Originally Posted by superacerc
Which creek is jim creek? Can't find agood reference for it. Mt juneau is baldy right?
Im guessing jim creek is in that 4 wheeling area off Montana creek rd NW of the valley.
Jim creek is the sandy glacier valley of knik glacier. Take the back way into Palmer (from anchorage) across the old bridge, the trail head and parking lot is on the same street as Alaska Raceway Park (drag strip, by the butte).
That entire area is commonly called "jim creek" and you can actually drive all the way to knik glacier, provided that your rig can safely cross jim creek , Friday creek, the beaver ponds and finally Metal Creek (which is either trivial, or the End Boss of the trip depending on water level, snow melt, rainfall etc).