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    Default Easy hike recommendations

    We visited Alaska in June/July and had the time of our lives! Many of the hikes we took were recommendations from this forum. The scenery blew us away! Here's a little report on a few of the hikes we took, and I would recommend these to anyone visiting Alaska for the first time with little hiking experience:
    Turnagain Arm / Windy Corner - great views of water
    Girdwood - Winner Creek - hemlock forest, rushing water
    Hatcher Pass - Gold Mint Trail - song birds, wild geraniums, mountain vistas
    Denali - Savage River - followed canyon beyond trail
    Denali - Mt Healey -made it to the top for 360 views
    Denali - Horseshoe Lake - saw a big moose in the lake!
    Fairbanks area - Chena Springs - swimming, hiking around the vacinity
    Fairbanks - Creamers Preserve - boreal forest/ birch forest, cranes
    Fairbanks area- Angel Rocks - a bit slick in the rain, but great views
    Fairbanks area- Granite Tors - nice boardwalk/ salmon berries
    Worthington Glacier - hiked about 1/2 way up at midnight!
    Valdez - Shoup's Bay Trail - wild iris/ boardwalk/views of bay
    I hope this list helps anyone like ourselves looking for some nice day hikes and new to Alaska. I'm already aching to get back to Alaska!

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    Mar 2007
    Wasilla--Cantwell Transplant


    Good compilation of great little treks!


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