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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
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
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
Ready to burst?

...hard to predict," said Neal, with the U.S. Geological Survey. Hyder's jökulhlaups come from the draining of Summit Lake, which is dammed by the Salmon Glacier and is the largest self-draining, ice-dammed lake in Canada, according...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082105/out_20050821016.shtml
Outdoors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Home>Archives> Avalanche Facts 1999-2000 winter season (five major incidents, five deaths) April 8, 2000 - Summit Lake, north of Paxson, one snowmobiler caught, buried and killed. April 8, 2000 - Snow Shoe Peak, near Talkeetna...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030201/Loc_AvalancheTables.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...now only one fledgling rowing program exists in Alaska, a recreational group called the Kenai Cruisers that meets on Summit Lake north of Seward. But already the state is starting to develop a rowing tradition. Kris Thorsness, who attended West...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051000/Spo_collegecorner.shtml
Men recall narrow escape from Chugach avalanche

...At least five have occurred in the past two weeks, with three last weekend- the Silvertip avalanche and two in the Summit Lake area. Stark's leg shattered in at least five places, and doctors say it will be six weeks before he's walking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010808/sta_20080108013.shtml
News
Fish culturist enjoys a canoe trail without a canoe

...of neoprene helped, but Pratt still found himself struggling with Alaska's chilly waters. "I did 50 minutes in (Summit Lake) and almost got in trouble," Pratt said. "It's super chilled. It took me a while to warm back up after that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090207/out_20070902019.shtml
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