Dec. 18 (supplemental)

We took a spin down to the truck to say hello (the truck usually doesn’t answer) travelling on the east channel of the big island on what would be the usual route. The south lake is better than the north basin by a good margin. A nice crust and good travelling. Once again some ruts from frozen slush tracks to watch out for. Be careful on approaching the narrows overland trail from either direction because of frozen ruts. (See below for today’s original message)