I went down to the Crystal Springs Sno-Park (exit 62, Stampede Pass road), naively thinking I might avoid the crowds and skate-ski the Iron Horse trail back towards Hyak. That place was utter insanity, a gridlock of literally hundreds of trucks, trailers and sleds. I gotta say, it reeked (literally) of gasoline-dependent, fat-*** excess. How unpleasant!
Anyway, I couldn't see how you ski from the Sno-Park to the Iron Horse-- the ski trails go east, away from Hyak. Has anyone ever skied this? I assume I missed a clue, can you skate up the Iron Horse from there??