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Mt. Dewey

Mt. Dewey Review

Despite the name, this landmark is more a hill than a peak. Still, it's a steep 15-minute climb up the John Muir Trail from town to the top through a second-growth forest. The trail begins from 3rd Street behind the high school, and an observation platform on top provides a viewpoint for protected waterways and islands named from its Russian history, including Zarembo, Vank, and Woronkofski. The trail is named for naturalist John Muir, who, in 1879, made his way up the trail and built a campfire. Locals didn't realize there was anybody up on Mt. Dewey and the campfire light caused quite a commotion below.

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  • Address: Wrangell, AK | Map It
  • Location: Wrangell
Updated: 06-12-2013

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