Nancy Lake SRA recreation report 2.18.10
It is currently raining and VERY warm in Willow. The Park is still open for the weekend, but please look for future announcements if the weather does not change.
See the attchment for a chart of open areas...
Best current weather data available from website: http://www.wunderground.com/US/AK/Willow.html. Weather forecast website: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/pubfcst.php?fcst=FPAK51PAFC. Page down to Susitna Valley forecast. A new winter map of the area is in draft form and should be available soon. The current map is available at http://www.dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/nancylk/nanwimap.htm
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Please note: A $5 day-use fee or 2010 annual parking pass is required at most trailheads throughout the park. 2010 passes can be purchased online at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/passes.cfm or from park offices, park staff, REI, and AMH.
Back country users: Back-country use may be hazardous condition with lake and stream crossings, overflow, and extreme cold. Weather conditions can change rapidly and threaten your life. BE PREPARED!!! Remember hypothermia is a life-threatening problem. Safe traveling and planning can prevent backcountry emergencies. Always let someone know where you’re going. Know the hazards of the country you’re traveling in. Travel with safety gear and emergency provisions. Please operate snowmobiles in a responsible manor so that all users can enjoy and to protect Parks Resources.