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    Default Treking in Alaska on my own

    Hello,

    I'm in Alaska for a conference in June, I'd like to do some hiking the week before but am travelling on my own. I have experience hiking and am pretty handy with a map and compass, but live in the UK and am not used to the Alaskan terrain, hence I do not want to Hike alone. Most of the tour operates need me to be in a group, however, I'm going to be on my own. Does anyone know guide tours who will take people on their own or if anyone doesn't mind me tagging along!!

    My email is bendort@yahoo.com

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    Ben

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    Alaska is a huge state. Where are you flying into?
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    Yeah were you flying into. Im always down to go hiking.

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    I'll be flying into Anchorage and will largely be based there. However, I'd like to go along the Chilkoot trail (must be famous for a reason), I haven't booked any tickets yet but will probably arrive about the 16th of June.

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    Default Hikes out of Anchorage

    You should talk to Rebecca at XtremelyAlaska.com. They specialize in day hikes out of the Anchorage area. You could sign up for one of their hikes. Tell her Greg sent you.

    The Chilkoot Trail is famous, not so much as a trail per se but for its place in the gold rush history of Alaska and the Yukon. The Chilkoot Pass was a major bottleneck on the route up.The mounties would not let anyone go beyond the pass unless they had something like a ton of supplies. Anyway it's an interesting bit of history. I've never been so can't comment on the hike itself. Attached is a photo of the miners heading up the pass. The line is so long because they had to make many trips up and down to get all those supplies to the top.


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