55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska, 5th Ed.

55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska, 5th Ed.

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An indispensable resource for hiking, skiing, paddling, and climbing the backcountry of Southcentral AlaskaAll trips completely updated with seven new, comprehensive trips, and 18 new side trips70, 000 copies of previous editions sold! The most current information on newly available maps and new trip summary tables for easy trip planningFrom woodland and tundra hikes to float trips and winter excursions, there are actually over 135 ways to discover the Southcentral Alaska in this book. Completely revised, it includes seven new trips, such as the Kesugi Ridge, a four-day high country trek in Denali State Park. Also included is information on the recently refurbished Valdez Historic Trail, and on Shoup Bay, a new trail in Prince William Sound that combines an easy beach walk with a glacier and iceberg studded final destination.Two convenient trip summary tables provide easy trip comparisons by location, length, level of difficulty, season to go, and suitability for children. The book also provides maps and helpful information on such things as finding public transportation to some of these amazing destinations.While skiers have attempted most slopes in the area, all are steep enough to avalanche under the right conditions (including portions of Microdot Ridge and April Bowl a€” see aquot;Avalanches, aquot; in the Introduction). Make sure you have the properanbsp;...

Title:55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska, 5th Ed.
Author:Helen Nienhueser
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books - 2002


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