Superstition Wilderness

Day 2 – Sheep Camp to Happy Camp 7.5 miles

After a rain soaked night we woke up at 5am, made breakfast and were on trail at 7:11am. The trail started steeply uphill through a narrow path with lots of blueberries. Perfect bear habitat! It was slow going as Ellen did not have much energy. The fog and clouds were filling in below and seemed… Continue reading Day 2 – Sheep Camp to Happy Camp 7.5 miles

Day 1 – Dyea Trailhead to Sheep Camp, 13 miles

A long day of hiking through some amazingly lush forest. After last minute errands and breakfast, our hotel provided a shuttle to the trail for a 9 am start. Of course the obligatory trailhead sign picture had to be taken first. The trail immediately started straight uphill and then straight downhill. After this initial lung… Continue reading Day 1 – Dyea Trailhead to Sheep Camp, 13 miles

Day 2 – Exploring Haines, AK

After a lazy morning watching the sun rise and Bald Eagles from our bed, we took a short drive to Chilkoot State Park and did a 2 mile hike. The hike took us through what initially looked like a creepy forest, straight out of Lord of the Rings. Climate in southeast Alaska is considered a… Continue reading Day 2 – Exploring Haines, AK