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Refuge Notebook: Bear Mountain Trail offers photo, berry-picking options

...Redoubt is standing tall and proud. You may spot bald eagles floating in the wind as you look down on the Kenai River and Hidden Creek deltas. You can watch from afar as ant-sized boats slowly make their way around Hinton's Knob after a long day...
On going wild

...River Flats. For spotting bears, Morton said that the Hidden Creek area on Skilak Lake Loop Road is particularly places to see sockeye running," said Morton of Hidden Creek. Ken Marlow, a local birding expert, said that the...
Summer visitors: Seeing Alaska again for the first time

Pictured in this photo are Hidden Creek and Skilak Lake on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy Bill Kent Editor?s note: This Refuge Notebook article...
Bear vs. dog: Encounters continue

...around 8:30 at night, we were about 100 yards from Hidden Creek and walking in the woods with the dog off the leash since we were...also advised others recreating in this area that ?Hidden Creek is a bad place to walk the dog.? Jeff Selinger...
Cook Inlet Aquaculture seasonal work winds down

...electric fence around a small tarp-covered enclosure that opens into the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association's weir at Hidden Creek. The two are seasonal employees. The aquaculture association had 38 including its interns to gather data from the...

...those who want to stay put while looking for animals. The area is part of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The Hidden Creek area on Skilak Lake Loop Road is particularly good for spotting bears, said John Morton, a refuge biologist. "That's...
Peninsula hiking trails offer great views

...mountain. Wildflowers dot the way. Hidden Creek Trail This trail provides easy access to Skilak Lake and Hidden Creek and views of the Kenai Mountains...head is about one mile west of the Hidden Creek campground. You will find about...
Lots to do on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge this summer

...are allowed on the Discovery Hikes if they are leashed and under control of their owners. Discovery Hike Schedule:Hidden Creek Trail - June 15 and July 20Burney's Trail (Hidden Lake Campground) - June 22 and July 27Bear Mountain Trail - June...
Hiking with kids: Make it fun

...Refuge, agreed that the Skilak trails are good ones for families. Ostrowski especially enjoys taking youth groups on Hidden Creek Trial located on Skilak Lake Road. The trail is 2.6 miles roundtrip. It goes to Skilak Lake and through the burn...
Skilak recreation area not lacking in opportunities

...Some of the hikes are easy ones, as well. Some, like Hidden Creek Trail, are relatively flat or with only a few Mike Schneider of Eagle River, who stayed at the Hidden Creek Campground recently. "I like hiking a lot. I've...


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