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Old 06-22-2017, 07:54 AM   #1
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Cedar River Road winter gate?

Where is the winter gate on the Cedar R. Road? I'm trying to determine the length of a potential ski into Wakely Dam for next winter.

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The parking area is at approximately 1637 Cedar River Road (on Google Maps). Looks like its 4.4 miles from Wakely Dam.

Be prepared to share the road with numerous snowmobiles; this area is popular for that activity.
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My idea is to set up for 2-3 nights at Wakely dam and to do a number of hundred highest peaks from there. Sounds like I could arrange to be hauled in and out by snowmobile. Although I'm not sure how to go about setting it up.

I could go in and out at night but OTOH that might be more dangerous.
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Sounds like I could arrange to be hauled in and out by snowmobile. Although I'm not sure how to go about setting it up.
Sit at the nearest pub for a while and ask. May cost you a drink or two.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:34 AM   #5
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My idea is to set up for 2-3 nights at Wakely dam and to do a number of hundred highest peaks from there. Sounds like I could arrange to be hauled in and out by snowmobile. Although I'm not sure how to go about setting it up.

I could go in and out at night but OTOH that might be more dangerous.
Fatbike?

I've biked end to end multiple times, camping in the middle. I would love to do that in the winter - I've only been in part way on the fatbike in the snow. Early, to avoid snomo traffic. Would love to do a winter bikepacking expedition there...

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Old 06-22-2017, 10:50 AM   #6
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Just sent an inquiry to the Indian Lake Snow Warriors snowmobile club!
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:41 AM   #7
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Neil,

There isn't a gate per say. Just a sign saying closed in winter. The road is plowed perhaps 3/4 of a mile further but no parking at the snow plow turnaround. The parking area is at Mrs. Elva Brown's farm. I think she still charges $5/sled. Without a skidoo she may cut you a deal! That's a long 4.4 miles from the dam, but a pretty tour in winter with the leaves down and views of the surrounding mountains. The cliffs on Sugarloaf Mtn. are quite spectacular.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:29 PM   #8
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Good plan to get a ride in if possible. I asked and got a ride from sledders in the Woodford VT area once. Great 2 mile head start to wilderness border allowing a more leasurely ski up (+down) Little Pond mtn. They seemed happy to help.

I had sledders take a friend of mine down from well up Hunter mtn late one winter day after a very long ski/SS loop to the summit.
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The campsites at the dam get pretty windy in the winter, FYI.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:31 PM   #10
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. I think she still charges $5/sled. Without a skidoo she may cut you a deal! its $5 bucks dont be cheep its a bad look people are just trying to get by
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