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East Hatcher Pass Management Area closed to snowmobiles

...are no longer sufficient to protect underlying vegetation.The west side of Hatcher Pass, including that portion of Summit Lake State Recreation Site west of the pass, will remain open to snowmobiles; however, conditions are considered poor...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-28/east-hatcher-pass-management-area-cl
Outdoors
Gulkana River kayak trip first for writer

...to Fairbanks two years ago. The river, which parallels the Richardson Highway for much of its length, flows from Summit Lake to its confluence with the Copper River. Our plan was to float the 47-mile stretch from Paxson Lake to Sourdough...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-16/gulkana-river-kayak-trip-first-writer
State
Snowmachine accidents kill 3 over weekend

...daughter were killed Saturday while snowmachining near Summit Lake Glacier, southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska State Troopers...snowmachine accident over the weekend, troopers said. The Summit Lake avalanche occurred Saturday afternoon about 10 miles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011402/sta_avalanche.shtml
News
East Hatcher Pass Management Area opens to snowmobiles

...the Hatcher Pass Summit at Mile 19 of the Hatcher Pass Road.The west side of Hatcher Pass, including the portion of Summit Lake State Recreation Site west of the pass, will also be open to snowmobiles. The trail to the summit is a multi-use...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-25/east-hatcher-pass-management-area-op
Outdoors
Two close-knit SC families die in Alaska plane crash

...tragedy for his church and its 4,000 members. On June 28, a longtime church member died in a small plane crash in Summit Lake, Alaska. On June 9, two other members died from carbon monoxide poisoning after accidentally turning on their car...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/two-close-knit-sc-families-die-alaska-p
State
Alaska Digest

...recovering Friday at an Anchorage hospital, Alaska State Troopers said. The incident took place Wednesday in a camper near Summit Lake, at mile 191 of the Richardson Highway, after Kariel Young's mother asked a neighbor to watch the children while...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061007/sta_20070610009.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...Searchers discovered the body of Shari Henkelman, 49, on Sunday night south of the turnoff to Hope about 8 miles north of Summit Lake. Henkelman visited her parents in Anchorage on Friday and left for home at about 1 p.m. She told her husband she...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092606/sta_20060926020.shtml
News
Man drives into creek, but can't remember if he was alone

...sopping-wet man wandering along the highway near Summit Lake. In the end, investigators determined that Paul Fisher...someone called troopers from an emergency call box in the Summit Lake Lodge parking lot, about 10 miles south of Sixmile Creek...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051705/sta_20050517016.shtml
News
Young to co-chair Alaska race

...event last year as well. His functions include addressing the competitors and crowning Miss Arctic Man. Held near Summit Lake off the Richardson Highway, the Arctic Man's signature races feature snowmobiles pulling skiers or snowboarders...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040210/reg_599507721.shtml
Regional News
Chopper crew rescues 4 skiers caught in avalanche

...flown to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, while the uninjured man was dropped off near Summit Lake Lodge. Troopers say the four managed to pull themselves from the avalanche debris hours earlier. The rescue was initially...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013011/reg_778315644.shtml
Regional News

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