Need some input from the Valley sled hounds out there. Some buddies and I are going to zip out to Red Shirt Lake, where we have rented a cabin. We'll be starting out from Diamond Lake, about seven miles west and slightly south of Big Lake. There are a couple of routes we might take:
1. We could just zip west until we hit the Little Su and follow it part way, then cut north around Cow Lake.
2. We could follow the Susitna Parkway to Crooked Lake, then shoot up to the Papoose Twins. Perhaps there is a trail that leads in that direction from Papoose?
3. Head to Big Lake and follow a trail from Big Lake to Red Shirt?
Any feedback on the most direct route will be appreciated. We'll have a GPS, but I find information from this forum to be more insightful than a Garmin (usually).