Come to Valdez! The ice is great!

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Come to Valdez! The ice is great!

Postby stevenFrisch » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:25 pm

Bridal Veil and Keystone Greensteps have formed up very nicely! Ice conditions are nice now but the warmer temperatures also result in the possibility of the river thawing. Right now, you will need hip waders or have to wade across the river (1.5' deep in the wide areas) to get to Hanging Tree and Hung Jury (Hung Jury looks nasty!). Horsetail looks fine but might open up if the weather warms. Sorry, but you never know for sure what conditions are like until you get here....
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Re: Come to Valdez! The ice is great!

Postby stevenFrisch » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:19 am

The thaw has passed, "Hung Jury" is in, Greensteps almost there, and the lake is frozen to reach the icebergs. DAM that global warming; every year the bergs aren't as good or as big.
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Re: Come to Valdez! The ice is great!

Postby stevenFrisch » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:08 pm

NOVEMBER 18 - like a typical mid November, the early climbs are in and Keystone Canyon looks great! The icebergs on the lake are already drive-able to!
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