Access the Beaver Dam Trail across Campbell Airstrip Rd from the Campbell Tract parking area. You'll head off into a forest of ancient aspen trees and shoulder height rose bushes. This is a favorite hangout spot for the local moose because the browse is so accessible. During late summer and into the fall you'll also find copious amounts of rosehips, an abundant natural vitamin C 'pill'. Miners were known to eat a hip or two a day to ward off malnutrition that was brought on by long winters with inadequate food supplies. Today, some Alaskans use these seedy pods for a trail-side snack, jellies and other treats.
Beaver Dam Trail