Alder Pond
Trail length: 10 km
Trail Map: Alder Pond
Trail Map: Alder Pond
Dogs allowed on winter trails
Snowshoes are not allowed
Restroom available. There is a pit latrine that is never locked.
Link to this trail on SkinnySki.
Level: Beginner
Grooming style: Classic
Directions: E. Hwy 169 across Prairie River, 2 miles E on Co. 21, 1 mile south on E. Rangeline Rd, 1 mile to trailhead parking.

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Saturday April 22, 2023
Logging road was gated so skied from there. Someone had broken trail yesterday on the approach and around the outer loop of the Alder Pond trail group. It looked like they'd gone over to the South trails, as well, though I didn't ski that. It was pretty nice, overall. There are numerous shallow micro-streams that were easy to sidestep across and a few larger areas I had to skirt. There's one swampy area about 30 yds across that is on the west segment of the Spruce trail. I don't recommend crossing this. Go around the area. I followed the tracks across and the last slushy spot was deeper than I expected, my ski tips submerged under the snow covered slush on the exit side, an ugly thrash ensued, and water overtopped one of my boots. Fortunately with the moderate outside temperature, I was able to ski on and not stop to build a drying fire.
(Brad Bensen)

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