Posted by Lee Petersen | August 26, 2023
Gakona Glacier – Hike Info and August 2023 Trip Report

Trip report from my 3-day backpacking trip to the Gakona Glacier in the Alaska Range. Lots of photos, including some historical, a bit of route information, and a very interesting...

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A hiker on the Sugarloaf Ridge Trail outside of Denali National Park in Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 13, 2023
Sugarloaf Ridge Trail

Sugarloaf Ridge Trail is a very steep, 4.5-mile round-trip hike up Sugarloaf Mountain, beginning at the Grand Denali Lodge outside of Denali National Park. Photos, map, weather, and trail info.

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Ermine Hill Trail to Kesugi Ridge
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 9, 2023
Ermine Hill Trail to K’esugi Ridge

Ermine Hill trail guide with trail and weather information, trail map, and detailed information on hiking this 7.6-mile out-and-back hike that connects to the K'esugi Ridge.

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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 some route info and GPS data from my backcountry trips in Denali National Park. The National Park Service asks specifically not to share...

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

Description for a few Worthington Glacier hikes, starting at 2 miles and up. Maps, photos, information, and route descriptions.

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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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