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Winter and Summer in Alaska

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MountainMariner, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Here is a good example of how the two seasons compare. Videos were shot coming up the same trail, (the only ATV trail, thats why the 1984 Suzuki only has 440 miles on the odometer) in winter and summer. With the low snowfall we have had the last two years those alders you see are usually almost 100 percent under the snow. The summer video shows how hard it is to see through the alders. Maybe 10-15 feet at the most.

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  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Cool videos. Are those mosquitos I hear ? [LMAO]
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    either that, or a very BIG WeedEater......
  4. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    CUT your trails wide during snow out & wide , took us 5 years .
    Chainsaws to the ground !!!

    Just my take from doing this since 1968
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  5. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    You are correct. I've been amazed at just how fast the alder reclaims lost ground. Many of my winter snowshoe "trails" are impassible during the summer. You truly haven't lived until you try busting through miles of alders on a summertime hike. Or grab onto a Devils Club with your bare hand...
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That is what those surgical gloves are for.... To deal with Devils Club... While hiking...
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