Trail Report as of January 25, 2024
Weekly report 1.10.2024
Alaska Safe Riders here with your weekly Backcountry Trail report thanks to support from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and this station.
Snow and cold continue to keep a firm grip on winter. Severe cold can cause your muscles to operate less efficiently. This can be especially dangerous during fast-paced activities like skiing, snowmobiling, and mushing. To avoid serious injury, pay attention to your body and take action swiftly if you notice any loss of muscle control or excessive fatigue.
All the fresh snow this week should smooth out the trails and make for great riding conditions. Grooming has been a challenge north toward Denali, but the crews are doing a great job overcoming the hardships. Make sure to give a big wave of thanks if you see them out on the trails.
Remember that new snow needs time to bond so be aware when riding in the mountains and carry the proper avalanche gear. Get the latest forecasts, and observations for the area you plan to travel at Alaska_Snow_dot_org.
Trails are groomed and beaches on the Kenai are reported smooth and fast. The big concern is windchill so be sure to bundle up and cover exposed skin to avoid frostbite.
Looking for training opportunities? You can get the latest schedule for programs in your area at Alaska_Safe_Riders_dot_org.
That’s it for this week. Keep it safe out there and tune in next week for more updates and training opportunities!
THIS PROGRAM MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM THE FOLLOWING