I'm trying to decide on moving back to Alaska. I've spent some time in Nome and Anchorage last summer, but have never experienced an Alaskan winter. The main thing that attracts me, and I suppose most other people is the endless possibilities to be outdoors. But I'm moving in the middle of next month and I'm wondering how much time I will really have in order to get out and hike and camp. Is it still possible to hike around when winter comes? Is it too cold in the higher regions? Too difficult to walk around on the snow? I have decent winter clothing for Tennessee winter (overkill actually) , but I have no idea if it will be enough for Alaska. My tent is the Tarptent Rainbow. I'm also worried about camera gear in such cold temps. Any help would be greatly appreciated!