This picture was taken deep in the Talkeetna Mountains. Looking at the terrain in the distance you can see why my wife and I promote backpacking trips through our eco-tourism business, Alaska Wilderness Trails (BackPackAK.com). The hills in the Talkeetna Mountains are virtually empty in June and July and somebody with good walking legs can cover 15 miles through some of God’s finest creation. This Photo was taken in August so there is a bit of yellow in the grass and white on the mountain tops, but earlier in the summer it is a brilliant green. There are numerous mountain lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife. The Caribou run through these hills daily and sheep can be seen crawling around in the steeper rock. Most of the streams are easily crossed if you don’t mind getting your feet wet and I know of some awesome grayling fishing holes. Mosquitos are few and far between which is more than can be said for most of South central Alaska. Also you will notice a total absence of underbrush so the hiking is totally uninhibited. Our name, Alaska Wilderness Trails, can be a bit misleading because there is not a trail to be seen anywhere except those left by the caribou. If anybody wants to go on a guided backpacking trip check out my wife’s web site at BackPackAk.com because it is a real Alaskan adventure at a great value.