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Old 06-14-2009, 04:16 AM
 
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Anyone know any good hiking trails, mountains to climb close to Wasilla, Palmer?
We have already been to Lazy Mountain and Butte.

Looking to do some more hiking.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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Anyone know any good hiking trails, mountains to climb close to Wasilla, Palmer?
We have already been to Lazy Mountain and Butte.

Looking to do some more hiking.
Well, there is always Denali.
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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There is some good hiking in Hatchers Pass
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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There is some good hiking in Hatchers Pass
I have been wanting to go there, but I have no gun.
I heard you need gun of some sorts to go there.
I heard bears are around a lot there.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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Trails around the Mat-Su
Trail List/Brochures
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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You don't need a gun to go to Hatcher Pass. Very few people go there with guns. The chances of being attacked by a bear in Hatcher Pass are low.

Not to say it can't happen, but Hatcher Pass is at least as safe as Lazy Mt. I saw large grizzly tracks on Lazy Mt last year and people don't worry about it.

Most places in the valley are pretty safe for bears for one big reason. Bears are treated differently here than they are in Anchorage. If a bear shows up in someone's back yard it usually ends up on the wall and in the the stew pot. Iin other words, "they don't call 911".
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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I took the kids up hatcher today for a picnic, and seen a ton of hikers and not one had a firearm. You have to remember bears are were there food is. Right now its moose calfs and soon will be salmon. You won't find those food stuffs up on hatcher right now. When the berries come on it might be different.

You also have crow creek pass for good hike.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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I took the kids up hatcher today for a picnic, and seen a ton of hikers and not one had a firearm. You have to remember bears are were there food is. Right now its moose calfs and soon will be salmon. You won't find those food stuffs up on hatcher right now. When the berries come on it might be different.

You also have crow creek pass for good hike.
Great, we will go there next then.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:01 AM
 
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I second Hatchers Pass, beautiful!
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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Default 55 & 50 Ways

I suggest our 2 local quintessential guides to hiking the area:

55 Ways to the WIlderness in Southcentral Alaska

50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park


Both not only include hikes in the "North Park," your area, but it is worth it to drive south a bit to broaden your hiking & climbing possibilities. Even Eagle River area has magnificent climbs, but the Glen Alps, Turnagain, etc. have awesome peaks & well worth the short drive.
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