Ascending Path Blog

Ascending Path is an Alaskan climbing and eco-tourism guide service operating since 1995 world-wide and since 2002 in Alaska. We are AMGA accredited, providing technical climbing instruction and guiding and naturalist guiding in the beautiful mountains of South Central Alaska.
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Snowshow Hike 01/02/2010

I snowshoed with a really nice couple and their 13y/o daughter today from New Mexico. We went to the Glen Alps area and hiked the Williwaw drainage. We saw many tracks of: snowshoe hare, ptarmigan, fox and the best LYNX tracks!!!! I have never seen Lynx tracks in the snow and they were unmistakable (larger than fox and dog but just smaller than black bear and super furry!!!) The tracks led right to a year-round creek that I tend to snowshoe around for that very purpose; to look for animals and their tracks. We didn't get to see the fury elusive Alaskan wildcat but I just pictured it in my mind stalking its way through the snow to a very cold drink of fresh spring water in the winter darkness of Alaska.