Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Albert Loop Trail

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.



17 comments :

  1. You have definitely been to some amazing places!

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    1. America is beautiful, I have been lucky to see some great parts of it!

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  2. Everything looks gorgeous! Some friends are planning a hockey road trip to Alaska next year, but in February. I'm not sure I'm that brave.

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    1. February would be a tough and cold month to visit. But then if the Northern Lights are out, it might definitely be worth it! I want to visit once in the winter just for that!

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  3. Wow, the scenery looks so beautiful! And great tip about the mosquito repellant, I can definitely see that ruining a hiking trip.

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    1. Thanks! Ya, I have found I bring mosquito repellant with me just about every time I hike now, no matter what, it's needed more often than not:)

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  4. I think Alaska is just beautiful & would love to see it one day with my own eyes

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    1. When you and your hubby retire, you should definitely plan a trip. You've said before you love mountains, and this would be country right up your alley!!!

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  5. That's gorgeous! I love Alaska, but that would be a fun amazing hike to do if I go back, Lord willing. I'm definitely a mountains gal.

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  6. My dad is a big hiker and travels around the country hiking. I bet he would LOVE this!

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    1. oooo I am jealous of your dad, that is awesome!

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  7. Looks like a beautiful area of the country! Large mosquitoes though scare me more than the potential bear sightings :)

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    1. LOL those mosquito's were HUGE like mini humming birds, LOL

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  8. Looks like a beautiful hike!! I have heard lots of things of how bad the mosquitoes are in Alaska, hope you weren't bit too much when you visited.

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    1. No, actually I think I only got bit once and it was not while out hiking. It was down in the earthquake park they have in Anchorage, they were horrible there:)

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  9. Just stunning, isn't Nature just grand. This is why we need to look after it.
    Another place to add to my list of places to visit.

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