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    Going to be going out to Knik Glaciar Sunday. Meeting at pavilion (parking lot) at 1000 leaving at 1030.

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    How was it? We thought about going out on Sunday but the temps deterred us. Curious what the trail conditions are like.
    "If snowmachiners would adopt the habits of riding one at a time and not parking at the base of avalanche prone slopes, the number of fatalities would likely be whittled by at least a third, if not by half." ~ Jill Fredston, in the book Snowstruck, In The Grip Of Avalanches.

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    Can you ride out there all year? I guess the wind blows all the snow away. Pics!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outnaboutnak View Post
    Can you ride out there all year? I guess the wind blows all the snow away. Pics!!!!!
    We've ridden out there on low snow years when snowmobiling was out. It can be a real blast in the areas where there is normally standing water because it turns into a skating rink and we get out there and do donuts and stuff. The only area we ever had to worry about was near the glacier where terrain has some pretty deep dips- those dips fill up with snow and can stop an ATV in it's tracks. We approach those with caution.
    "If snowmachiners would adopt the habits of riding one at a time and not parking at the base of avalanche prone slopes, the number of fatalities would likely be whittled by at least a third, if not by half." ~ Jill Fredston, in the book Snowstruck, In The Grip Of Avalanches.

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    ***new rider alert***

    Please do not ride a wheeler to Knik Glacier in the winter without a knowledgeable guide.

    Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkak View Post
    ***new rider alert***

    Please do not ride a wheeler to Knik Glacier in the winter without a knowledgeable guide.

    Just sayin'
    I second.

    And a way to spend the night, survival gear, backup plan, spare clothes (yes, you can get wet), communications and anything else you can think of.

    In January-March you can have a blast just playing on the ice in the parking lot.

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    due to the recent warm spell, friday creek is impassable. LOTS of overflow. even for a big rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joefish00000 View Post
    due to the recent warm spell, friday creek is impassable. LOTS of overflow. even for a big rig.
    Yep. had a friend sink his machine in that very spot (judging by the pic) today. 1 1/2 hour to get him out and drained and dried off. All turned out ok.
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    Estimate of time of death appears to be same day he died.

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