I just returned from a weekend trip into Alpine Creek Lodge with my wife Julie and our dog Henrie. The ride in on Saturday was "bone-chilling" cold, but we made it in with all of our digits. After a great dinner of moose and potatoes, made by Uncle Craig, I went on an awsome trail ride with Gordon, Bob and Craig. The temperature for the ride increased to 10 above which was much better than the 20 below weather in Cantwell earlier in the day. We rode by headlight on 12" of new powder...great riding. Woke up to a great breakfast Sunday morning and then hit the highway back to Cantwell. We saw lots of wildlife along the highway...caribou and a coyote on the way in and a ton of caribou and a huge moose on the way out. All in all a great trip. Gordon, Jennifer, Bob, and Craig are great hosts, and we had a wonderful time at the lodge. The beer was cold, the coffee was hot, and the conversation was great.
Attached is a pic of the wife (thumbs up) at the Susitna River. The dog is under cover in the sled...too warm to get out.