The temperatures are beginning to drop to the winter level....today it is 0 degrees. We have not gotten more snow, but the weather looks like we will get some more by the end of the weekend....let's just see how that works out! As of now, the snow is deep enough to cover the old ruts and there is just a set of ruts in the Denali Highway. A nice wind storm will fill these ruts in. If there is one more good snowfall the Denali Highway will be closed.
Although from Paxson the road is bare the wind can be terrible in the 9-15 mile area. This year, the Denali Highway Trail Club has placed an Emergency Shelter at the pull out at 13 mile. A place to get out of the wind for a bit and regroup physically and mentally or to us in an Emergency situation to "hole up" in through the storm.
We are so excited to see what the winter season holds. Winter is definitely our favorite time of year, and although it can be hard at times, there is something special about this country and all the changes it goes through during the winter. Of coarse we're hoping for a good snow year, as that sure helps with the business.