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thumb_home_denali_1Hiking in Alaska can be one of the ultimate wilderness adventures. Opportunities to view Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Moose, Caribou, Wolves, Eagle, Geese, Cranes and other wildlife and birds abounds.

We have leisurely hikes suitable for  almost any age, day hikes for the more seasoned hikers and the serious backpackers can strike off into the wilderness for as long as their provisions hold out.

In the Spring thousands of wild flowers carpet the tundra, berries can be found in abundance and the snow capped peaks lend a majesty to even a short hike before breakfast to stimulate the appetite. Cooler mornings and evenings tend to be almost mosquito free. Summer hikes can seem to last all day, because the day lasts all day.

thumb_home_reflection_2Watch the Sun set over the Alaska Range only to rise again a few hours later over the Talkeetna Mountains. Alaskan summers can be legendary, but they can also turn wet and cold quickly around a mountain that makes it’s own weather, so be sure and bring along gear to break the wind and rain and some warm layers in case the temperature decides to drop.

You can take one of the many hiking options, from the short hike to Bear Point for a 360 degree panoramic view of Denali, the Alaskan Range, the valley below, the Talkeetna Mountains and to the North as far as the eye can see.

Or you can hike to one of the nearby lakes, streams, and beaver ponds, for observing the wildlife, trying your hand at gold panning, a little fishing, or just enjoying the cool, clear mountain waters and basking in the scenery around you. Artists, bring your paints and easels along.

moose-b-fikesFor the more adventuresome we offer several excellent guided lodge/backpacking combinations, ranging from a short 3-day lake and stream hike for the easy traveler to a 6-day fly-in to a high mountain glacier lake and pack back to the lodge.

For the hearty mountaineers we offer a longer excursion over the mountains to the foot of the glacier and a loop route back to the lodge–all through some of the most scenic areas Alaska has to offer.