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Old 11-19-2014, 11:34 AM   #1
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End of March, beginning of April too soon?

The wife and I want to do a homer-Denali hwy-mcarthy-homer trip as our last hoorah and the only time she'll have off is the 28th of March to the 6th of April. Is that too early? Are we gonna be hitting snow?
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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Remember Arctic Man is 2nd weekend in April... Denali Highway will still be closed and lots of snow at elevation. McCarthy would be marginal...
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #3
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The wife and I want to do a homer-Denali hwy-mcarthy-homer trip as our last hoorah and the only time she'll have off is the 28th of March to the 6th of April. Is that too early? Are we gonna be hitting snow?
Well, ya. The Denali Hwy normally opens in May; last year (2013) it opened on 5 June.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #4
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That's what I thought. Guess we'll have to do a trip up here in a few years!
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:22 PM   #5
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The wife and I want to do a homer-Denali hwy-mcarthy-homer trip as our last hoorah and the only time she'll have off is the 28th of March to the 6th of April. Is that too early? Are we gonna be hitting snow?
That time of year, even Homer to Seward could be iffy. As always, the weather can be highly variable. You might be able to ride Homer > Anchorage > Fairbanks > Glennallen > Valdez > Anchorage > Homer - all the way under bright, sunny skies.

Or... you might barely be able to do Homer > Soldotna > Homer.
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