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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 - 41

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Favorite South summit view looking east with new flag in place
Very Difficult Very Difficult

South Pioneer Peak Hike

14.2 mi 22.9 km 7,207' Up 2196.7 m Up 7,207' Down 2196.57 m Down

Butte, AK
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Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
Difficult Difficult

Flattop Mountain

3.0 mi 4.8 km 1,244' Up 379.13 m Up 1,244' Down 379.13 m Down

Anchorage, AK
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Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Difficult 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
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Favorite Wolverine Peak Trail, with Mt. Redoubt volcano on the horizon.
Difficult Difficult

Wolverine Peak

9.7 mi 15.7 km 3,542' Up 1079.53 m Up 3,542' Down 1079.49 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
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Favorite View of the Cook Inlet from the top of Penguin Peak
Very Difficult 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
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Favorite Lower Reed Lake
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Reed Lakes Trail

8.9 mi 14.3 km 2,027' Up 617.87 m Up 2,027' Down 617.95 m Down

Fishhook, AK
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Favorite View from Peak 2 looking southeast. Powerline Pass is just below the sun and Ptarmigan Peak is the first peak to the right of the sun.
Difficult Difficult

Flatttop to Ptarmigan Loop

9.4 mi 15.1 km 4,135' Up 1260.28 m Up 4,097' Down 1248.69 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
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Favorite View of Eklutna Lake and Bold Peak from the Pepper Peak trail.
Difficult Difficult

Eklutna High Ridge Traverse

25.7 mi 41.4 km 9,750' Up 2971.79 m Up 9,752' Down 2972.52 m Down

Butte, AK
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Favorite View from the summit.
Difficult Difficult

Rainbow Peak

5.6 mi 9.0 km 3,419' Up 1042.03 m Up 3,419' Down 1042.05 m Down

Anchorage, AK
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Southcentral Alaska Running

  • 488 Miles 786 Kilometers of Trail
  • 41 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 58 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 100 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 100 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southcentral Alaska - 217

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
6.6 mi 10.7 km #2Lost Lake Summer Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Root Glacier Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #4Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #5Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult Difficult
Anchorage, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #6McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #7South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
3.7 mi 5.9 km #8Bold Peak Route
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Butte, AK
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Butte, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Flattop Backside Trail
Difficult Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10West Butte Trail
Difficult Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult Difficult
Butte, AK

Photos of Southcentral Alaska - 386

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Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.
Jul 20, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
Summit photo above the fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Girdwood, AK
Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Feb 15, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
A view of Lake George and Colony Glacier while on top of the moraine.
Jul 6, 2018 near Butte, AK
The Shores of Kenai Fjords
Apr 2, 2020 near Seward, AK
Summit view
Jun 4, 2021 near Sterling, AK

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