Wolverine Peak

Wolverine Peak

Wolverine Trail conditions on Saturday, November 9: The trail was nice and dry until the final north west ridge, where we found hard packed snow, with a few sections of very slick ice. We did not have microspikes or shoes with studs, but it would have been a benefit...
Bird Ridge – November 3, 2019

Bird Ridge – November 3, 2019

Bird Ridge is one of the most iconic hikes around Anchorage.  It’s about a 25 minute drive down the Seward Highway from Anchorage, and hikable year around. It’s fun to run or hike up to the ridge different times of the year since the conditions change with the...
Harvest Season

Harvest Season

It’s harvest season in Alaska.  The salmon are running, wild game are abundant and the berries are bursting with sun-sweetened goodness!  From Anchorage to Cordova we have come across salmonberries, watermelon berries, wild strawberries, low-bush blueberries,...
Welcome to Trail Bites

Welcome to Trail Bites

This section of my website will serve to provide locals and visitors an up-to-date ‘adventure report’ for South Central Alaska. Many of our recreational activities are seasonal or weather-dependent and having a real-time report can be game-changing. Turn to this...
Chugach Front Range Link-Up

Chugach Front Range Link-Up

Matt Shryock and I completed the Link-Up last summer, and I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since.  It’s coming up to just about a year ago, and Julianne Dickerson, April McAnly, and Abby Jahn’s recent successful sub-24 hour accomplishment reminded me...
The Bomber Traverse-ish

The Bomber Traverse-ish

Yesterday, we started at around 11:00 am to complete the Bomber Traverse from the Mint Glacier to the Reed Lakes trailhead.  The weather was cool and compliant which permitted our esteemed guest, Major the Mountain Dog to join. We set out a good clip and made our way...