White Mountains day hike


UAF Students $30 Staff/Faculty $35


Saturday, September 23rd 

9:00am - Meet at Outdoor Adventures, drive out to Wickersham dome and hike 

6:00pm - Arrive back at UAF


Trip Description:

We will head out to the White Mountains Recreation area and take the summit trail up onto Wickersham dome. The summit trail climbs up into the open country above tree line and has great views of the Greater White mountains region including Mount Prindle, one of the taller points in the interior.  After exploring the ridge top we will head back down the trail to the road.     


Things to Bring

  • Snowshoes 
  • Warm winter boots (OA can provide insulated mountaineering boots)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Day pack
  • Warm long johns, fleece and outer windproof jacket layer
  • Snow pants
  • Puffy coat or parka for breaks 
  • Wool Socks
  • 1-2 liters of water w/ a cover to prevent freezing (OA can provide a coozy)
  • Wind resistant beanie and neck gaiter
  • Warm gloves and/or mittens
  • Snacks
  • Head Lamp
  • Camera

Bold Items Supplied by Outdoor Adventures as a part of the trip.


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 weeks 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 or less prior to the trip.


Safety and Risk Tolerance

Due to the nature of outdoor travel there are certain inherent risks in all of our Outdoor Adventure trips.  Acceptable risks include but are not limited too; hiking over rough uneven terrain with a heavy backpack on, hiking up and down steep inclines with muddy and loose footing, crossing creeks and swampy ground, having wet feet and clothing.  Conditions may include below freezing temperatures, thunderstorms, rain, 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 at the SRC.