Hey all, new to the site, and new to Alaska. Just moved here 10 days ago from Minnesota.
I've always been a fan of hiking and that interest is what brought me to this site. I don't have many friends here yet since classes just started at UAS on thursday. I'm sure that will change as the semester goes on. For now though I will be doing my hiking alone. I have a few questions -
Are there any good websites for trails around this area? I have already hit up a bunch by the tramway in downtown Juneau, trails around Mendenhall Glacier and a couple trails here by campus. There is a good one that starts just a short walk from the campus housing here that I plan on hitting up later today (assuming it doesn't start raining)
Also, I understand the risks of hiking alone, but are there any recommendations you guys have for staying safe from bears? Other than making plenty of noise? I am from northern Minnesota so I have encountered a few black bears in my life but grizzlies are new to me.
- That is all for now.