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    Thumbs up Trail Report W.P.C. Willow AK. 12/29/10

    Well the New Year is almost here!
    And with the warmer temps and a little new snow overnight things are looking up! About 1 inch of new snow on a hard base that is windblown. All main trails were groomed this week and trail rideing will be good. All the SVWT was groomed from the Iron Dog To the Deshka X-over. Temp was 5 degres this morning.
    Rivers are pretty solid but are slick in areas from the winds about a week ago.
    Nancey Lake SRA is still closed to general rideing!
    Please stay off private property!
    Have current tags when rideing the groomed trails!
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    Hopefully we get the snow they are calling for!

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    Thumbs up New Info!

    About 8+ inches of new snow Wed. amd Thurs.
    Ride guys ride!!!
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    Forecast for Susitna Valley
    Updated: 4:00 PM AKST on December 30, 2010
    Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 PM akst Friday west of the Parks Highway...

    Tonight
    Snow...heavy at times west of the Highway. Snow accumulation 8 to 14 inches west of the Highway and 2 to 5 inches elsewhere. Lows 5 to 20 above. Northeast wind 10 to 25 mph.

    Friday
    Snow...tapering off from Talkeetna southward in the afternoon. Snow accumulation 4 to 8 inches. Storm total snowfall 12 to 22 inches west of the Parks Highway. Elsewhere 6 to 13 inches. Highs 15 to 25. South wind 15 mph.
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    Friday Night
    Mostly cloudy. Snow likely toward morning. Snow accumulation up to 1 to 3 inches. Lows 5 to 15 above. Northeast wind 15 mph.


    Looking GOOD!

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    Wink New area open!

    Nancy Lake SRA open for snowmachineing today Thurs. the 30th
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    Hooray! Hooray! Ride all day and shoot off fireworks all night... Let the party begin!

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    Any one know if the Crystal Lake parking lot's been plowed ?

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    Unhappy Parking!!

    We can't get the Borough to pay for it this year. And the local contracter whats over $500 a time to clear it. So we are trying to talk to Newmans to see if he will use a loader to clear it out and one of the guys on the Willow Trail Comm. has a plow truck and we will pay him to keep it plowed.
    Meanwhile use the community center for day parking.
    We are Trying!!!
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    Yeah, I understand Boss... They squeeze us hard for road maitenence assessments and balk at doing a bit extra for the benefit of the community. Can't wait for that contract to come up again for approval, they've had it pretty easy the last couple of years....

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    Looking for advice on Mile 89. We went in this weekend and found the Rabideaux/Trapper trail but it seemed to end at the Susitna and we could not pick it back up? We drove 10 miles or so down river (south) but nothing. Went a bit North on the Su but didnt see any trails.
    It was strange because the trail was so well marked until we hit the Su and we could not find anything else. The maps I've downloaded seem to indicate that the Rabideaux trail goes north.

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    Lightbulb Maybe this will help!!!

    OK! I am thinking that you ran southeast first about 10 miles?!!! And from mile 89 did you cross the SU. first?!!!
    Also check the Mid Valley Trail Club Maps
    .http://mvtrailclub.org/TrailMaps.aspx
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    Yes, I would say we ended up going SE and we were on the Big Su. We seemed to be following (more or less) the Parks Hwy south. We wanted to go West but could not find any marked trails on the West side of the Susitna. (the Su seems to have several channels here so I believe we were in the Eastern most major channel).

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    Lightbulb Trapper Lake

    There are only 2 ways that are realy good for getting to Trapper Lake
    1. Su Landing go upriver and across. This trail go northwest.
    2. Drive North to just above the Su river bridge and that is the Rabideaux trail run southwest to Trapper Lake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Boss View Post
    There are only 2 ways that are realy good for getting to Trapper Lake
    1. Su Landing go upriver and across. This trail go northwest.
    2. Drive North to just above the Su river bridge and that is the Rabideaux trail run southwest to Trapper Lake.

    Your 1st suggestion can be tricky somedays as the climb off the river can be pretty icey sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupont Spinner View Post
    Your 1st suggestion can be tricky somedays as the climb off the river can be pretty icey sometimes.
    LOL, we call that hill the "little dalzel"....they need to install a stop light at the top and bottom of that thing!!

    I actually ran OVER a snow machine and sled with my dog team coming down that gorge one time...I dont know who was more suprized, me or the snomachiner!! Didnt even phase the dog team, lol.

    Studded track is helpful for sure...

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