My wife and I will visit Alaska later this month and early August and, while our itinerary is pretty much set, I would appreciate a bit of advice regarding day hikes. We are in decent shape for old folks, late 60’s, and feel comfortable doing 8 to 10 miles on a given hike – maybe more if not too strenuous. We’ve recently done 10 mile hikes with 3,000 ft. elevation gains (in the Southwest US) fairly easily.
We are planning to hike the Harding Ice Field trail on Sunday, August 1. We should have all day to do the hike but wonder whether the trail may be snow covered or icy at that time.
We will travel to Denali on the second of August and have reservations on the Toklat shuttle bus for the next day. What would the best day-hike for us to do somewhere along that route. We are thinking of either Sable Mt., Igloo Mt., or Cathedral Mt. Which of those would be best or is there another that would be better?
We will have the next day in Denali also and plan to hike somewhere near the entrance area. What would be the best hike in that area?
Thanks for any help on these questions.