Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures
by Mollie Foster (Falcon Guides)
© 2017 Mollie Foster/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Let it be known that legendary male backcountry of the 2012 alaska trip finished the Pinnel trail during the 24th hour.
This is the land that made my wife fall in love with Alaska. Some spectacular views and wonderful silence. Went for a day hike from the 12 Mile Summit end during mid May. The plank path was still present and a number had been recently replaced. A moderate amount of snow still present but a lot of water due to the melt. Well worth the drive and effort. Saw a Blue Fox, porcupine, and of course moose on the trip up. Going back next year and I live in Alabama.
May I recommend _not_ doing this trail in May while there's still snow on the ground ;). Although we had no problems with mosquitoes, and didn't see another person all three days (the last people through were on snow shoes in Feb.) we ended up hiking through patches of thigh-deep snow (crash, boom through the crust). The scenary is spectacular, though, and we saw a fox and multiple ptarmagin. The wind can be really nasty (I actually got blown over) but the camp sites are (relatively) out of the wind. We successfully hitched a ride back, but it took 2 hours and multiple people passed us by.
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