Alaska Guide

I’m currently writing and mapping guides to hiking and general travel/tourism to destinations all over Alaska. My focus is on sharing beautiful, photogenic locations that would most interest hikers and photographers, but the guide is open to anyone!

Mt. Prindle and Wind Chimes, large tors on a ridge
2020 07 01
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...

denali viewed from the thorofare ridge
2020 06 29
Mt. Thoro and Thorofare Ridge – Hiking Guide

Route information for hiking Mt. Thoro and the Thorofare Ridge. Both hikes are off-trail, although fairly easy to navigate through rocky alpine tundra.

View of clouds over Wander Lake at the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairbanks, Alaska
2020 06 20
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Trail

The nature trails at the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary are a wonderful quiet spot to walk around Wander Lake and a perfect spot for birdwatching near...

map of hiking and travel locations in alaska
2020 06 13
Alaska Guide Map (Full)

Map to travel and hiking locations around Alaska. Each location has a link to a guide on that spot with more detail and things to...

Twin Bears Trails
2020 06 13
Twin Bears Trails

The Twin Bears Trail is a relatively easy day hike at mile 29.5 Chena Hot Springs Road. The approximately 5-mile hike gains over 1300 ft....

Caribou running across alpine tundra at the top of the Eielson Alpine Trail
2020 06 09
Eielson Alpine Trail – Denali National Park Hiking

The Eielson Alpine Trail is a short, steep hike at the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park. Great views of the mountain and wildlife...

Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site
2020 06 02
Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site

The Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site is a great roadside stop near Valdez along the Richardson Highway with incredible views of the Glacier.

College Glacier – Hiking Guide
2020 05 26
College Glacier – Hiking Guide

Info on hiking College Creek to College Glacier near the Hoodoos on the southern part of the Delta Mountains in the Alaska Range. Good backcountry...

Teklanika Foothills Hike
2020 05 23
Teklanika Foothills Hike

A fun, short (~5 mile), back-country, off-trail hike in the Teklanika foothills in Denali National Park. Open tundra and great views of Double Mountain!

Wickersham Dome Trail
2020 05 10
Wickersham Dome Trail

Wickersham Dome Trail is a 6-7 mile out-and-back hike that travels through boreal forest to rocky alpine tundra. Great day hike near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome
2020 05 10
Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome

Murphy Dome is a great place to view the aurora borealis from September to April in Fairbanks, Alaska. Directions, map, and some info to help...

Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights
2020 03 29
Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights

There's perhaps no bigger draw to the far northern latitudes in winter than the chance to see the aurora borealis. It's understandable. The phenomenon is...

Table Top Mountain Trail
2020 03 27
Table Top Mountain Trail

Table Top Mountain Trail is a 3.5-mile hike with a short extension to the summit of a treeless, mesa-like mountain with great views of the...

Gulkana Glacier Hike
2020 03 22
Gulkana Glacier Hike

The Gulkana Glacier area has much to offer, including day-hiking, backpacking or mountaineering expeditions, or just a roadside view of the glacier.

Healy Overlook Trail
2020 03 15
Healy Overlook Trail

The Healy Overlook Trail is a steep yet well-maintained, easy-to-follow, and relatively short 4.7-mile hike and offers gorgeous Alaska Range views.

Granite Tors Trail
2020 03 10
Granite Tors Trail

Hiking guide to the 15-mile Granite Tors Loop in the Chena River State Rec Area. A moderately intense day hike or overnight hike amongst granite...

Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide
2020 03 06
Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide

A casual back-country day hike to a large glacier, or start of a mountaineering adventure, the Castner Glacier offers great hikes and views of ice...

Solomon Gulch Hatchery – Valdez, Alaska
2020 03 05
Solomon Gulch Hatchery – Valdez, Alaska – Wildlife Viewing

Along Dayville Road, less than a 15-minute drive (10-miles) from Valdez is the Solomon Gulch Hatchery. The returning salmon draw multiple predators to the area....

Savage Alpine Trail
2020 03 01
Savage Alpine Trail

The Savage Alpine Trail is a 6.5-mile loop or 4.2-mile point-to-point day hike in Denali National Park with beautiful alpine vistas and valley views.

Hikers overlooking the Harding Icefield at the end of the Harding Icefield Trail
2020 02 23
Harding Icefield Trail

Hiking guide with photos to the Harding Icefield Trail in the Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska. Easily one of the most stunning hikes...

The terminus of the Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
2020 02 23
Exit Glacier Trails

Fed by the 700 square miles (1813 square km) Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains, Exit Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in...

Supraglacial stream in the Alaska Range
2020 02 20
Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Basin – Hiking Guide

The Canwell Glacier is an approximately 10-mile long valley glacier on the south side of the Delta Mountains in the Eastern Alaska Range. It is...

The landscape at Angel Rocks
2020 02 13
Angel Rocks – Trail Guide

The hike is steep, but not for long. It’s just less than 1-mile of climbing, and the steepest section is very short-lived at about 0.4-miles....

Boardwalk at Creamer's Field in Fairbanks, Alaska
2020 02 09
Creamer’s Field

Creamer's Field - Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,200-acre wildlife refuge on a historic (non-operating) dairy farm. It is open to the public for walking...

Rocky landscape over the Savage River in Denali National Park
2020 02 04
Savage River Day-hike

The Savage River Loop is a 1.7 mile long well-maintained trail in Denali National Park that begins at the Savage River parking lot. It's a...

The entrance of the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
2020 01 30
Museum of the North

★★★★★ Alaska Guide If it's your first time in Fairbanks, one stop you should make is the University of Alaska Museum of the North. If you...

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