A new Government Peak connector trail has hit an indefinite stall

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After reportedly nearing initial approval from the state’s Department of Natural Resources in late September, a trail connecting Government Peak with Hatcher Pass has hit an indefinite stall as officials also decide the fate of a separate proposal.

The roughly 12-mile bike trail is meant to connect Government Peak Recreation Area (GPRA) with Skeetawk and the 16 Mile area of Hatcher Pass. It’s also slated to be part of the Alaska Long Trail project, a long term, 500-mile trail development effort aimed at connecting Seward with Fairbanks.

At issue is a trail easement request initially submitted by the MatSu Borough in 2018, which must be OKed by the state before

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