Saturday, January 23, 2016

Palmer High School Cross Country Trail

Right behind Palmer High School on the same little road as the Football field, there is a great wide kid friendly cross-country trail.

You park right before the sign that says,  Michael Janecek Trails Running Trail

Palmer High School  1170 E Palmer Moose Dr, Palmer, AK 99645 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Intake Trail- McRoberts Creek

One of my favorite trails to exercise.  This is a special trail because it is accessible and close to Palmer.  It is a great workout up to the River.

If you go up the actual Mat Peak Trail (verge left a little ways right before the steep hill) you can get a fun wooded trail hike and then at the overlook to see Pioneer Peak and the Butte you head down on a little connector trail

Start at the Mat Peak trailhead just at the end of Smith Rd. Follow the trail to the creek.

Name:Intake trails
Date:Feb 11, 2015 7:54 am
(valid until Apr 14, 2016)
View on Map
Distance:2.69 miles
Elapsed Time:40:59.8
Avg Speed:3.9 mph
Max Speed:12.1 mph
Avg Pace:15' 15" per mile
Min Altitude:403 ft
Max Altitude:1,301 ft
Start Time:2015-02-11T16:54:51Z
Start Location:
Latitude:61º 35' 58" N
Longitude:149º 00' 02" W
End Location:
Latitude:61º 35' 58" N
Longitude:149º 00' 00" W

But, it is also my favorite way to go to Matanuska Peak. At the river, you head to the trail that follows the river.  It is more straight up because there is limited switchbacks.  The river is noisy and it can get overgrown easily.

Lion's Head

One of our favorite hikes we 

At Mile 103 of the Glenn Highway, just before Caribou Creek, turn right sharply onto a small gravel road. The obvious landmark is AT&T’s communication tower. Park to the side of the road by a gate that will have AT&T’s telephone number. Call the number (they always answer) and request permission to cross their property, telling them approximately how long you plan to be there and how many are in your party. 

Proceed up the gravel road and take the right fork that leads you directly toward Lion’s Head. A pile of rocks will mark the beginning of the 1-1/2 mile trail that gains about 1,000 feet to the summit, which is at about 3,100 feet.