Review in 3 sentences: Three great trails branch off of the main Hiland trail into different side trips. Hanging Valley, Symphony Tarns, and Flute Glacier all offer some great hiking. Hiland Valley isn’t just a trail but rather an epic network of great hikes. SAFETY-A note and disclaimer about safety:Continue Reading

Review in 3 sentences: Take a short hike through bamboo forest deep in the heart of northern Taiwan’s mountains. Listen to the river far below before dropping down to an unabridged crossing. Culminate the hike by dipping your toes in natural Taigang Hot Springs. SAFETY-A note and disclaimer about safety:Continue Reading

Review in 3 sentences: Ship Pass might just be the most amazing trail close to Anchorage that few seem to know exists. Check out a couple of mountain lakes or push upwards for panoramic scenes of wonder. Excellent half day hike at the edge of Anchorage yet thoroughly in theContinue Reading

Review in 3 sentences: This Hiland trail provides a fairly level and mostly treeless trek. Mountain views on all sides with especially rocky wonders at the back of the valley. Good clear destination to two very different lakes that act as gateways to two great backcountry valleys and extended options. Continue Reading

Review in 3 sentences: Two adjacent trails provide high mountain views, an attractive array of mixed forests, and a waterfall. As weather shifts in early afternoon, cloud seas usually fill in valleys below and float up over ridges all around. Jhenshan & Guanwu Waterfall represent a permit-free cross-section of theContinue Reading

Review in 3 sentences: Check out a glacier from toe to source. Along the way, keep an eye out for various critters and wildflowers. Get awesome “destination” views even if you don’t make it to Harding Icefield vistas at the end of the trail.  SAFETY-A note and disclaimer about safety:Continue Reading

Review in 3 sentences: Crow Pass Trail provides a good half day hike loaded with a variety of scenery and attractions. Upgrade to a tremendous full day with lots of great side options. Probably my favorite hike in the Anchorage area or anywhere else for that matter.  SAFETY-A note andContinue Reading