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Hiking & Backpacking:
A hiking trip in Alaska can be an exciting and rewarding wilderness experience if you are prepared for the difficulties and hazards of traveling through rugged, undeveloped land. Here, you will experience solitude, self-reliance, and unaltered nature to an extent seldom found elsewhere. Because there are very few maintained trails, travel through dense brush, along steep slopes, and across fast and cold glacial streams and rivers should be expected.

Check the Weather:
Weather in these vast and spectacular mountain ranges can vary to extremes in relatively short time periods. It is best to expect (and prepare for) almost any possibility with a variety of layer able clothing (polypropylene, wool or pile), raingear and extra food. Summer snow storms may occur at elevations of 4,500 feet and above.


Nearby Alfred Creek
(caribou crossing the river)
Trip Planning:
A successful hiking trip requires adequate planning. You should be prepared for everything and should not count on aid or rescue from others. Here, you will be on your own. Caution and good judgment are key ingredients for a pleasant expedition. For many hikers, hiring the services of a local guide will make the trip safer and more enjoyable. In general, the areas above tree line approximately 3000' afford the easiest hiking and best views. These areas are often accessed by chartering a flight to one of the many possible "bush" landing strips. Note that there are many more places to land than are shown on maps. Air taxis will often land on gravel bars or on the tundra. The routes depicted on the "Trail Illustrated" map are the most popular.

Topographic Maps
Don't Leave Home Without Them:

Be aware that many of the historic trails shown on older U.S.G.S. maps are often non-existent or overgrown. If you prefer not to see others on your trip, ask a ranger local resident or pilot about some of the lesser known areas. A list of licensed air taxi operators is available from the park. Be flexible and prepared for alternative destinations. Your air taxi, local resident or the Park Service may know of high water conditions, wildlife hazards or overcrowding in an area and may encourage you to choose an alternative at the last minute.
















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