Eric Hedstrand

  • Backpack to Stairway Icefall at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    We began our trek at the Kennecott Mines, which is a short van ride from the town of McCarthy, which is (semi) road accessible.  I say semi because to get there you must drive 60 miles on a dirt road and park nearby the town, which is not road acc...

    14.4 miles 2305 ft gain

  • Hike to Rabbit Lake and the Suicide Peaks

    The best part about this trail other than the stunning views is it's easy access from Anchorage; it is about a 20 minute drive from the center of town.  You can access the trailhead by taking DeArmoun Road past Hillside Drive, when it soon turns i...

    10 miles

  • Hike to the Bonanza Mine in the Wrangell St-Elias National Park

    This 9 mile strenuous hike will reward the intrepid hiker with a serene setting and in-tact mining ruins for any and all to explore at will. Literally at will as there will be no park personnel telling you where you can and cannot go - it is reall...

    9 miles 3800 ft gain

  • Hike the Root Glacier to the Donoho Lakes

    Traversing the glacier can be a whole day experience in and of itself. Make sure to set aside enough time to explore. I'd plan on at least 3-4 hours total travel time round trip on the glacier alone. The Donoho Lakes are a series of lakes that exi...

    5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Bike Some Dope Singletrack at Kincaid Park

    Miles and miles of trails to explore.  Most can be looped together to form a sweet ass route that will satisfy the most death defying rider.  Lots of features and tricks possible off logs etc.  My favorite trails to shred are (in order): Toilet Bo...