And over the past two years, more than 400 have made the pilgrimage to 4,148-foot Gold Star Peak on 46 separate hikes.
The trail up Bear Mountain from Peters Creek Valley was just below freezing and travel over the hardened ground was easy.
Alpine Paradise: People have described the Lost Lake area as a “touch of heaven,” and it’s easy to understand why.
Rarely have I ever been able to beat Mother Nature at its weather game. But on September 17th, I came as close as I ever have.
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.
I’ve believe there are no words to describe the mind-blowing spectacle of the Exit Glacier ramping up to Harding Ice Field’s ocean of ice.
I find low-angled trails that would still take me into the mountains. Here are some relatively easy trails for summer and fall hiking.
According to NWS records dating back 65 years for the Anchorage area, only 13 snowfalls greater than eight inches are recorded for April.
If you’ve hiked in our state’s backcountry you’ve probably found the ruins; decaying artifacts from Alaska’s golden age of mining.
The sun was bright and the air warm April 14 of this year as we hiked the three miles from the Eagle River Nature to Echo Bend.