What to bring on your hike

(and what not to)

WHAT GO HIKE ALASKA PROVIDES

We have daypacks, water, food, trekking poles, sunscreen and mosquito repellent if you need them.  For winter tours, we will provide microspikes or snowshoes (if applicable), as well as hot drinks.  Please tell us if you have a need for equipment during your checkout.

We proudly serve local Alaskan products from Kat's Epic Trail Bites and Alaska Sausage and Seafood!

For the following tours, your food will consist of:
 

Summer Tours:

Flora & Fauna Nature Walk:  Kat's Epic Trail Bites

Summer Valley & Forest Hike: Kat's Epic Trail Bites and your choice between a piece of smoked salmon or a cheese stick.

Alpine Classic Trek: Kat's Epic Trail Bites and your choice between a piece of smoked salmon or a cheese stick.

Full Day Hiking Adventure:  Kat's Epic Trail Bites, an apple, and your choice between a piece of smoked salmon or a cheese stick.

 

Winter Tours:

Winter Waterfall Fun:  Kat's Epic Trail Bites

Beginner's Snowshoeing Adventure:  Kat's Epic Trail Bites

Winter Valley & Forest Hike: Kat's Epic Trail Bites and your choice between a piece of smoked salmon or a cheese stick.

Advanced Snowshoeing Adventure: Kat's Epic Trail Bites and your choice between a piece of smoked salmon or a cheese stick.

 

If you have any food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate you. 

 

All other items are the responsibility of the guest.  If you need any suggestions on items to bring give us a call or email.

Don't forget your camera and a pair of sunglasses if it's sunny!

 

FOOTWEAR

Being prepared is a must while hiking, and one of the most important things for you to bring is proper footwear.  We would prefer if you wear trail runners or hiking shoes/boots with good ankle support, but at minimum please bring running shoes or "sneakers".  Please keep in mind it rains A LOT in Alaska; muddy trails are always a possibility when hiking in Alaska.

 

CLOTHING

The main thing you need to know is to NEVER wear cotton.  Cotton holds water and keeps you cold and wet.  We recommend merino wool or synthetic materials such as spandex or polyester.  These materials wick moisture and keep you warm when you are wet.  Layers that can be added or removed is a must when hiking in Alaska and really just about anywhere  We have a few spare garments for rain, but recommend that you bring a rain jacket and pants if possible. Shorts or long pants are up to you, just keep in mind that locals jokingly refer to the mosquito as our state bird!  Pants will go a long way in staving off bites, as well as protecting you from harmful vegetation overgrowth.  We also have some warm layers available for winter activities.

FIREARMS

Go Hike Alaska has a no firearms policy, regardless of any legal licensing that allows the carrier to do so.  This includes in the vehicle while transporting you to and from the activity.  We understand you may feel the need to use a firearm to protect yourself from a bear mauling, however we believe few people are trained to handle the discharge of a weapon properly and effectively under such stressful conditions.  This policy is for everyone’s safety, including yours.  Guides are trained in the use of bear spray and other non-lethal deterrence methods.

 

PETS

We have a strict no pet policy.  Service animals are welcome, however be aware that the trail you booked might be too hard for him/her.  If you are unsure you can always give us a call and we would be happy to help.

 

DRONES

Drone usage is prohibited under the Chugach State Park regulations.

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