The Granite Tors

June 5th, 2008

The Granite Tors

Me and a TorThis was an absolutely amazing hike, which no one had even recommended to us! Future visitors of Alaska, consider it recommended now. Perhaps it was just the weather that day, but it’s one of my favorite hikes I’ve ever been on. It’s a 15 mile loop that we read about in our handy Alaska Atlas and Gazetteer which leads to more tors like Angel Rocks, but much larger and more pronounced ones. The hike itself is fairly nondescript, up one burned ridge to the tundra, past the tors, and down another ridge back into the burn area. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, and highly recommend this hike anyone looking for a long day hike or an easy overnighter near Fairbanks.

Tors in the distanceDrew hiking in

A tor over the interiorGranite Tors

Tors, tundra and trees...Like something out of the Lord of the Rings...

Tundra puddleDistinct line where the trail stopped a fire

Dwarfed by a Tor

Sunset in Fairbanks

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One Response to “The Granite Tors”

  1. I am the publisher of Bells Travel guides and would like to use one of your pictures from the Granite Tors Trail in my publication. I would give you photo credit if you are interested. Great hike and I would like more people toy see the area. Let me know.

    Tim

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