FYI, the Chugach Park Trails are nothing short of brutal right now (from Upper O'Malley towards Glen Alps & snow machine route. Riding it on a 5 Spot w/ studs was just heinous tonight. Plenty hard, just solid bumps, post-holes, moose prints, foot prints etc.. Up was better than down . . .

On the other hand, a friend rode Portage on Sunday and said it was unbelievably good up on the lake, in the trees and up toward the glaciers. He thought you could probably ride to Whittier now. He was on a snow bike and said traction was better than dirt. Apparently it rained then froze . . .