Blueberry picking on Murphy Dome


UAF Students $10 Staff/Faculty $10


Friday, September 8th:   

6:00pm - Meet at the OA office in the SRC. Gear up, and depart.

7:00pm - Arrive at trailhead and begin hike.

9:00pm - Arrive back at vehicle.

9:30pm - Back at campus.


Trip description:

Get out and explore a great local trail and one of the classic blueberry picking spots on Murphy Dome. We will hike parts of the Chatanika river access trail starting from the top of the dome towards rocky outcrops and fields of tundra filled with ripe blueberries before heading back to the vehicle. Bring berry picker scoop for extra efficiency when harvesting!


Things to bring:

  • Sturdy hiking boots or shoes
  • Wool socks
  • Trekking Poles (Optional, provided by OA)
  • Daypack - to carry food, water, and extra clothes for the day
  • Hiking pants
  • Synthetic or wool base layers top
  • Light fleece or wool sweater (NO COTTON)
  • Water/wind proof rain jacket
  • Water/wind proof pants
  • Light puffy jacket or vest (Optional)
  • Light hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle, lunch and/or snacks for a morning out.


Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.  A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures Office of the cancellation more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.  Cancellation two week to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days prior to the trip.


Safety and Risk Management:

Due to the nature of outdoor travel there are certain inherent risks in all of Outdoor Adventure‚Äôs trips.  Acceptable risks include but are not limited too; hiking over rough uneven terrain with a backpack on, hiking up and down steep inclines with muddy and loose footing, crossing creeks and swampy ground, and having wet feet and clothing.  Conditions may include below freezing temperatures, thunderstorms, rain, snow, sleet and high winds.  Driving risks may include slick roads, poor visibility and wildlife.  Alaska is a wild place - you need to take ultimate responsibility for your own safety as only you can. For your protection we require you to carry health insurance.  You can purchase insurance for $2.60/day from the University (ask for details). All info is subject to change due to safety, weather, current conditions, etc.!     


If you have any questions please contact us or visit our office in the SRC.