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e-Book Hiking Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: From Day Hikes To Backcountry Treks (Regional Hiking Series) download

e-Book Hiking Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: From Day Hikes To Backcountry Treks (Regional Hiking Series) download

by Greg Fensterman

ISBN: 0762743190
ISBN13: 978-0762743193
Language: English
Publisher: Falcon Guides; 1st edition (May 1, 2008)
Pages: 272
Category: United States
Subategory: Traveling

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Rating: 4.7
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Denali National Park and Preserve (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map) by National Geographic Maps - Trails . Detailed information helps you navigate fifty of the best hiking routes throughout the park's 1. million acres

Detailed information helps you navigate fifty of the best hiking routes throughout the park's 1. million acres.

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Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled. Elias National Park and Preserve: From Day Hikes To Backcountry Treks (Regional Hiking Series).

The first book of its kind for the largest national park in the United States. Elias welcomes 40,000 visitors every year, and each of them will maximize the visit with this all-new guidebook. Detailed information is provided for navigating fifty of the best hiking routes through 1. million acres of Alaskan wil The first book of its kind for the largest national park in the United States.

Day Hikes in Wrangell St. Elias National Park. These hikes range from short nature walks of less than a mile, to strenuous, all-day adventures. Most hikes begin from trailheads on the McCarthy or Nabesna Roads or else from the towns of McCarthy and Kennicott. However a few hikes, such as Fireweed Mountain and Erie Mine Bunkhouse, are partially or entirely off trail. alaska hiking - alaska backpacking - alaska wrangell-st.

A backpacking trip in Wrangell-St. Takes 2-3 days to hike to the lake and back. Elias National Park and Preserve can be an exciting and rewarding experience if you are prepared for the difficulties of traveling through rugged, undeveloped land. Help us keep you safe on your adventure by reading the park's backcountry safety page. Elias National Park & Preserve: From Day Hikes to Backcountry Treks by Greg Fensterman.

Why try hiking in the backcountry? There are as many reasons for relishing this less popular type of hiking as there . For a free backcountry gear list to get you started on your planning, use mine from a Wrangell St Elias hiking adventure.

Why try hiking in the backcountry? There are as many reasons for relishing this less popular type of hiking as there are back country hikers. There are vast areas of North America that go unvisited every year. Home page Types of Hiking Backcountry Hiking.

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Elias National Park and Preserve is an American national park and preserve managed by the National Park Service in south central Alaska

Elias National Park and Preserve is an American national park and preserve managed by the National Park Service in south central Alaska. The park and preserve were established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The protected areas are included in an International Biosphere Reserve and are part of the Kluane/Wrangell–St. Elias/Glacier ek UNESCO World Heritage Site.

See trip details for trekking Wrangell-St. Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Few visitors ever set foot into the backcountry. All of this adds up to that rarest of finds: true solitude. Elias National Park in Alaska, one of 100 best American adventure trips from National Geographic.

Hiking along the Wrangell Plateau above Long Glacier in late August. Navigating the rock and ice of the Long Glacier moraine August 2013. After a long, cold day navigating the wilds of Alaska backcountry, backpackers dry out around a fire at camp on the Kotsina River

Hiking along the Wrangell Plateau above Long Glacier in late August. Picking wild blueberries in the Fall Creek valley near the Kluvesna River. After a long, cold day navigating the wilds of Alaska backcountry, backpackers dry out around a fire at camp on the Kotsina River. Writing in a journal by headlamp near the fire at camp in the Rock Creek drainage near Dixie Pass. In Chitina, backpackers celebrate a successful return to civilization after a week-long trek in Wrangell–St Alaska Backpacking Hike Matt & Agnes Hage National Parks Photography. Matt & Agnes Hage.

The first book of its kind for the largest national park in the United States. Six times the size of Yellowstone National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias welcomes 40,000 visitors every year, and each of them will maximize the visit with this all-new guidebook. Detailed information is provided for navigating fifty of the best hiking routes through 13.2 million acres of Alaskan wilderness. The book is organized by type of trip: day hikes, frontcountry treks (starting from road-accessible trailheads), and remote backcountry treks (accessible via fly-in). There are detailed maps and black and white photographs as well as sidebars and narratives about river crossings, navigation, bear safety, wildlife, seasonal changes, and finding the routes.

Comments:
Hilarious Kangaroo
This book is essential and helpful if you do not have experience in a specific region of the park.

Just be forewarned, the scale in Alaska is different. The descriptions in this book are, on occasion, profoundly understated. Similarly, some of the described estimated route times are unrealistically short, and we happen to be, "hearty", as they say in McCarthy.

Some crossings should not be done. Some obstacles cannot be avoided and you better not even vaguely overestimate your capabilities.

That said, my wife and I have had unbelievable amounts of fun for up to two weeks at a time in the park. Your life will be different and better if you are lucky enough to wander here.

Lastly, The GPS coordinates of some points listed are incorrect. Looks like probably typing errors? As usual, it's always best to just plot your own and use the map & compass.

Beabandis
I used this guidebook to plan out a 2 week backpacking trip in Wrangell St. Elias. Overall it's one of the best backpacking guidebooks I've ever read. The trip descriptions are almost a perfect blend of critical route details mixed with terrific descriptions of what you get to see and experience on each hike. When I first started researching backpacking trips in the largest park in the US I was overwhelmed. This book gave me all the info I needed to narrow down my options and choose two great one week hikes.

My only criticism is that some of the difficulty ratings seem to be uneven. I hiked from Bremner Mine to Tebay Lakes which was an extremely difficult backpacking trek. The book warned of this in the overall description of the route. However sometimes the detailed description would describe a day of moderate traversing that for me ended up being anything but moderate.. Often those traverses turned into steep side hilling on slippery vegetation, navigating cliff bands, and bushwhacking through dense vegetation. I have a lot of experience backpacking in rough terrain, but that hike pushed me to my limits. On the morning of my last day of hiking I ran into another group going the opposite direction. They had taken 3 days to get to that point. I made the distance in one grueling day, but I could understand how the other group could have taken 3 days. Needless to say they were forced to turn around and retreat back to Tebay Lakes since there was no way they could cover the rest of the trip in the 4 days they had left.

My second hike was the Pyramid Peak Traverse. This was rated in the same overall difficulty level as the Bremner hike just a day or two shorter. However I had no problem with that trip. I gave myself the recommended five days and spent the first two doing 4-5 hours of hiking over comparatively moderate terrain (for Alaska's standards). The weather got bad on my 3rd day and I wanted to take in the views from the final pass so I ended up spending two full days camped out below the pass. I then covered the rest of the trip in one more day of hiking. In all it was a moderate 3 days of hiking. Nothing like the rigor of the Bremner hike.

So just realize this is a guide. If you're backpacking in Alaska you have to be prepared and you cannot overestimate your abilities. This book will give you the essential info needed to navigate these routes, but it isn't an instruction manual. You'll have to rely on your own skills and be willing to improvise if you want to complete the more difficult routes described here.

With all that said I can't wait to go back to Wrangell St. Elias and you can be sure I'll have this book safely tucked into my backpack when I do.

Oparae
Great guide book on a beautiful area that I would highly recommend. I have done many of the hikes in the book. It give you a very accurate idea of what to expect out of a hike. These are not easy hikes due to the terrain so don't be mistaken when it says it is "moderate"; on the spectrum of hikes it may be moderate but that doesn't mean everyone can do it. Don't solely rely on it for maps and exact details but it wasn't meant for that.

Justie
Fabulous book for those wanting to hike in the area. As we are from Australia the introduction section was very useful. Only gripe was the maps are a little hard to read. You'd still need to get topographic maps to supplement navigation.

Envias
Fast service...Great book..

DABY
I bought this on my son's recommendation so that I could educate myself on the trip he was going on. It explained well the history, topography and difficulty of the experience my son was about to undergo.

Love Me
Great hiking guide with useful general alaska backcountry information, for example how to cross rivers and glaciers, bears etc.

I only wish that it also had fishing information for the hikes covered.

There a limited books on Wrangell-St Elias and this book is a good resource for planning a trip.

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