Friday, December 06, 2019
Walkabout Guides to Alaska
Meet the Author
Most know Shawn Lyons, as an avid hiker and hill scrambler. So much so that after many long hikes through many a valley and over many a summit, many consider him the hiking guru of South Central Alaska.

Walk About Guides to Alaska

  • Walk About Guide to Alaska, Volume 1: Kenai & Turnagain Arm

    Walk About Guide to Alaska, Volume 1: Kenai & Turnagain Arm

    Shawn Lyons is a part-time instructor of guitar at the University of Alaska in Anchorage where he also teaches English Composition and Literature. Shawn is also avid hiker and hill scrambler. Growing up in the Boston area, he spent his early years wandering in the White Mountains. At the age of 17, he hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and, at the age of 18, hiked the Long Trail from Massachusetts to Canada. Since moving to Alaska, he has become the hiking guru of Southcentral Alaska. He is a nine-time winner of the Iditashoe wilderness snowshoe race, and three-time winner of the 100 mile Coldfoot Classic held each year above the Arctic Circle. Shawn writes a weekly hiking and climbing column for the Anchorage Daily News.
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  • Walk About Guide to Alaska, Volume 2: The Front Range and the Anchorage Bowl

    Walk About Guide to Alaska, Volume 2: The Front Range and the Anchorage Bowl

    Shawn Lyons, an avid hiker and hill scrambler, grew up in the Boston area, and spent his early years wandering the White Mountains. At the age of 17, he hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and at 18 hiked the Long Trail from Massachusetts to Canada. Since moving to Alaska, he has continued to hike and climb extensively. So much that after countless long hikes through innumerable valleys and over many summits, Shawn is the Acknowledged Alaska Hiking Authority. As an ultra-athlete, he is a nine-time winner of the Iditashoe wilderness snowshoe race, and three-time winner of the 100-mile Coldfoot Classic held each year on Halloween above the Arctic Circle. Shawn’s narratives about his hikes and races often appear in hiking and climbing publications.
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  • Walk About Guide to Alaska, Volume 3:Ship Creek Valley To Hatcher Pass

    Walk About Guide to Alaska, Volume 3:Ship Creek Valley To Hatcher Pass

    Shawn Lyons is a part-time instructor of guitar at the University of Alaska in Anchorage where he also teaches English Composition and Literature. Shawn is also avid hiker and hill scrambler. Growing up in the Boston area, he spent his early years wandering in the White Mountains. At the age of 17, he hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and, at the age of 18, hiked the Long Trail from Massachusetts to Canada. Since moving to Alaska, he has become the hiking guru of Southcentral Alaska. He is a nine-time winner of the Iditashoe wilderness snowshoe race, and three-time winner of the 100 mile Coldfoot Classic held each year above the Arctic Circle. Shawn writes a weekly hiking and climbing column for the Anchorage Daily News.
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Testimonials

This volume is highly recommended as a planning resource for the rugged terrain of the Kenai Mountains and along Turnagain Arm
Jeffrey A Bradley Reviewer
Great book. All three volumes of the Walk-About Alaska series are very useful.
Creative Wiz Reviewer
the author's narratives and experiences and detailed descriptions and maps of trails, are easy to read and follow. I enjoy his books very much.