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    Resurrection Pass Trail Conditions for fat biking (April 14)?

    Hey all-

    Anyone have any recent knowledge? How's resurrection looking these days for a fat bike ride? Heading to one of the cabins soon on fat bikes.

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    Missed the date, but I wouldn't expect good things. Probably rideable from 11pm-8am, but will be mush otherwise with as much sun as we are getting. I could be wrong, but that's a fairly "low" trail still and things are thawing out fast.
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    Is there any guess as to when the trails will be firm? mid may?

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    Dash1001, I am guessing that you are asking about Kenai Peninsula trails (Resurrection, Johnson, Summit, Lost Lake, etc)? Or local trails in Anchorage area? In either case, I don't see any of them being ready by mid May (when I say ready I mean completely free of mud/mud bogs). As Jayem said things are thawing out fast. But, still quite a bit of snow on the ground. Some of the passes received quite a bit of snow this winter. Folks are still skiing at Kincaid. Usually the trails at Kepler-Bradley out near Palmer are firm enough to ride early to mid May. The wind really seems to help dry them out in that area. Same goes for the bluff trails at Kincaid. If we start to warm up at night that will help out too.

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    Yep I'm talking kenai. Sadly the snow is probably so shot now that it's not rideable during the day as was mentioned earlier. On a separate note do these trails become rideable in the winter? The last time I drove by near copper river landing this Christmas I didn't see evidence of any traffic

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    Yeah, night riding or the small window in the early morning would be best. The snow is now in the rot stage. I have ridden parts of Resurrection in the winter (usually from the Hope side) with mixed results. IMO, snow shoe traffic typically makes for the best riding. I usually look to ride the trails to the south when the crust conditions set up...late winter/early spring in conjunction with some glacier rides (Skookum, Portage, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotraf View Post
    Hey all-

    Anyone have any recent knowledge? How's resurrection looking these days for a fat bike ride? Heading to one of the cabins soon on fat bikes.
    I snowshoed up the first couple miles last Saturday. Almost all snow still w some overflow in a coup places. Morning crust til 10+ or so - you just need to check it out day to day...

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