Thursday, January 17, 2013

SRD Trails Report

Quite a mix of conditions across Seward Ranger District at the moment.
Lost Lake Trail: NOT RECOMMENDED for travel unless you have studs on shoes or tracks, lots of ice, even on the summer trail that bypasses the steep trail out of the parking lot.Primrose Trail is fair, though very bumpy.
Slaughter Ridge, Resurrection Creek (Hope), West Juneau, Russian River C.G., and Snug Harbor Rd beyond mile 5 are difficult to travel due to slick ice. The 2- 4 inches of new snow has not helped the icy conditions.
Carter, Johnson North and South are in good condition, standing water is frozen, though overflow varies from day to day and is a constant concern to be aware of when traveling over frozen water, including muskegs/meadows that are used as winter trails.
Resurrection North and SouthBean Creek, and Lower Russian Lake Trails are a little better for skiing with the few inches of new snow on top of the hard packed surface, though access roads are icy getting to all of these areas.
Exit Glacier Road is in good condition and does not sport the icy conditions at the moment.
Trail River C.G. RD  is in very good condition for skiing.
Here is link to an article of the sled dogs caught in traps. Also today’s issue of Turnagain Times will have an article.
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Irene B. Lindquist
Forestry Technician, Trails
Chugach NF, Seward RD