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      Winter Trip - EP 84 (Snake River) or EP 33 (L. Gabbro)?     
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01/12/2018 10:57AM
I need advice / help / guidance, please!
I'm wanting to do a 1 or 2-day trip into Bald Eagle Lake here in a few weeks. Originally, I was planning to go into Entry Point 33 (Little Gabbro) via Spruce Road. However, the Lake County Hwy Dept informed me that Spruce Rd is only plowed up to Entry Point 32 (Kawishiwi River / Filson Creek). So, I don't know if Spruce Rd will be drive-able to EP 33 with a 4x4 pickup or if I could find someone to plow a path for me (without it costing an arm and a leg).
Another option that I'm considering is Entry Point 84 (Snake River). This EP is MUCH closer to Bald Eagle, but there are two big unknowns for me:
1) Is the road to EP 84 plowed / accessible?
2) Is the Snake River safe to walk on during the winter? I know that it has been extremely cold there for quite a while lately (-30 temps sustained for weeks and only recently came up a little).
Anyone who can provide some experienced knowledge here would be extremely appreciated. I leave in a few weeks. Thanks in advance!!
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01/12/2018 05:55PM
L. Gab was discussed a couple of weeks ago on the winter forum. You might want to check it out.
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01/12/2018 09:49PM
I lived in Isabella for three years along time ago.
The road (Tomahawk) sp, I believe is plowed year round.
I wouldn't trust that river to walk on. You will not drown but there us a good chance you will get wet IMHO
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01/13/2018 09:02AM
While the Tomahawk road may be plowed, i dont believe the spur road leading to the Snake River EP would be.
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