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Old 11-15-2007, 08:54 AM
Location: Palmer
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As stiff says, the best time to go is in winter. Wait until the first of March and then rent or buy a good snowmobile, (a skandic is good), and find your way in there. There will probably be a trail to the lake already, but even if there isn't, if you have a good map and a gps you will be able to work your way into the lake. Those big swamps that are completely impassable in the summer will be your highways in the winter. It looks to me like you will be able to work you way almost all the way to the cabin on those swamps.

I took a snowmobile down the Susitna last spring and up the Yentna...it's like a highway. The trail is well laid out on the river.

If you can contact the people in the other cabin you might be able to work out a way to go in with them. That would be best.

Or you might be able to hire a guide to take you in the first time. Call the people at Deshka Landing, they can put you in touch with someone. Thats the place on the river at the lower end of Delta Islands. That place is very busy every weekend after the Susitna freezes over. The parking lot is completely full of trucks with snowmachine trailers.

Get a good winter tent...like a wall tent in which you can have a wood stove. It will be comfortable in the winter as long as the stove is going. There are cabins all over that country and almost all of them bring in their supplies by snowmachine from Deshka Landing. There are people that build custom made sleds to haul lumber and other supplies.

In the summer it looks like plane access or foot access only, don't count on getting an atv in there.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:19 PM
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Thank you everyone for your involvement and very useful information! It feels wonderful when everyone is trying to help. I guess it’s the Alaskan thing where people feel like they’ve conquered or still conquering something big and alien but at the same time very inviting and your own if one has what it takes to call it so….and anyone who is on their way to conquering it is a part of this big family where a stranger who’s looking to embrace Alaska can be called your brother or sister… or at least that’s how I would feel living in Alaska, willing to help anyone, because of his/hers adventurous spirit and nature loving soul… I’m 29 and all of my life I was drawn into the wilderness, if I would believe in past lives I would have probably been a pioneer or a settler J So I hope to meet here someone with the same mind set like me, maybe we can help each other and maybe even that person can buy land right next to me, because there's 2 five acre lots for $5000 still available. Please keep on advising …. Thank you.
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