Hiking the historic Stampede Trail

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There are thousands of hiking trails across Alaska. Perhaps one of the most famous is the historic Stampede Trail.

It's a roughly 40-mile long trail near Healy and was once used as a mining route.

It wasn't until the early '90s, following the death of 24-year-old Christopher McCandless, that the trail gained international attention.

While it isn't the most challenging hike in the state, it isn't easy either and has proven to be deadly.

Channel Two's Blake Essig and Photojournalist Albert Lutan join a group of travelers attempting to navigate the notorious Stampede Trail.


Hiking the historic Stampede Trail Part I

Hiking the historic Stampede Trail Part II