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Round Top and Black Tail Rocks Professional Review and Guide
"A panoramic view from Mount Redoubt volcano to Denali (Mount McKinley) rewards the hiker who makes the steep climb to Round Top’s summit. All around are the Chugach Mountains, including Bold Peak in the Eklutna area, the high Chugach behind it, and Eagle and Polar Bear Peaks in the Eagle River area. This day trip takes the urban dweller into an alpine wonderland. Two approaches are possible: via Meadow Creek and via the Ptarmigan Valley Trail. Meadow Creek offers the most elevation gain by car but crosses private land; call Chugach State Park for current access information The Ptarmigan Valley Trail is longer, gains more elevation on foot, and offers pleasant forest at its lower end."
--Helen D. Nienhueser & John Wolfe Jr., 55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska (The Mountaineers Books).
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