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Trekking About Alaska
Alaska is perhaps the wildest of the 50 United States – untamed, relatively unsettled and definitely extreme in climate – so it only makes sense that trekking around the state would be insanely popular.

Alaska is the United States' northernmost state, and also the largest state in area. Its location in the extreme north of North America means that the climate here is much different from most of the rest of the US. People choose to visit Alaska because of this very difference, and also to take in the wildlife and wilderness that still exists in this state. There is something here for everyone – if you enjoy the great outdoors, you will enjoy a trip to Alaska.

Most people think of fishing, or perhaps even dog sledding when they think of outdoor activities here, but Alaska adventure hiking is also extremely popular. Where else in the US can you hike on glaciers? This is possible in Alaska, and there are even guided hiking and camping tours that are just aimed at giving visitors a chance to go out on the glaciers. You can also opt for a less strenuous hiking experience – Alaska also has many miles of easy to walk trails, where even the inexperienced hiker can walk along and enjoy the wildlife and the breathtaking views.

You don't need to just focus on one activity when you are in Alaska – there are many other outdoor events and activities that take place here that make a perfect compliment to hiking. Fishing, especially for salmon and other cold water fish, is a popular pastime in the waters surrounding this state. You can also try your hand at canoeing or kayaking – both of these boats are used in Alaska's waters, and white water rafting is also enjoyed on the rivers here.

If you prefer to stay on land, along with Alaska adventure hiking there are also plenty of opportunities to climb. Both rock climbing and ice climbing are available for the adventurous hiker. If you would like to take a break from using those climbing and walking muscles, mountain biking is also a great choice for the many paths and trails in the state parks of Alaska. Guided tours and camping trips can help you to find the best location for all of your needs – as well as help to keep you safe.

Prefer to go on your Alaska adventure alone? There are many guidebooks and educational websites available as well to help you plan your trip – and stay safe while doing it. That way, you can enjoy Alaska adventure hiking for years to come.
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