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Mackenzie Fullerton reviewed Knik Glacier via Jim Creek
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WalkingGreat!Icy

Packed down and the ice was thick. Good amount of people out, and even saw a group of about 7 moose. Definitely need a 4wd vehicle.

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Ulysses Jones reviewed Gold Mint Trail
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Snowshoeing

Trail in great shape, hikers, and skiers, and snowshoes, oh my.

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Cathleen DB reviewed Resurrection Pass Trail
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HikingSnow

Backpacked into Caribou Crk Cabin Feb 14/15. This was a 16 mi round trip. Great weather and trail packed from skiers and sleds. post holing mi 6-8 though and fell quite a bit traversing the softer snow terrain. Great weather!

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Lee-Anne Stouff reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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RunningIcySnow

Great packed snow, some soft spots but amazing views!!!

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Clayton Risler reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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Dan Bellerive reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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Rut Monthathong reviewed Knik Glacier via Jim Creek
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Travis Hurd reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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SnowshoeingGreat!IcyOff trailSnow

trail is well packed snow for about 1.5 miles, after that snow gets deep and narrow recommend snowshoes or cross country skies, bring good layers because up in the valley the winds get strong 45+ mph, didn't see anything besides a raven but beautiful snow scenery, parking "lot" is the road way and is steep with ice, small area don't recommend big vehicles if it is packed for no room to turn around

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HikingSnow

Found the trail to be well marked and easy to follow except for one section right on the ER side of the river crossing. Hiked this back in June with lots of snow still on the ground in the crow pass area and some questionable sidehilling on snow after the pass towards the river. We found the crossing to be difficult with a strong current and stinging cold water, but we were probably in the height of snowmelt season. Later in summer/early fall might be a better time of year. One or two challenging parts on the river bluff with a straight drop to the river, so use caution. Not for the faint of heart - had to help two ladies who were clearly in over their heads get out, had to call in other people for rescue, not a good situation. If you know what you’re doing and are prepared, it’s a gorgeous trail. We did it over two days (one night), but might be even more enjoyable over three.

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Melissa Fall reviewed Lost Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!Icy

This was our first time on the trail, we didn’t realize that starting December 1st it is a shared trail with snow machines. Everyone was really nice and looked out for each other. Due to time we took the summer trail for a bit. It was well marked and packed down! We’re excited to go back and take the winter trail up.

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Chelsea Cassell reviewed Lost Lake Trail
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Hiking

Winter Trail Review: steep! but short. Snow machines had packed down the first mile or so, but with about 6 in of fresh snow the last few days it was definitely less than packed. Still OK in snow boots, not snow shoes until about 0.2 miles to the cabin we were postholing up to our waists...so, would be helpful there.

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Mike Sharpe reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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Hiking

Well consolidated snow on the trail, at least to mile 1.5...

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Kaleb Notte reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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Cheryl Morse reviewed Caines Head Trail
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HikingSnow

The trail is blocked about a half mile back from the trailhead. There is a x-country trail set up, so be mindful where you step. My fiancé and I broke the trail almost up to the mine (~1.6 miles), so it should be fairly nice going up to that point if it doesn’t dump more. I would highly recommend snowshoes.

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Michael Howard reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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Hiking

45+ mph winds. The lake is at the very base of suicide peak but it is worth every step. The trail is packed in nicely but snowshoes are recommended for the last 1.5 miles

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Kaleb Notte reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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Jessica B reviewed Lost Lake Trail
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Hiking

A favorite! Started late, came back in the dark with headlights and it was still great. Windy!

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Kaleb Notte reviewed Rabbit Lake Trail
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Jonathan Grumbles reviewed Lost Lake Trail
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Backpacking

Went up the summer side of the trail. Spectacular views! Not all the best trails are in national parks, that’s for sure.

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Nicholas Moriarty reviewed Lost Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hands down my favorite hike accessible from Girdwood and Seward. The summer trail is easy with stunning views the entire way. This is a hike worth saving for a bluebird day because the views are spectacular. We clocked about 14.3 miles on my iWatch but 15.8 miles on all trails (who knows lol) so plan accordingly. The hike to lost lake from Primrose is more of a challenge with the same end payoff.

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Garrett Packer reviewed Caines Head Trail
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HikingGreat!Muddy

This was a very beautiful and unique trail along the coastline. Unfortunately, due to low tide times, we were only able to do the first few miles and then turned back. As others have noted, it's important to find low tide times in order to complete the hike, and on some days, this will just not be possible so plan your Canes Head hike around the low tides. As far as difficulty goes, the first few miles that we were able to do were very easy. The trail was well established and easy to follow, there was little elevation, and the conditions were great in mid-October.

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