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Outside in the Interior

An Adventure Guide for Central Alaska

by Joly, Kyle

6 x 9, 160 pages, 55 maps, 55 color photos

Format: paper

Price: $24.95


In this new book, outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities will find essential information on more then fifty hikes, bikes, skis, strolls, and floats. From pushing a stroller down a paved trail to climbing rugged peaks and rafting rivers to skiing through a winter wonderland, the Interior has many opportunities for recreation. This book covers trails originating from the road system of Interior Alaska and notes which ones are restricted to non-motorized access. Each description includes round-trip distance, estimated duration and difficulty, highest elevation, best season to go, what land management agency is responsible for the area, a narrative about the trip, directions on how to get to the access point, and things to watch out for. Maps and photos accompany each description.

Outside in the Interior also discusses good trail etiquette, safety, and the environment of Interior Alaska. This book is an essential guide for the outdoor enthusiast, whether you are an Alaskan or just visiting.

Kyle Joly grew up on the East Coast, always looking to escape the doldrums of suburbia. He first started exploring Alaska's Interior in 1994, working for the Yukon-Charley National Park and Preserve. He strives to protect the wild, rugged lands that he loves to have as a backdrop to his adventures. Working as a wildlife biologist, he has published papers on the relationship between caribou and wildfires in the Interior and other conservation-related topcs. He studies caribou, moose, and muskox in Northwest Alaska, though he resides in Fairbanks. He always finds time for his passion of hiking and other diversions like rafting, canoeing, skiing, and biking.

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