McHugh Peak Incident 232

Winter camping on the west summit of McHugh Peak I’m always bummed when adventure buddies leave Alaska, but there is a silver lining. Homesickness builds up until it’s almost explosive, and as soon as wayward friends return stateside they’re often … Read More

Cirque de Bird

Late fall mini-epic through Chugach State Park A few things I’m thankful for: clean running water, wool socks, and friends who don’t blink when you ask them if they can get up at 5am to go hiking. With the snow … Read More

Eagle to Peters

Hiking from Eagle River to Peters Creek, in Chugach State Park August is a tricky time of year for hiking in the Chugach. The early-season excitement of May and endless daylight of June are long past, and the weather tends … Read More