Best Day Hikes between Denali and Fairbanks?
I am about to set off on my road trip from Edmonton up to Alaska (I have been waiting along time for this), and I was wondering if anyone had any advice or good day hikes around Fairbanks or even down towards Healy/Denali.
Anything recommendations would be awesome!
P.S. Anyone else in the area around the week of July 14th? I am going solo...
Here's the link to the Fairbanks Area Hiking Club. They go on short hikes around town every week as well as longer hikes on the weekends. Angel Rocks is a popular hike. You can also call John Risser on the site and talk him into a hike or at least good info. http://www.fairbankshiking.org/
Granite Tors hike this weekend. Call John on the Fairbanks Area Hiking Club page for more info or just meet there. Here's an email I got from him today.
I'm planning on hiking the Granite Tors trail as a day hike this Saturday the 12th.
My plan is to hike up to the spring at 6 miles and then explore a new path over to the North Tors from there, which means going off the beaten path for a while, after finding a good path to what is a GREAT place for a future overnight hike, I'll either retrace the path and head back the way we came, or continue cross country and pick up the main trail and complete the whole loop trail, making for about a 16 mile day. It all depends on what the group wants to do, and the weather, etc.
Those who want a shorter hike can come along and turn back at any point, the trail is really easy to follow back out.
Meet at the Tors parking lot at mile 39.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd. at 10 AM Saturday the 12th. There is a $5 fee to park for the day, or there is river access parking for free.
Call me or write for more info.
FAHC hiking coordinator