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Snowmachines are part of the fabric of life in places like Nome, where snowfall closes the roads to cars and trucks for months on end. Snowmachines serve a practical role, transporting people and supplies. They also allow for backcountry exploration in winter — and are sure fun to race!
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Anvil Rock perches above Nome, an early landmark for gold miners and an easy hike for those who want to take in spectacular views of Nome, the Bering Sea, and the Kigluaik Mountains. Its resemblance to a blacksmith’s anvil generated names for many nearby landscape features, including Anvil Mountain and Anvil Creek. The hike also promises a good chance to see musk oxen, birds, and maybe even reindeer or red fox. ...more
Spend a magical afternoon hiking to Dorothy Falls, which provides just enough variety to feel like a real Alaskan adventurer: a river crossing, ascent to a ridgeline, steep descent to the falls and a walk along Dorothy Creek!
Take the hike up Anvil Mountain for incredible views of the city of Nome and the Bering Sea beyond. Running up and down the mountain can be done in 22 minutes, as proven by the local cross-country team. You’ll probably want to take it a little slower, to enjoy the tundra flowers, wildlife and view from the top.
In the 1940s, soldiers stationed in Nome enjoyed a rope tow up Newton Peak for skiing and ski-jumping. The tow line is gone, but this is still a winter hot spot for skiing and snowboarding, and is great for a summertime hike.