Cirque de Bird
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« Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Cirque de Bird Late fall mini-epic through Chugach State Park September 27, 2016 A few things I’m thankful for: clean running water, wool socks, and friends who don’t blink when you ask them if they … Read More

About the Guidebook
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About the Guidebook The Guidebook is my collection of trip intel for popular Alaska hikes, floats, and other trips. Safety I’d encourage obtaining as much safety training as you can. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses … Read More

Ptarmigan Peak
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Ptarmigan Peak Ptarmigan Peak (4,911 ft.) Via the Rabbit Lake trailhead: 7 miles round trip, 3,250 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 3 Via the Glen Alps trailhead: 10 miles round trip, 3,140 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 3 Summiting Ptarmigan … Read More

Photography
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Photography I make most of my photography available under Creative Commons license for free, (nearly) unrestricted public use. This has led to many interesting uses of my photos, and to some productive commercial or public-service partnerships. Over the years I’ve … Read More

Eagle Peak
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Eagle Peak Eagle Peak (6,909 ft.) South face route: 10.2 miles each way, 5,470 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 3+ ▼KMZ South ridge route: 10.8 miles each way, 5,790 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 3+ ▼KMZ Eagle Peak is a … Read More

South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex
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South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex “Heaven’s Breath” in Dena’ina; formerly “South Suicide Peak” South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex (5,005 ft.) Via the Rabbit Creek Trailhead, West Ridge Route: 6 miles each way, 3,560 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 2+ ▼KMZ Via the Rabbit Creek … Read More

Penguin Ridge
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Penguin Ridge Penguin Ridge Full ridge 14.9 miles one way, 8,660 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 3 ▼KMZ Driving the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Girdwood, you can’t help but notice the long ridge between Bird and Girdwood. From the … Read More

Wolverine Peak
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Wolverine Peak Wolverine Peak (4,491 ft.) Via Basher Trailhead: 8.6 miles round trip, 3,675 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 2- ▼KMZ Via Prospect Heights Trailhead: 9.3 miles round trip, 3,490 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 2- ▼KMZ From a technical … Read More

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