Travel under the rugged and beautiful peaks of the Little Susitna Valley in Hatcher Pass for  a spectacular day of spring skiing on the Gold Mint trail.  Plan on meeting at the north end of the Eagle River Fred Meyer parking lot at 10:00 a.m.   From there we’ll car pool to the Gold Mint trailhead.  If you’d rather meet us at the trailhead, expect to see us about 11:30 am. We intend on skiing about 5 miles up the valley (10 miles round trip) with an overall elevation gain of 800 feet over the 5 miles. The trail is relatively steady with just a few fast downhills.  There are several short steep hills to ascend and descend which will be a bit of fun for the skier.  Be prepared for the elements: wind, cold and precipitation.  Although this time of year it could be warm and sunny!  Bring adequate water and food including something for a lunch break.   For those skiing with their dogs, porcupines are in the area.

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