Welcome to the home of the Fairbanks Area Hiking Club! We are a group of Interior Alaska residents who enjoy visiting all the nooks and crannies of Alaska under our own power. We explore on foot, by boot, ski, and snowshoe the many beautiful areas of the state of Alaska. Our trips take us to Denali National Park, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the White Mountains, along the Chena and Tanana Rivers, and many of the places that visitors spend a lifetime dreaming about, all under the midnight sun and the aurora borealis.
Our growing Outings page is becoming both an interesting diary of our adventures and the fun times we've spent together, as well as a valuable description of what Alaska has to offer. It chronicles many wildlife sightings and encounters, long evenings under the midnight sun, struggles up and down ridges in search of potable water, visits to places threatened by those who would pave over our wilderness, and social activities to fill the long winter nights.
Whether you're an Alaskan or are planning a visit, check out the Calendar page for upcoming trips. It usually starts filling up around early spring, with a few trips every week during the late spring to early fall season. And be sure to check out the club Information page for contact information and how to join our mailing list.
We welcome anyone and everyone, as long as you are friendly and adventurous, to join us at our meetings, hikes, and other social events.
The Fairbanks Area Hiking Club's mission is to provide a network for hikers to share knowledge and foster enthusiasm for the outdoors.
10 February 2008: Nothing new to report! Check back when spring is getting close!