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!

 

GOPR0267 thumb Quit Moosing AroundHere I am packing the moose quarters out.

 

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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Seward Glacier and Camping [June2014]

With just a 10- to 15-minute drive out of Seward, you can hike up close to Exit Glacier and experience the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle. Walk the lower trail (a gentle half mile) to get a good photo in front of the glacier face.

The upper trail provides an overlook, as if you’re standing right on the glacier. You can see the changes in vegetation with the gradual melting of the glacier, and note the signs pointing out the glacier’s reach in years past.

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The Trail Lakes are two lakes on the lower Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.[1][2] The lakes are near the town of Moose Pass and adjacent to the Seward Highway. They are noted for being the home of a large salmon hatchery owned by the state of Alaska and operated by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association.[3] The fish hatched at this facility are released into streams and lakes at various points on the peninsula, and are also the source of the salmon runs at the “fishing hole” on the Homer Spit.

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