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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Park visitors speak with Denali National Park Rangers and staff outside the Visitor Center which is closed for the 2020 summer season due to COVID-19.
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 25, 2020
Weekend in Denali – Year of COVID-19

At the beginning of July, we spent a weekend in Denali, camping for 2 nights at the Riley Creek Campground. For a change, we weren't off for big adventures, but...

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hiking in nome creek
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 19, 2020
Alaska Spring 2020 – Hiking in the Year of COVID-19

I don't need to say that the spring of 2020 has been . . . interesting. For everyone. Here in Fairbanks, we finished off one of the coldest winters since...

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InReach Explorer+ satellite communication device by Garmin
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 11, 2020
Review: Garmin InReach Explorer+

The Garmin InReach Explorer+ is a handheld GPS and Iridium satellite communication device. It has a long battery life and great navigational capability.

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peak design camera pro
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 6, 2020
Review: Peak Design CapturePro Camera Clip

As an avid hiker carrying a DSLR, I find this to be a necessity. I love it and have used it now for 5 years. It's durable, comfortable, and easy...

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Healy Overlook Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 15, 2020
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.

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Granite Tors Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 10, 2020
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 towers.

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Savage Alpine Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 1, 2020
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.

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Looking over Exit Glacier and into the Harding Icefield from the Harding Icefield Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 23, 2020
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 I've been on.

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The terminus of the Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 23, 2020
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 Alaska.

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