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The Beauty of the Wrangell-St. Elias Range

The Beauty of the Wrangell-St. Elias Range Destination: The Great Outdoors Sitting on my 70 pound pack, roped to my teammates with snowshoes inhibiting me from removing my harness (forcing me to hold my pee all day), I just wanted a snack. Every time I attempted to bring my granola to my mouth, the whipping winds of the Nabesna Glacier swept it from my [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:17:18-08:00September 22nd, 2020|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Backpacking Expedition, Gear Information, Wilderness Camping|Comments Off on The Beauty of the Wrangell-St. Elias Range

Training for Backpacking

How to Train for a Backpacking Trip Backpacking is an extremely rewarding experience, but it is also a very physically demanding one. No matter how ultra-lightweight your pack is, your body still needs to be able to handle hiking long days, gaining elevation, and enduring the elements. The miles won’t hike themselves. Being physically prepared is key in order to make the most out [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:08:16-08:00September 15th, 2020|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition|Comments Off on Training for Backpacking

Sleeping on a Glacier

Sleeping on a Glacier An Ice Climbers Dream Sleeping on a glacier is a fabled experience for many. I have been lucky enough to go on two overnight glacier trips in less than a week.  When thinking about spending the night on the glacier, one's mind would immediately think about how cold and wet the experience might be. Working with a long time local [...]

By |2020-08-10T00:44:37-08:00August 10th, 2020|Alaska Expedition, Camping in Alaska, Exposure Alaska, Glacier Activities, Glacier Trekking|Comments Off on Sleeping on a Glacier

Backpacking in the Rain

Backpacking in the Rain Some of my very best and very worst backpacking memories have been in rainy weather. The difference between them: preparation. If you’re backpacking in Alaska it's wise to assume you will encounter rain regardless of forecasts. Be Prepared In preparation for your trip it’s important to pack wisely, and learn about responding to rain in the backcountry. These two elements [...]

By |2020-07-21T23:02:37-08:00July 21st, 2020|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Exposure Alaska, Wilderness Camping|Comments Off on Backpacking in the Rain

Anchorage Ice Climbing Roadtrip

Anchorage Ice Climbing Road Trip Anchorage is a hub for adventure. This capital is a place to touch down and gain access to a variety of recreation and exploration. Almost every road and dirt path way is lined with a few gems to add to any experience. An Anchorage ice climbing road trip is no different. This quick journey from metropolis to valley glacier [...]

By |2020-07-21T23:27:21-08:00February 29th, 2020|Alaska Expedition, Alaska Wildlife, Anchorage Adventure, Glacier Activities, Matanuska Glacier, Talkeetnah Range|Comments Off on Anchorage Ice Climbing Roadtrip

Experiencing a Glacier by Helicopter Drop-Off

Experiencing a Glacier by Helicopter Drop-Off It is a blue bird day, in other words, there is not a cloud in sight. One of the benefits of being on the interior of Alaska is a warmer and dryer landscape. This creates perfect windows of opportunity to have crystal clear views of the intricate layers that make up the Mat-Su Valley. Not only that, but [...]

By |2020-02-29T17:27:44-09:00February 29th, 2020|Alaska Expedition, Exposure Alaska, Glacier Activities, Glacier Trekking, Ice Climbing, Matanuska Glacier, Wilderness Camping|Comments Off on Experiencing a Glacier by Helicopter Drop-Off

Camping in Alaska

Camping in Alaska The camping options you have at your finger tips span far and wide in Alaska. Maybe you want to go full force into the raw elements and cowboy camp under the stars and out in the open. On the other hand, you might need a break to relax into the creature comforts and recharge on your trip with showers and warm [...]

By |2020-02-14T19:37:42-09:00January 27th, 2020|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Camping in Alaska, Glamping, Luxury Camping, Seaside Camping, Wilderness Camping|Comments Off on Camping in Alaska

Alpine Views in The Chugach Range

  The van is parked, engine still hot from the ride through the mountains. We are at the backside of Hatcher Pass, at the feet of the Talkeetna range, beyond the old mining equipment and the day hikers routes. The sun rise was spotted on the way here. Hidden behind alpine views,  it now creates a halo over the sharp peaks. Gathering our [...]

By |2020-01-02T10:12:30-09:00December 9th, 2019|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Alaska Wildlife, Gear Information|Comments Off on Alpine Views in The Chugach Range

Paddle On Alaska

Paddle On Alaska  The road to a sea kayakers dream is lined by the Turnagain Arm, where the famous Bore Tide occurs, and the path is bordered by the mighty Chugach Range.  We pass iridescent rivers of crystal clear blue, the color due to surrounding glacier's melt. Home to where the salmon run. The glacial giants sit high in the valleys, greeters to the entrance [...]

By |2020-01-26T17:55:19-09:00November 29th, 2019|Alaska Expedition, Alaska Kayaking, Bore Tide, Exposure Alaska, Gear Information, Kayaking Expedition, Prince William Sound, Talkeetnah Range|Comments Off on Paddle On Alaska

The First Steps of Adventure

The First Steps of Adventure Bright oranges and pinks rise with the sun. The van navigates the ever twisting perimeter of asphalt that lays at the feet of the Chugach range. It is the morning gathering in Anchorage. We collect ourselves, double checking bags so as to catch any last minute gear we may have missed. With bags stacked it is an easy game [...]

By |2019-12-26T14:28:21-09:00November 26th, 2019|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Exposure Alaska, Gear Information|Comments Off on The First Steps of Adventure
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