Hatcher Pass Offers Some Great Summer Hiking

I don’t think I’m alone in my disdain for bashing through alder and willow thickets, which is why I like the Hatcher Pass area so much.

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Helicopter and Dog Sled: What A Way To See A Glacier!

I was hanging on for dear life as 16 dogs whisked us across the Godwin Glacier, high in the Kenai Mountains east of Seward.

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Upper Winner Creek Trail to Berry Pass is a “winning” hike

Many places to hike near Girdwood and Alyeska. The Winner Creek Trail to Berry Pass is a wonderful way to spend a day. You will wish you could stay longer.

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Exit Glacier Trail Hikes: Stunning. Awesome. World Class.

Awesome views await on the Exit Glacier - Harding Ice Field Trail. The trail is steep but hiker friendly, and you have a good chance of seeing wildlife.

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Ten Local Picturesque Hikes

If you haven’t done it already, it’s time to stretch the legs and get in some easy summer hikes to limber up and prepare for some of the harder ones.

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Local Trails: Crow Pass

A lively and informative presentation June 4th at the Eagle River Nature Center (ERNC) offered important tips on hiking Crow Pass.

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Stepping back into history: Remembering Eagle River Troop 230’s hike on the Chilkoot Trail

After the winter of 1897 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began requiring people on the Chilkoot to carry an outfit of at least 2,000 lbs.

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Reflections On Yesteryear: Late Poet Robert Service Still Speaks To Northerners

On many occasions a Robert Service poem recited in the tent or by the campfire helped finish off a good day on the trail.

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From Yesteryear: Autumn Bushwhack Includes a Mystery

It was late Sept. 1995 and my Newfoundland dog Charlie and I had earlier crossed the dam at the outlet of Eklutna Lake at its south end.

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Snow-Free Spring Hike Is Found Along Granite Creek

Granite Creek continued due north and I could see where it would become enclosed within steep banks a few miles farther upstream.

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