1835: Wild Alaska Sampler, Moderate day hiking and touring

Date and Time

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Monday, June 25, 2018


Other U.S.,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


This spectacular journey is for the day hiker who prefers the comforts of 3 star accommodations. We will visit some of the high points of Alaska, with only a day pack on your back! Our hikes will be in the moderate range, up to 6 miles in length, leading us through forests and meadows to grand views of the state's impressive peaks. The trip starts in Anchorage and its nearby state park, which features the Chugach Mountains. We will hike in Denali National Park and take a cruise out of Seward Port to see the glaciers and teaming marine wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park. We will stop in Talkeetna, a tiny, funky hamlet straight out of your mental picture of life in small-town Alaska, 115 miles north of Anchorage. Talkeetna is the staging area for over 1,000 climbers who attempt to climb Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) each year. We have left room in our schedule for optional activities including flightseeing tours of Denali with glacier landings, jet boat rides to see class V rapids, museums, a visit to a dog-sled camp, a wildlife viewing excursion, or just lay back and enjoy the surrounding beauty of our largest state: all available during free time or on a rainy day. You see why we call it a Wild Alaska Sampler! Contact the leaders for a detailed prospectus and application/registration package:

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $2,900 member / $2,900 non-member
*Trip price includes lodging, meals, Kenai Fiords National Park Cruise, rental vehicles, and emergency evacuation insurance. Price does not include airfare, tips, personal items or travel insurance.

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1835 Prospectus





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Adults (18+)


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Janis has been an AMC-AT leader/co-leader since 2008 and a world traveler and outdoor enthusiast throughout her adult life. She has led and co-led hiking and biking trips to Sicily, Spain, France, Italy, Finland, Norway, South America (Machu Picchu and Easter Island) and New Zealand. Janis teaches group exercise classes and works as a volunteer with pain and distressed patients at a local hospital as a student of Healing Touch therapy. Janis loves music, photography and baseball.


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Samir has been a member of the AMC since 1992. He is a leader with the Boston Chapter of Hiking/Backpacking Committee. He has led multi-day trips and day hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He has traveled to many parts of the world with the Adventure Travel trips, including New Zealand, the Dolomites in Italy, Patagonia, Japan, Mexico, and many national parks in the U.S. and abroad.