Juneau, AK (AP) - Alaska's Division of Parks is joining other states in hosting five guided outings as part of the First Day Hikes Initiative on January 1st.
Three events are planned for southeast Alaska.
A 1.5- to 3-mile loop will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Mosquito Cove Trail in Old Sitka State Historical Park.
In Ketchikan, a half-mile hike is planned at 9:30 a.m. in the Refuge Cove State Recreation Site.
In Juneau, a 3-mile hike is planned at 10:30 a.m. on Airport Dike Trail in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.
There will also be two interior Alaska hikes, a 1-mile hike, ski or snowshoe event is planned for noon at the Quartz Lake State Recreation Area north of Delta Junction and a 3-mile trip is planned for noon at Homer's Eveline State Recreation Site.