautiful. Most of the trail is marked, stay in main trail and you won't veer off in the wrong direction. If you come across the landing strip, Kenny Hughes place, stay off strip and respect his trails. This is the halfway point.

The TalVista Lodge has food, fuel and lodging available. Please call Chris or Sarah @ the lodge for reservations 733-3066

Other Comments:

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