Alaska Trails, Campgrounds, & Other Cool Stuff: Volume 1:  Southcentral And Northern Regions On Highway System by Valerie Anne DeLauneAlaska Trails, Campgrounds, & Other Cool Stuff: Volume 1:  Southcentral And Northern Regions On Highway System by Valerie Anne DeLaune

Alaska Trails, Campgrounds, & Other Cool Stuff: Volume 1: Southcentral And Northern Regions On…

byValerie Anne DeLaune

Paperback | August 13, 2019

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This quick-reference print book is organized by highway/road. You can find trails and public campgrounds based on where you are planning on traveling, rather than finding a trail on the internet and having to figure out where it’s located, and then trying to figure out what else might be nearby.  

In addition to trails and campgrounds, you’ll also find information on downhill and cross-country ski areas, biking trails, visitor centers/ranger stations, public use cabins, hut systems, boat launches, river float trips, rest stops, and hostels.  You’ll know where to get gas in remote locations, and where to take showers and dump RV tanks.  Symbols are used so you can get information at a glance. 

Hikers sometimes ask: “Isn’t this all on the internet?”  The answer is that much of it is, but aside from much of it being incorrect, it’s not organized/synthesized by location.  This book was written because of sketchy information “out there” on the internet and other sources.  Often the directions to the trailhead are incorrect, poor, or non-existent.  The author found and verified directions, and checked basic information such as distances, elevation gains, and routes.  Some websites claim to have people verifying their information, but one website actually maps the trail going 6.1 miles in the exact opposite direction of the actual trail!  Once a single website gets the information incorrect, it propagates – for example, multiple websites had Curry Ridge Trail and K’esugi Ridge Trail as the same trail with interchangeable names, when in fact they are two separate and unconnected trails (as of 2019).   So much information is incorrect (even from government agencies), that trails must be hiked with a GPS to verify information.

Valerie DeLaune has a degree in Forestry/Recreation/Interpretation from the University of Washington. As an Alaskan for 37 years, she catches her own fish, dances with wolves, runs away from charging moose, and wrestles with grizzly bears (OK, she doesn't really do the last one, at least not yet, but she has seen plenty of them and so...
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Title:Alaska Trails, Campgrounds, & Other Cool Stuff: Volume 1: Southcentral And Northern Regions On…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.41 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.41 inPublished:August 13, 2019Publisher:Alaskan Natural Care IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0996855351

ISBN - 13:9780996855358

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Table of Contents

Alaska-Canada Highway

Alyeska Highway

Chena Hot Springs Road

Denali Highway

Denali Park Road

Eagle River Area

Edgerton Highway - McCarthy Road

Elliott Highway

Exit Glacier Road

Glenn Highway

Hatcher Pass Roads

Hope Spur Road

Nabesna Road

Old Glenn Highway

Parks Highway

Portage Glacier Spur Road

Richardson Highway

Seward Highway

Skilak Lake Road

Steese Highway

Sterling Highway

Taylor Highway

Tok Cut-Off

Index

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