The Crevasse Moraine
trail system consists of 5-irregular loops and a connecting
link to Long lake trail in the Kepler-Bradley Lakes State
Recreation Area. Motor vehicles are not allowed.
On March 3rd, we
skied from the Crevasse Moraine trailhead to Long Lake. Most
of the connecting trail, after leaving the main trail loops
at Crevasse Moraine, was only groomed for classical skiing.
The groomed portion of the trail ended at an uphill "T."
We took a left at the "T" and followed a game trail,
including a bit of hiking where the snow was thin, the hills
steep and the forest thick. Skiing these challenging trails
is better when there is fresh powder, good traction, and new
tracks set; worse when the snow is old, hard and icy!
27, 2001 Note on Snow Conditions: The
snow is melting fast and there probably won't be any more
skiing at Crevasse Moraine until (with luck) October or November.
(Check our web cam
which is somewhat higher in elevation and about 2 1/2 miles
as the crow flies from Crevasse Moraine.)
Crevasse Moraine trailhead is located off Loma Prieta Drive,
Mile 1.9 Palmer/Wasilla Highway. (Start measuring the distance
from the intersection with the Glenn Highway in Palmer.)
Crevasse Moraine trails are groomed for track and skate skiing
throughout winter as weather and snow conditions permit.