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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...
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...
Around the Peninsula

...Sept. 18 open house at 6 p.m. (bring cookies); * Sept. 27 fifth and sixth grades field trip to Cooper Landing Hidden Creek Trail and Skilak Lake. They will study succession, habitat, mosaic fire and fire-fighting techniques. Redoubt...
Time flies when your living, working, playing the Alaska dream

...Fire required evacuation of Hidden Lake Campground during Memorial Day weekend; in late July and early August, the Hidden Creek dipnet fishery required refuge staff to be on duty around the clock for nearly three weeks, and the event was covered...
Share the refuge with a child; it will open up a brand new world

...journey? and the infinite adventures that a mile of trail provides. Skilak Lookout, Skyline, Bear Mountain, Hidden Creek, Kenai River are just a few of the refuge trails that by virtue of length, degree of difficulty and natural features...
Mountain trail open windows to the wilderness

...push at the end. The climb brings hikers to a rocky knob overlooking Skilak Lake and offers views of the Kenai River, Hidden Creek and Skilak River as well as the Kenai Mountains. On warm summer days the spot is so pleasant it about takes another...
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, area...


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