Nome Creek Hills – Backcountry Hiking
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 28, 2021
Nome Creek Hills – Backcountry Hiking

A guide to a few hikes in the Nome Creek hills from the Mt. Prindle Campground in the White Mountain National Recreation Area, Alaska. Great off-trail hiking on ridges across...

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Thunderbird Falls
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 22, 2021
Thunderbird Falls

Thunderbird Falls is a highly trafficked out-and-back hike in Chugiak, Alaska (near Eklutna Village), about a 1/2-hour drive from Anchorage, Alaska.

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view from Mastodon Dome
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 27, 2021
Mastodon Dome Hike

The approximately 12-mile round-trip Mastodon Dome hike in the White Mountains of Alaska is located on the south side of the Steese Highway at the Eagle Summit Wayside.

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Wild and Trailless – Denali National Park
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 5, 2021
Wild and Trailless – Denali National Park

It wasn't easy to decide to post route info and GPS data from my trips in Denali National Park. The National Park Service asks specifically not to share GPS tracks...

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A moulin on the Worthington Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | August 8, 2020
Worthington Glacier Hikes

Description for a few backcountry hikes possible near the Worthington Glacier starting at 2-miles and up. Maps, photos, and information.

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Reflection at Horseshoe Lake, one of the Denali National Park Entrance Trails
Posted by Lee Petersen | August 2, 2020
Denali National Park Entrance Trails

Map and descriptions for numerous trails near the entrance and Visitor Center to Denali National Park. Trails for all walkers and hikers.

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Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 27, 2020
Keystone Canyon – Valdez Sightseeing

Keystone Canyon is a gorgeous 3-mile long canyon with enormous waterfalls and cliffsides near Valdez, Alaska. There are numerous hiking trails in the area.

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Alaska SeaLife Center
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 14, 2020
Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a phenomenal non-profit research institution, rescue and rehabilitation facility, and public aquarium all rolled into one. Sadly, due to COVID-19 they are at risk of...

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Gorgeous and endless views of the White Mountains from the summit
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 11, 2020
McManus Mountain Hike

McManus Mountain is an excellent hike through tundra and alpine terrain near the twelve-mile summit off the Steese Highway. The area is covered in wildflowers in June and July.

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Mt. Prindle and Wind Chimes, large tors on a ridge
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 1, 2020
Mt. Prindle via Nome Creek

Trail description and map for a popular 2-3 day hike up Mt. Prindle from Nome Creek in the White Mountain National Recreation Area. Great views of tors and valleys.

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