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Resurrection Pass Trail, Kenai, Alaska

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The 38-mile Resurrection Pass Trail through the Kenai Mountains is by far the most popular multi-day backcountry route in Southcentral Alaska. Ideal for backpackers and mountain bikers—and a great destination for skiers and snowshoers during snow season—the trail links historic gold mining areas near Hope with a trailhead near Cooper Landing close to the Kenai River.

It is a true classic, drawing hundreds of visitors over the entire year. Many Alaskans return annually—often taking at least five days to traverse the route. …

You have two options for accommodations on multi-day trips: rent cabins or carry a tent.  …

If you want to hike from one end to the other, you need to set up a shuttle or book a trip on a local trail taxi. …

The Kenai Mountains feature prime brown bear habitat, and the forests abound with black bears. So take all the usual precautions—including storing food in bear lockers or portable vaults, keeping a clean camp and carrying bear spray for deterrence. Make noise and pay attention. Hikers regularly report encounters with or catch sight of both species. Having said that, the trail gets regular human traffic and does not have a reputation for unusual bear problems.

Mid-June through early September is the window.

Kraig Adams expanded on the standard route. And put together a video which reveals the massive landscape very well.

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(via Adventure Blog)

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Mt Robson – Berg Lake & Snowbird Pass

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Our friends at travel2walk post some of the best trip report online.

August 2019 they hiked the classic at Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Colombia – Berg Lake & Snowbird Pass.

Mount Robson is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies 12972 ft (3954 m).

One highlight is Emperor Falls.

This part of the Canadian Rockies is wild and challenging. Yet the excellent Park infrastructure make it accessible to all.

trip report: Mount Robson Provincial Park – Berg Lake & Snowbird Pass, August 2019

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hiking Hampta Pass, India

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Best months June, July, August, September.

A BIG plus for me is the short 19 km drive (45 mins) to get to the trailhead from Manali.

Hamta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m (14039 ft) on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. …

Beyond Hamta Pass, trekkers can choose to extend their trek towards the beautiful Chandrataal lake. …

The nearest hub is Manali, in Himachal Pradesh.

Details.

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K2 Base Camp and the Gondogoro Pass

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I was planning on making this trek August 2020 …

… not much chance it’s going to happen this year. #COVID-19

Atlas & Boots was there in 2019:

My 14-day K2 base camp trek in Karakoram mountains of #Pakistan, followed by a crossing of the technical Gondogoro La Pass.

At 8,611m (28,251ft), #K2 is the second highest mountain in the world.

The K2 base camp trek route is via Concordia, the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers at around 4,700m (15,419ft).

It is one of the few places in the world where you can see four 8,000m peaks: K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II.

Read the trip report.

K2 as seen from Concordia

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