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There are quite a few MTB trails on the Forest. We are seeing more and more winter bikers cruising on their fat tires over the compacted snow, the main biking season in Alaska, like elsewhere remains the summer and fall. Johnson Pass and Resurrection Pass both offer great biking trails.
Alaska is vast, still mostly roadless and wild, and stunningly beautiful. The Kenai Peninsula has the largest number, greatest concentration, and most diverse range of hiking environments in the state. The Kenai, as it is known locally, is itself huge, containing an ice field larger than the state of Rhode Island. The Kenai offers coastal, forest, subalpine, tundra, and even glacial hiking opportunities.
Look for adventure in Seldovia! Seldovia remains one of the last unspoiled areas in the world where there are no traffic signs, no road rage, no big box stores, and a quiet, laid-back atmosphere that is conducive to a relaxed vacation. Seldovia has a broad variety of activities for you to discover the true Alaskan wilderness, and it has all the conveniences of home!
Linda and I spent the first and last of our Alaska trip exploring the Kenai Peninsula, aptly named "Alaska's Playground." Among the places we visited were the Chugach National Forest, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park, Whittier, Seward and Kenai. Each could be the subject of a column, but I will do my best to tempt you with some highlights.
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