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Hatcher Pass, Palmer

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Hatcher Pass (3,886 ft or 1,148 m) is a mountain pass through the southwest part of the Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska. It is named after Robert Hatcher, a prospector and miner. The nearest cities are Palmer and Wasilla approximately 12 miles (19 km) to the south, and Willow approximately 26 mi (42 km) to the west. The communities are at an elevation of approximately 250 ft (76 m) in the Mat-Su valley.
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  • Roads closed due to weather I suppose. Could still hike/ski to the old mining town ... worth it if you are physically able ... all uphill!!!! 
    Roads closed due to weather I suppose. Could still hike/ski to the old mining town ... worth it if you are physically able ... all uphill!!!!  more »
  • Coming from Willow, the drive is a bit iffy when the road turns from paved to gravel (numerous potholes, but certainly passable), but the views are certainly worth it. 
    Coming from Willow, the drive is a bit iffy when the road turns from paved to gravel (numerous potholes, but certainly passable), but the views are certainly worth it.  more »
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  • If you are fortunate enough to arrive at the summit on a clear day, you will be rewarded with views that are spectacular. There are hiking trails that take you in all directions.
  • Beautiful location. Only spent a half hour up there, but would go back for hours if I had the chance.

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