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Gems in Southcentral Alaska - 4

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gem Favorite Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.

Harding Icefield Overlook

(15) Bear Creek, AK
gem Favorite Root Glacier access taken in 2014.  Mt. Blackburn is the snow-capped mountain.

Root Glacier

(2) Kennecott , AK
gem Favorite Bonanza Mine ruins

Bonanza Mine

(1) Kennecott , AK
gem Favorite Like a sick person's tongue!

Toe of the Glacier

(1) Bear Creek, AK

Recommended Routes in Southcentral Alaska - 40

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Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Difficult

Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail

23.0 mi 37.1 km 3,013' Up 918.26 m Up 4,036' Down 1230.09 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Favorite Summit view looking south toward Flute and Organ Glaciers.
Very Difficult

Cumulus Mountain

9.5 mi 15.3 km 4,371' Up 1332.23 m Up 4,369' Down 1331.73 m Down

Eagle R…, AK
Favorite Summit photo above the fog
Difficult

Bird Ridge Overlook

13.4 mi 21.5 km 5,751' Up 1752.79 m Up 5,751' Down 1752.76 m Down

Anchorage, AK
Favorite View of the Cook Inlet from the top of Penguin Peak
Very Difficult

Penguin Ridge Traverse

16.2 mi 26.0 km 7,876' Up 2400.55 m Up 7,848' Down 2391.92 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Favorite Summit photo on top of the finger-like rock formation.
Difficult

McHugh Peak - South Flank Trail

8.5 mi 13.7 km 4,143' Up 1262.64 m Up 4,142' Down 1262.46 m Down

Anchorage, AK
Favorite Summit photo above the fog
Difficult

Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb

2.5 mi 4.0 km 3,255' Up 992.02 m Up 0' Down 0 m Down

Anchorage, AK
Favorite Ridge view looking southeast toward the southern Wrangells and St. Elias mountain ranges.
Very Difficult

Bonanza Peak

9.6 mi 15.5 km 4,749' Up 1447.51 m Up 4,768' Down 1453.24 m Down

Kennecott, AK
Favorite Sunset across the inlet from Baldy-Blacktail ridge
Difficult

Baldy-Blacktail Hike

7.4 mi 12.0 km 2,681' Up 817.32 m Up 2,683' Down 817.82 m Down

Eagle R…, AK
Favorite Thunderbird Falls
Intermediate

Thunderbird Falls

1.9 mi 3.0 km 299' Up 91.22 m Up 298' Down 90.91 m Down

Wasilla, AK

Southcentral Alaska Hiking

  • 825 Miles 1,327 Kilometers of Trail
  • 40 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 56 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 96 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 101 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southcentral Alaska - 213

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3.2 mi 5.2 km #1A1 Ridge, Snowcat Route
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
2.8 mi 4.4 km #2Falls Creek Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
3.9 mi 6.3 km #3Bonanza Mine Trail
Difficult
Kennecott, AK
Difficult
Kennecott, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4Root Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
2.7 mi 4.4 km #5East Fork Trail
Intermediate
Butte, AK
Intermediate
Butte, AK
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Pepper Peak Trail
Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult
Butte, AK
13.1 mi 21.1 km #7Eklutna High Ridge Route
Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult
Butte, AK
3.7 mi 5.9 km #8Bold Peak Route
Very Difficult
Butte, AK
Very Difficult
Butte, AK
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Thunderbird Falls Trail
Intermediate
Wasilla, AK
Intermediate
Wasilla, AK
0.1 mi 0.1 km #10Thunderbird Falls Overlook
Easy
Wasilla, AK
Easy
Wasilla, AK

Photos of Southcentral Alaska - 370

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Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.
Jul 20, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK
Find yourself a campsite with a view of the glacier.
Jun 1, 2017 near Cordova, AK
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
Jan 26, 2018 near Butte, AK
Ridge view looking southeast toward the southern Wrangells and St. Elias mountain ranges.
Feb 8, 2018 near unknown, unknown
Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Feb 15, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Apr 30, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK