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Old 06-17-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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We hiked Butte then Lazy Mountain... Now we want to hike Pioneer Peak.

Anyone here done that already, wanna talk about it?
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:40 AM
 
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I climbed it many years ago, but unfortunately I cant remember much about it. I was obsessed with climbing then and climbed every mountain I could climb, winter or summer, ropes or not. I dont think we needed rope for Pioneer Peak. I dont know if they still offer classess at UAA for climbing, but I took two courses with them. I learned a lot, including how to ice climb, rock climb, set my own pro, evaluate mountains for avalanache potential, etc. Every other weekend we spent out climbing. It was a neat experience.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:49 AM
 
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I climbed it many years ago, but unfortunately I cant remember much about it. I was obsessed with climbing then and climbed every mountain I could climb, winter or summer, ropes or not. I dont think we needed rope for Pioneer Peak. I dont know if they still offer classess at UAA for climbing, but I took two courses with them. I learned a lot, including how to ice climb, rock climb, set my own pro, evaluate mountains for avalanache potential, etc. Every other weekend we spent out climbing. It was a neat experience.
Yeah, well, I was just looking for places that an old person could take his teen kids hiking, not get eaten by bears... not need ropes, gear... just hiking... scenic... good, safe, family outing... time spent with each other... and of course... something to point my cheap camera at!!!
Thanks... I will never become a mountaineer, rock climber.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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We hiked Butte then Lazy Mountain... Now we want to hike Pioneer Peak.

Anyone here done that already, wanna talk about it?
I don't think anyone "hikes" Pioneer Peak, it is more of a "climb."
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I don't think anyone "hikes" Pioneer Peak, it is more of a "climb."

Yeah, that is pretty much it in a nutshell. There isn't too much "hike" there to deal with, there is though a lot of falling and rolling involved if that helps at all.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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Yep, kind of like Flattop. Most people assume that just because it's only a 5 minute drive out of Anchorage, has a nicely maintained parking lot and a well groomed trail-head, that it's just a walk in the park. But by the time you start the final leg up to the top, many are wishing they had ropes and pitons!
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