Cantata Peak
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Cantata Peak Cantata Peak (6,390 ft.) West Ridge Route: 8.4 miles each way, 4,910 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 3+ ▼KMZ Cantata is one of the most recognizable big peaks in the Chugach, rising to 6,390 feet at the head … Read More

Osprey Talon 22
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Osprey Talon 22 Purchased summer 2012, reviewed September 2016 At a volume of 22 liters (or 20 for the small/medium size), the Osprey Talon 22 hits a sweet spot for day packs. This size is perfect for all the essentials … Read More

L.L. Bean Boots
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L.L. Bean Boots Purchased September 2015, reviewed September 2016, last updated November 2017 L.L. Bean’s “Bean Boots” are one of those rare items that make it into the closets of both parents and their college-bound kids. They are a simple, … Read More

Writing
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Writing Published articles and other writing on outdoor topics. Looking for the trip reports section? Click here. Alaska has changed. It’s time for trapping regulations to change too. Anchorage Daily News, April 11, 2022 “Every winter, dogs in Alaska are … Read More

Eagle to Peters
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« Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Eagle to Peters Hiking from Eagle River to Peters Creek, in Chugach State Park August 26, 2016 August is a tricky time of year for hiking in the Chugach. The early-season excitement of May and … Read More

About Winterbear Reviews
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About Winterbear Reviews “The only sponsor I have is the Salvation Army, a place I can get clothes cheap.” – Dick Griffith, “father of packrafting” and legendary Alaska backcountry adventurer In general, having the right type of gear and knowing … Read More

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Guidebook Intel on Alaska hikes, climbs, and float trips. For more information about the Guidebook and how to use the information on these pages, click here. Chugach State Park Anchorage Talkeetna Mountains

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Salomon Quest 4D
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Salomon Quest 4D GTX Purchased summer 2013, reviewed March 2016 If you could breed a hundred generations of trail running shoes for burliness and grit, the Salomon Quest 4D GTX would be the result. Its lineage reaches back into Salomon’s … Read More

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