What: Hike to Bear Mt (3140ft) and turn right on the ridge to Mt Eklutna (4009ft) Distance: 9 miles (loop), Difficulty: Strenuous, uphill all the way in deep snow.
When: Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Why: We did it last year and had wonderful time.
This is either a Kahoola or snow shoe hike, but not a good ski. We start at the Peter's Creek Trail Head and after about 100 or so feet turn left and up the mountain. At times it can get steep, and we will hike as far as we can toward to Mt Eklutna and take right side trail right before the peak back to the Peters Creek trail. The views will open up to Cook Inlet and you can see from Palmer to Anchorage. For those who are not really in for a long hike, you can hike the Bear Mt and turn around. Often when doing ridge walks, the weather can be warm at the bottom and cold and breezy at the top, so dress accordingly (in layers).
-- Ski/ trekking poles
--Ice grippers or Kahtoola
-- Wind &/or rain shell and pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & lunch and trail snacks
DOGS are welcome but can very cold and windy
There is no fee but very limited parking space at this location