Good comradery makes rigorous hike enjoyable

I thought the smoky air might cause irritation, but it didn’t bother the group as we worked our way upward and past the April Bowl’s tarns.

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Mining Ruins Tell Us a lot About Alaska’s Early Pioneers

If you’ve hiked in our state’s backcountry you’ve probably found the ruins; decaying artifacts from Alaska’s golden age of mining.

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Name That Mountain: Hatcher Pass Ski Area Seeks Name

(Palmer) – Hatcher Alpine Xperience (HAX) is asking the public to help name a proposed alpine ski area in Hatcher Pass. People are invited to submit names for the mountain until Sunday, December 17, the winning name will be chosen by HAX members in January 2018. HAX, a volunteer-driven nonprofit, is in the early phases of developing a chairlift operated ski area at mile 10.6 on N. Palmer-Fishhook Rd. Recently, the organization was awarded $500,000 by the Mat-Su Health Foundation to buy a triple chairlift and fund a part-time executive director.

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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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