Hiking the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska (#2454)

Date and Time

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - Sunday, July 21, 2024


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Enjoy a week of day hiking in South Central Alaska with approximately 18 hours of daylight. This region offers the greatest natural diversity in the state, including coastal, interior and transitional forests, fjords, tidewater glaciers, great rivers and impressive mountain ranges. The trip starts and ends in Anchorage. Hikes on the nearby Kenai Peninsula and Chugach State Park will reward participants with stunning views of rocky, snow-capped peaks, glaciers and ocean inlets, and possible sightings of bears, moose and bald eagles. Trails will take hikers through cottonwood, spruce and alder forests, beautiful alpine meadows and waterfalls. A day off from hiking for a boat tour of Resurrection Bay will provide a coastal perspective, where participants may see calving glaciers, seabirds and marine mammals, including whales and sea lions. Travel times and distances to trailheads will be kept manageable by staying in three different accommodations in small towns on the peninsula-a hostel in Girdwood, cabins in Hope and a hotel in Seward. On the last night of our trip, we will stay at a motel near Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Hikers will make their own breakfasts (except in Seward) and lunches. Dinners will be enjoyed in local restaurants. At the end of the trip, participants may fly home or extend their time in Alaska to explore other places such as Anchorage, Denali National Park, Juneau and the Inside Passage.

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Adult: $2,495 member / $2,595 non-member

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George is a Connecticut Chapter Hike Leader. He has co-led 3 AMC Adventure Travel trips to Big Bend National Park (2012); Saguaro National Park / Tucson Mountains (2014); and National Parks of Southeast Utah (2016). Over the past 10 years, he led or co-led hut hikes in the White Mountains and Adirondacks, and led day hikes on all sections of the AT in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He has climbed 35 4000'+ peaks in the White Mountains and 30 4000'+ peaks in the Adirondacks.


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Bill joined the AMC in 1995 with a goal of summiting the 48 New Hampshire 4,000 footers, which he achieved in 2009. He has also climbed all of New England's 100 highest peaks. Bill became a hike leader for the Connecticut Chapter in 2005 and has led over 125 day hikes, as well as lead or co-lead over 10 weekend trips to New Hampshire's White Mountains.