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Flattop Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"Flattop is climbed more often than any mountain in Alaska, and that is a mixed blessing. It boasts a high trailhead with plenty of space for parking, a short and well-maintained trail, and gorgeous summit vistas from Cook Inlet to Denali. And yet Flattop is somehow… un-Alaskan! Alaska is famous for its beautiful wilderness, not for its crowds. Flattop has an abundance of both, bringing to mind Yogi Berra’s oft-quoted lament about a favorite restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” Still, Flattop is an undeniably beautiful hike and the flagship of Chugach State Park’s “accessible wilderness.” It’s almost a tradition: sometime during the summer, enjoy a sunny evening with your friends and family atop Flattop Mountain. Just don’t expect to be the only ones."
--Shane Shepherd & Owen Wozniak, 50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park (The Mountaineers Books).
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