Cleary-Summit to Old FE Co via Margaret’s Corner

When: Saturday, 16 February 2019

Start time and place: Meet at Cleary-Summit’s Skiland Road parking lot with the DOTPF videocam just off the Steese at 10:30 AM. Carpool to old FE Co at Chatanika to place cars at tour’s end, then drive back to ski start at ridge above Cleary-Steese Col.

Estimated tour time: 3-4 hours in duration

Short description: Advanced-level backcountry ski with variable terrain and some steep, long downhills and tight turns (most can be traversed or walked); skins advisable, if have. Usually on old narrow road that may or may not be broken out.

Beautiful forest to historic Davidson Ditch via steep trapper’s trail. Descent from Margaret’s Corner is steep and ungroomed through black spruce. We may cut Mongolian skipole brakes to assist descent and extraction. Finish across from old FE Co, but not before overflow at base of Lulu Creek and crossing the tailings on a new end to this tour.

Can be cold down in this valley. Bring shovel to dig parking spots along roads. Also have food and drink.

K-9s welcome. No temperature cut-off.

Leader: PS Marshall (457-3895 or @ Cleary 389-2449; <>).