This week for Travel Tuesday I'd like to take you on a short hiking adventure. The Albert Loop Trail, it starts at the Eagle River Nature Center. If you will be visiting Anchorage, Alaska this trail head is about a 30 minute drive, or about 26 miles.
If you're going to take this hike, you might as well start out on the Rodak Nature Trail, its about 3/4th of a mile long, but takes you out to their beaver and salmon viewing deck. As well as some educational spots along the way.
The Albert Loop Trail also starts at the Nature Center and is a 3 mile loop. Takes you out in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness, with as you can see some breathtaking views.
Make sure you are being bear smart. Although you probably won't see a bear, this is bear country and you will likely see bear scat along the trail, I say that because that was all I saw to know they were in the area.
One thing to note, this trail is often closed between August - October, because they want the bears to be able to come out and feed on the salmon without human interruption. So if you're planning a trip there, this would be a great hike in the earlier summer months. I visited in June myself.
If you're in for more of a hiking experience, there are a few other trails in the area that you can get too from this loop. You can get a map and all the information you need at the Nature Center before you head out on your hike.
IF YOU GO
* Bring your own water
* Definitely bring a camera!
* Bring a jacket just in case.
* Bring mosquito repellent. As anyone who as visited will tell you the mosquito's in Alaska are almost as big as the state:)
* Cellphones may not work as you travel into this area.