Winter is a unique experience in Alaska. Sure, it can be blustery and cold. But it’s also an opportunity to travel in some of the most wonderful landscapes you might imagine.
March is my favorite time for getting out on foot in the Alaska wild.
Buckle up the snowshoes and we’ll hike and walk through the forest, up the mountains, across the frozen lakes and snow-covered tundra. We can go as far or as little as you’d like.
And come back afterward to a fire in the cabin and a great hot meal.
See below for current trip listings
Snowshoe and XC ski tour
Winter’s Coming. Enjoy it.
On a scale of 1 – 5, five being the most challenging, two hiking boots is at the easier end of the spectrum.
1 boot = basecamp/dayhike easy
2 boots = easier backpacking trip
3 boots = intermediate level trip
4 boots = intermediate to advanced backpacking
5 boots = ask yourself are you really ready for this?
Expect whatever level you think might best fit you to be one level LOWER on our scale. Hiking here in Alaska is generally a step or three above what you’ll find in the Lower 48 states.
Realize that backpacking is never “easy”. You’re carrying from 35-50+ pounds on your back day after day. You’ll be hiking for a number of hours each day (varies trip to trip, day to day), and that’s not “easy” for most people.
That said, our “2 hiking boots” level should meet the need for most novice backpackers, and are generally what I recommend for families with younger kids, etc as well. Terrain challenges aren’t usually a problem, and the walking is somewhat more orthodox. You won’t be traversing 1 mile of steep sidehill covered in slippery rocks, or snaking through dense thickets of alder and willow.