Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula (Fourth Edition)

Don Pitcher

Adventure awaits on the Last Frontier: make your way through Alaska's mountains, glaciers, and rivers with Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula. Inside you'll find:

* Flexible itineraries including five days in Anchorage, a weekend in Denali National Park, day cruises, and a two-week adventure covering the whole region
* Strategic advice for hikers, adventure sports lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, budget travelers, and more
* Must-see highlights and outdoor experiences: Embark on a cruise to admire stunning fjords and watch brown bears catch wild salmon out of a river. Go snowboarding at a mountain resort or hike through alpine forests. Dine on fresh king crab at the best restaurants in Anchorage or catch your own halibut on a fishing expedition. Take an intrepid "flightseeing" tour to secluded glacier landings in Denali National Park and discover the best spots to watch the northern lights dance across the sky
* Expert advice from Homer local Don Pitcher on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
* Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
* Up-to-date information including background on the landscape, wildlife, history, and local culture
* Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, local laws, and history, plus health and safety information

Find your adventure in Anchorage, Denali and the Kenai Peninsula with Moon's expert advice and local insight.

Expanding your trip? Check out Moon Alaska.


  • Classification : Travel & Adventure
  • Pub Date : NOV 22, 2022
  • Imprint : Moon Travel
  • Page Extent : 376
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781640496682
  • Price : INR 2,140

Don Pitcher

Perhaps Don Pitcher's love of travel came about because he moved so much as a child; by age 15 he had lived in six states and two dozen East Coast and Midwestern towns. Don's family hails from Maine but he was born in Atlanta making him a southerner with New England blood. He moved west for college receiving a master's degree from the University of California Berkeley where his thesis examined wildfires in high elevation forests of Sequoia National Park. When his first (and only) scientific paper was published he appeared headed into the world of ecological research.

Don landed what seemed the coolest job on the planet shortly after grad school: being flown around Alaska's massive Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in a helicopter while conducting fire research. Wild places continued to beckon and over the next fifteen years Don built backcountry trails worked as a wilderness ranger mapped grizzly habitat and operated salmon weirs: anything to avoid an office job. After that first season in Alaska he spent three months in the South Pacific and quickly found himself addicted to travel. His explorations eventually took him to thirty-five countries and all fifty states.

Don's photos have appeared in a multitude of publications and advertisements and his fine art prints are sold in many Alaska and Washington galleries.

Don lives in Homer Alaska with his wife Karen Shemet and their children Aziza and Rio. When not busy on other projects he also works as a wedding photographer and volunteer radio DJ. Visit to read his blog and learn more about his writing and photography projects.

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