Outside in the Interior

An Adventure Guide for Central Alaska, Second Edition

Kyle Joly

Outside in the Interior

Kyle Joly

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

328 pages | 100 color plates, 70 maps | 5 1/2 x 8 | © 2007
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781602232808 Published April 2016
With its breathtaking vistas and countless acres of unmarked wilderness, Alaska has long attracted those who are looking for a bit of adventure in their vacations—from visitors who want to climb rugged peaks to those content to push a stroller down a paved trail. Filled with maps and photos, Outside in the Interior is the perfect guidebook for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of ability. It presents detailed information about trails throughout Interior Alaska, including round-trip distance, estimated hiking duration and difficulty, elevation, seasonal variations, and tips on what wildlife and other sights hikers are likely to observe along the way. Features on trail etiquette, safety, and the environment round out the volume, making this fully up-to-date new edition of Outside in the Interior an invaluable companion to any trip to America’s largest state.
Contents
Author’s Note
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Fairbanks Region
1. Creamer’s Field
2. UAF, SKarland, and Pearl Creek Trails
3. Goldstream Valley Trails
4. Birch Hill
5. Ester Dome
6. Murphy Dome
7. Lower Chena River
8. Middle Tanana River
9. Tanana Lakes
10. Chena Lake
11. Chena and Piledriver Sloughts
12. Isberg
13. Mount Healy via Bison Gulch
14. Nenana River
15. Kesugi Ridge

Chena River State Recreation Area Region
16. Upper Chena River
17. Compeau and Colorado Creek Trails
18. Twin Bears Trails
19. Stiles Creek Trails
20. Mastadon and Nugget Creek Trails
21. Granite Trails
22. Angel Rocks and Angel Rocks to Chena Hot Springs Trails
23. Chena Dome Trail
24. Angel Creek Trails
25. Trails of Chena Hot Spring Resort
26. Far Mountain Trail and Traverse

Steese-White Mountains Region
27. Chatanika River
28. Table Top Mountain Trail
29. Beaver Creek
30. Quartz Creek Trail
31. Mount Prindle
32. McManus Mountain
33. Birch Creek
34. Pinnell Mountain Trail
35. Mastodon Dome
36. White Mountains
37. Wickersham Dome and Summit Trail
38. Grapefruit Rocks
39. Tolovana Hot Springs Trail

Delta Junction Region
40. Highway Lakes—Harding, Birch, and Quartz
41. Clearwater and Tanana Rivers
42. Donnelly Dome
43. Coal Mine Road
44. Castner Glacier
45. Rainbow Ridge
46. Fielding Lake
47. Delta River
48. Gulkana River

Fortymile Region
49. Eagle Trail
50. Tok and Little Tok Rivers
51. Upper Tanana River
52. Mount Fairplay
53. Fortymile River
54. Yukon River

Arctic Region
55. Finger Mountain
56. Marion Creek Falls
57. Sukakpak Mountain
58. Chandalar—Atigun Traverse
59. Atigun River Gorge and Sagavanirktok River

Appendix A: Expert Interior Favorites to Discover on Your Own
Appendix B: References, Contact Information, and Suggested Reading
Appendix C: Trip Locator Table
Index
Review Quotes
Alaska Daily News
"Since the first edition was published in 2007, Outside in the Interior has been the go-to book for nonmotorized recreation enthusiasts north of the Alaska Range. The book included everything from short day hikes and paddles around Fairbanks to multiday routes in the deep wilderness of Interior Alaska and the Arctic, as well as ski and mountain bike trails. It was an immediate hit with both newcomers and longtime residents of the region."
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