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Hiking Quigley Ridge
Yesterday, we were just practising. We missed the cut off for the guided hike sign up – 11 people got their names down before us and that is the maximum limit. So, we decided to go it alone – well – not quite alone. We found 3 other brave explorers to hike with us – Vash, Lindsay and a guy named Doug. Armed with pepper spray, a hand drawn map (?) and borrowed walking poles, we set off to climb up to Quigley Ridge.
We were surrounded on all sides with a 360 degree panorama of mountain scenery with Mount McKinley reaching into the clouds as a backdrop. I felt a deep need for silence at the top – as if we were in a church. Silence and peace is what this place is all about.
Tips for Future Travellers
The weather was kind to us on our stay, but I can imagine that you could have had 3 days of rain – or mosquitos – or both here, which would not have made for a good trip.
We were provided with mosquito nets in our room, but thankfully didn’t need them it is too cold mow.
This is not a trip for the faint hearted – it has taken some stamina to get the best out of Alaska.