June 6: Aspen Trail Hike
10AM Aspen trail hike and boreal forest tree ID. 2 miles roundtrip.
Co-op road, Glennallen.
June 20: Liberty Falls
10AM Liberty Falls trail hike. 2 miles roundtrip.
Mile 23.5 Edgerton Highway.
June 25: Tolsona Mud Volcanoes
10AM and 2PM 2 miles roundtrip, ueven ground. Wear old clothes and mud boots!
Tolsona Wilderness Campground, Mile 173 Glenn Highway.
July 2: Tonsina River Trail
10AM Easy hike, flowers and views of the bluff.
Mile 12.3 Edgerton Highway.
July 25: Copper Center School Trail
10am Copper Center School trail hike and art project. Come celebrate creativity outoors!
August 15: Willow Mountain
9AM Steep 5 mile roundtrip with amazing views! Ages 10+
Willow Lake Pullout, Mile 89 Richardson Highway.
WISE works with the US Bureau of Land Management Glennallen Field Office to lead a series of youth-centered hikes each summer in the Copper River Basin. Boreal forest, mountains, rivers, kettle lakes, mud volcanoes, and waterfalls provide the backdrop for engaging activities and lessons on Leave No Trace principles and environmental science.
These activities are geared towards youth, but all ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call the WISE office at 822-3575 at least a day in advance to sign up for hikes, so we can plan a safe experience for all. Limited transportation is available, please request a ride when you call and we will work out the details.
For day hikes, all participants should be prepared with a day pack, sturdy hiking shoes, raincoat, warm layers, lunch/snacks, water bottle, and any medications or first aid needs. You may also want a camera, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellant. For camps, participants will be sent a “what-to-bring list,” and there will be loaner gear available.