| Alaska-the Midnight Sun in the Arctic, rain forest along the twisting coastline of the Southeast, the towering peaks and glaciers along the Gulf of Alaska, alpine ridges rolling like ocean waves across the Interior-it's all waiting for hikers to explore. Hiking Alaska is a comprehensive guide to the entire state, featuring 100 hikes with more than 200 optional destinations and side trips. Special sections offer information of Denali National Park and remote wildlands like Gates of the Arctic, Katmai, and Wrangell-St. Elias national parks. The text describes hikes for all ages and abilities, including tips and trips for sharing the outdoors with children. Elevation profiles, maps, natural history sidebars, and no-trace camping and safety techniques accompany detailed hike descriptions. Comparison tables help you pick a hike by length, access, and type of natural features. Author Dean Littlepage, former manager of the Iditarod National Historic Trail, has hiked, maintained, built, planned, protected, and written about trails for more than twenty-five years. His evocative photographs and intriguing natural history overviews add to this informative book. Don't forget to pick up a copy of Hiking Alaska before you head out on your next backcountry adventure in the Great Land.
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