Deshka Landing Trails Report 2/19/09



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  • Deshka Landing Trails Report 2/19/09

    AMMC RACE this Saturday on the Susitna and Yentna!! Please be aware of the traffic that may be on the trails this weekend.

    Trails Report
    Please make good decisions based off of your experience and knowledge. Conditions change by the minutes and hours, so please use this information as another resource to help you plan your outing safely. Your safety is ultimately your responsibility. This information is for recreational use. This report should not be used to substitute for your own knowledge and decision making ability. The DLOA LLC and those submitting the information will not be held responsible for any losses, damage, or personal injury that may occur while using this information.



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    Do you have helpful information on the conditions of the trails?

    Submit it here: User Trails Report


    Sunday-Wednesday Highs were in the low 30's. Lows were in the high teens to low 20's. Currently it is 30 degrees at 10:45 am.
    Weather History

    Snow Depth At Landing Parking Lot:

    From about 1:00 am Thursday morning we have received about 2.5 inches of wet snow by 10:45 am. We have laid out the left side of the center snow burm into 8 rows. Please assist us by parking correctly.

    Trail Conditions:

    2/19 Trails continue to be bumpy in areas, then nice and smooth in other areas. Be aware of bumps coming out of nowhere. There has been a lot of freighting taking place over the past week, so the trails have been packed. Overflow is beginning to show in places due to the warm weather. Stay on the trails, chances are good you will run into overflow once you leave the trails. There has been approximately one foot of new snow at the Yentna over the past few days.

    Trail has been well used and is somewhat washboard in places. With the fresh snow contrast can be a problem but overall the trails are very nice. Be careful on the Deshka X-over trail as there have been several moose getting out of the deeper snow and onto the trail. Some thin ice at grass island (mile 10 Deshka River).

    Lodge Reports:

    Alaska Backcountry Tours-

    McDougall Lodge-

    Talvista Lodge- 2/19 Tal River Loop From Luce's to TalVista- Still closed due to trail being blown out.
    18 inches of new snow in the last week at the lodge.

    1/26 The Tal River Loop has been put in. Take a left 1 1/2 miles up river from Luces. This is an overland trail to the TalVista Lodge via Alexander Lake. The trail is 35 miles from start to the TalVista. It is 4' packed snow and beautiful. Most of the trail is marked, stay in main trail and you won't veer off in the wrong direction. If you come across the landing strip, Kenny Hughes place, stay off strip and respect his trails. This is the halfway point.

    The TalVista Lodge has food, fuel and lodging available. Please call Chris or Sarah @ the lodge for reservations 733-3066

    Other Comments:

    Have you used this machine from Dec. 23 to Present?
    There has been an ongoing batch problem with all transactions during this time period. During the week of February 16-20th the batches will finally be released.
    This means you will see charges appear on your credit card from previous visits to Deshka Landing. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we have been working on getting several issues resolved since this was identified at the end of January.
    Gas available 24/7 with credit card
    Office Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm Saturday-Sunday

    Submit Your Report!
    I Sled Out of Deshka Landing User Trails Report
    (907) 495-3374 WWW.DESHKALANDING.COM

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