Kesugi Ridge 2013

Sept. 7, 2013

A must do hike in Alaska is Kesugi Ridge! Pick the right weather window and frequent views of Denali will be on the horizon. We got the break in the weather, packed up our gear and headed north. We left our car at Byers Lake Campground and tried our luck hitching to the start of the trail. Thanks to the two young guys in a red Subaru who stopped and gave us grey hairs a lift. The trail begins with a steep ascent to the ridge and after gaining most of the elevation, it is indeed a ridge hike. An early break found us munching on some previously frozen blueberries. They could not have been sweeter. A family of ptarmigan posed for some shots. The fall colors could not have been more spectacular