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Getting Ready for a Solo Hike

There are so many beautiful places to see in the United States and around the world. Many individuals love the idea of spending days in the forest or in the mountains camping and hiking. Many like the idea of doing this alone. It allows them to experience a true sense of peace and tranquility. It […]

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The Advantages of Scouting & Tracking Prior to Hunting

Successful hunters know that the more preparation and studying that go into hunting, the better and easier hunting will be for that season. Scouting and tracking are some of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming season, which is why hunting outfitters are some of the best and most prepared hunters out there. If […]

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Watch That Edge – Safe toproping skills

We all know that lead-climbing can be dangerous. But when you’re toproping and walking around on a nice flat cliff top, it’s easy to forget the hazards and scramble around unroped. I have known two guides and one recreationalist who slipped over the edge this way — only one lived. Toproping should not be risky. […]

Sports in the Great Outdoors

The true sports enthusiast loves any sport that involves the great outdoors. There is something about being out in nature that is just good for the soul. Whether you love hiking in the mountains, surrounded by trees, or spending a day on a beautifully manicured golf course, you can find all your outdoor athletic apparel […]

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Naha River National Recreation Trail

Fishing and Hiking on Revillagigedo Island Originating at Orton Lake in the interior of Revillagigedo Island, the Naha River flows through a chain of small lakes — finally reaching its full size at the outlet of Heckman Lake. This popular river system can be reached from downtown Ketchikan by float plane (15 minutes), car and […]

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Hiking – Ketchikan Trails

701 Shelokum Lake Trail 2.2 miles from Bailey Bay to Lake Shelokum Shelter. Access to Bailey Bay Hot Springs-one of the most scenic areas you will ever experience! The trail is challenging. A landslide has buried the trail in one place. Expect to scramble over rocks on a steep sidehill in this area. Mooring buoy […]

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Prince of Wales Island Trails

Thorne Bay Ranger District (north) Craig Ranger District (south) Craig Ranger District 717 Kegan Lake Trail 12 mile from saltwater at head of Kegan Cove in Moira Sound to Kegan Lake. Easy hike along Kegan Creek. Featured in fishing magazines the Kegan Lake area is internationally acclaimed for steelhead, sockeye. and coho runs. The lake […]

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Craig Ranger District

717 Kegan Lake Trail 12 mile from saltwater at head of Kegan Cove in Moira Sound to Kegan Lake. Easy hike along Kegan Creek. Featured in fishing magazines the Kegan Lake area is internationally acclaimed for steelhead, sockeye. and coho runs. The lake has a native rainbow population and excellent fishing.

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Thorne Bay Ranger District

716 Karta River Trail Moderate 4.8 mile hike from mouth of Karta River at Karta Bay to Salmon Lake Cabin. Access is provided to Karta River, Karta Lake, and Salmon Lake cabins. This area lies within the heart of the Karta Wilderness Area. The Karta River has a tremendous run of coho, pink, chum, and […]

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Misty Fiords Trails

Hugh Smith Lake Distance (miles): 0.25 Feature: Boca De Quadra to Hugh Smith Lake USGS Topographic Map”Ketchikan”: A-3Punchbowl Lake Distance (miles): 1.0 Feature: Punchbowl Cove to Punchbowl shelter USGS Topographic Map “Ketchikan”: C-3