Alaska Mat-Su Valley ATV Club

Knik Glacier, Alaska Ride

April 20,  2013
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At the turnoff to the trail through the woods.
OUTLAW  and Duke
OKFAM, GRIZZHOLIC  and HOTDOG114 looking for  an easy desent to Metal Creek
OUTLAW and Duke
GRIZZHOLIC and SNAPPER23  April 20, 2013
Today was a perfect day.  Not a cloud in the sky, no wind and frozen water ways.  Where: About 30 miles north of Anchorage - North on Glenn, take Old Glenn exit (before the river bridges) for
about 8 miles along Knik River over the Knik River Bridge - once across the bridge parking is available on left side of the road or - follow the Old Glenn about 1 1/2 miles further, turn right at the
Alaska Raceway Park sign (asphalt road), follow it 1.25 miles, past the raceway  - two entrances to the Pavilion parking area are on the right (just past Butte Airman Rd on the left).  The Pavilion
parking area gives easier access to the bulk of the riding area.

This area has something for everyone, trails in the woods, open flats, mud and dunes. Crossing Jim Creek itself can range from easy to "highly improbable" depending on how high the water is.  If
you can cross you can run to the glacier (about 20 miles from the creek) or take side trails up a couple of valleys. Metal Creek runs across the face of the glacier, be very cautious if you try to
cross it.  It is glacier-fed, meaning you can’t see the bottom.  It can and will swallow your wheeler in a heartbeat – and can and will swallow you in two heartbeats.  We were lucky today Metal Creek
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The UTVs arriving at Metal Creek
Deep snow slowing us down.
Having Fun
Map to parking lot ATV Club uses when riding to Knik Glacier

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OUTLAW - I finally got a full helmet.  The cold wind was giving me too many colds, however it is
really hard to hear  with it on.  I will propably wear my half helmet in the summer.
Wolf Point