We have had strange warm weather off and on for the past 3 weeks or so. It was discouraging to see all the snow disappear. I woke up this morning glad to see the temps in the 20's and went out for a ride. The first part of the trail was like above, no snow and tundra and ice.
As the trail slowly climbed the conditions improved as it seems to have snowed more up here with less melt. The higher I rode the less I had to stay on trail and eventually was just able to point and go. I rode to top of newton peak or almost then bike skied down. It was a blast, definitely one of the best rides since Fairbanks.