It’s the 20th national historic trail — and the shortest.
The board decided the change could cause too much red tape for hunters in remote areas.
The Forest Service has been working on plans to upgrade the recreation area since 2019.
Exploring around the Grewingk Glacier, Kelsey Haas picked up the body of a dead hare. It came in handy.
Full access to the park road is not expected until 2025.
The event was part of a broader effort to remove some of the barriers that face Alaska Native youth who want to learn to ski.
A race spokesperson said the decision was based on Neff having been asked to scratch due to his dogs’ poor health.
One researcher described streams that have become “so acidic that they curdle your powdered milk.”
The base of the mountain has a relatively thin snowpack, which exposes skiers to early-season hazards.
The geophysics professor who found the photos say they move the summit claim “from shadowy, maybe it did or didn’t happen, right into the mainstream.”