Birch Creek, Part 1

June 10th, 2008

On the float trip was Luke, Weslly, Taj, Drew and myself. Our flotilla consisted of two kayaks, a canoe and a raft. The raft was actually a small Zodiac with oars rigged up with rope and one of the kayaks didn’t have a spray skirt… but they would get us down the river. One of [...]

Central, AK Part 1

June 7th, 2008

We got off of the Pinnell Trail a day before the Tyrrells were due back from Fairbanks, so we went to the Central Bar. Naturally :). We only intended to have a couple of drinks, but as Rick would later warn us: you always just stop into the bar “for a couple”, and always come [...]

The Pinnell Trail

June 6th, 2008

The Pinnell Trail is a surprisingly well marked and maintained 27 mile tundra hike off of the Steese Highway. It starts and ends on the road so it can be shuttled easily. There are even two nice cabins on the trail. It’s a bit of an anomaly in the rugged and undeveloped interior of Alaska, [...]

The Granite Tors

June 5th, 2008

This 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 [...]