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!

This project is in its infancy, but I currently have 25 more guides on the drafting board and have a goal of over 60 by the end of 2020. I expect to have at least a couple of new posts per week. I plan for a formal roll-out of this project as well as organization by type and region once there is enough content. Please hit subscribe below for updates or make a donation to help me keep it going!

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

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