Alaska Division of Parks Hosts Guided First Day Hikes

    Juneau, AK (AP) - Alaska's Division of Parks is joining other states in hosting five guided outings as part of the First Day Hikes Initiative on January 1st.

    Three events are planned for southeast Alaska.

    A 1.5- to 3-mile loop will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Mosquito Cove Trail in Old Sitka State Historical Park.

    In Ketchikan, a half-mile hike is planned at 9:30 a.m. in the Refuge Cove State Recreation Site.

    In Juneau, a 3-mile hike is planned at 10:30 a.m. on Airport Dike Trail in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.

    There will also be two interior Alaska hikes, a 1-mile hike, ski or snowshoe event is planned for noon at the Quartz Lake State Recreation Area north of Delta Junction and a 3-mile trip is planned for noon at Homer's Eveline State Recreation Site.



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