Knik Glacier Trails

October 5,  2013
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We pulled out a RZR in Friday Creek.   It was snorkled and still running.  Then we decided to take the trail the woods around the deepest part of Friday Creek.
John (sixwheels) at Wolf Point.
sr12345 (Sean) crossing Jim Creek in his RZR
Johnnie and George
Me in my fashion waders.
Knik Glacier
Trip Report

After trip report::  Absolutely the most awesome Knik Glacier trail ride I have ever been on!  Thanks to our expert leader grizzaholic, (Doug).  We had 11 machines and about 18 riders
on this ride.  The autumn colors were shockingly beautiful against the white & blue Knik Glacier Icebergs.  We were blessed with mild weather and abundant sunshine.  Many thanks to
everyone on this incredible ride.  Thanks to Sean and John for being back up leaders.  Also to Tony for his help in everything he saw needy.  We had a blazing fire and bbq for lunch,
helped a rzr get out of Friday Creek, dealt with minor mishaps, conquered the deep water and huge ruts through the woods, and with the help of several experienced riders with their
GPS got back together when wandering astray.  
Lunch break in the woods.
Pam (Wildcatgirl) at Knik Glacier
Outlaw (me)
Bridge on Old Glenn Highway in Butte, Alaska
Jack watching Sophie and Willow play at Jim Creek
Larry and Teri  (basscat200)
Knik Glacier ATV Ride Video

October 5, 2013

Click on the arrow below to watch this video of our atv ride.
Toni and Pam  (wildcatgirl)
Jim Creek crossing
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.

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.  
Sean (sr12345 and Jack
Doug (grizzaholic) with Willow
George (Gab) and Johnnie Brown
John  (sixwheels) walking on Knik Glacier.  
Dianne (outlaw) at Knik Glacier
Kathy and Rich in their Ranger