Susitna River, AK Camping

Susitna River

The Susitna River heads at Susitna Glacier, in Alaska Range, flows southwest to Cook Inlet, 24 miles (39 km) west of Anchorage, Alaska Cook Inlet Low.[1]

From the river you can see Mt. McKinley. The Denali Highway crosses the upper Susitna river in the far north.

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Slide Mountain, Alaska

Slide Mountain is north of Palmer, AK. This is the region of Alaska where mountains start to level out and becomes elevated plains. This is where most Caribou live and many Moose are harvested.

It’s a beautiful place, windy, and cold. Lots of room for activity and sights as far as you can see.

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Quit Moosing Around

Well, the hunt is done. The season is over. I have a moose in the freezer. We couldn’t be more happy with this year’s hunting.

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I shot the Moose at 11am with my 308Win rifle. We didn’t get home until the following day at 4am. The moose was huge!

 

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Now we can have those awesome Moose burgers and hot dogs!

 

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Riding a frozen Eagle River, Alaska

During the cold months of winter rivers will freeze over. Eagle River is a glacier river originating from Eagle River Glacier.

 

Riding on a frozen river does have its risks, however, it is a rewarding experience. A rider must always be prepared for the worst.

 

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Moose Scout Trip – Palmer Alaska near the Knik River

Alaska is live no other!

The Knik River Public Use Area (PUA) is home to a wide variety of different habitat types including glaciers, ice fields, braided river channels and exposed shorelands, high elevation mountains, alpine and sub-alpine tundra, boreal forests, creeks and floodplains, and a sprawling lakes and wetlands complex. Each of these habit types help to influence the areas rich and diverse fish and wildlife populations.

The Knik River Public Use Area (PUA) has an extensive system of trails, most of which are multiple-use. Nearly every trail in the PUA was created over the course of time as a result of unplanned social use. Some trails were created to access hunting and trapping areas, other trails were created for the purpose of recreation, and still others were developed for the purpose of resource extraction. The most well known trail leaves the trailhead and travels 25 miles up towards the Knik Glacier. The trail is more of a route than a designated pathway.

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