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"Established" trails
Posted by B_M on Mar 01 2005
I'm not sure where you're from, but if your idea of an established trail is one that is maintained and well traveled, you're likely to be disappointed up here.  There are trails that are long enough to take a 4-5 day trip on (Iditarod / Iron Dog trail), but it's certainly not groomed and it can be rather dangerous.  First of all, if something goes wrong on your machine it is highly unlikely that anyone will be along to lend a helping hand.  Next, it can be nearly 100 miles between small villages, which further complicates any problems you might have.  Most of Alaska is more barren and rural than you might think.  If you really want to get a feel for much of Alaska, it might be better to spend a day or two riding somewhere and then pack up the truck and go elsewhere for a few hours.  Trying to go from village to village on trails that aren't well marked in highly unpredictable weather is a recipe for disaster....especially if you don't know the area.

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