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Alpenglow: An Optical Phenomenon

Alpenglow Alpenglow is an atmospheric optical phenomenon which makes mountains appear to glow in vibrant, warm tones of pinks and reds. This occurs as the sun sets and just before it rises, but only on occasion (Phenomena). There is still speculation as to what exactly alpenglow is, and whether it is caused by direct light from the sun hitting residual moisture suspended in the [...]

By |2020-10-23T14:10:44-08:00October 23rd, 2020|Alpenglow, Exposure Alaska, Matanuska Glacier, Natural Wonders of Alaska, Talkeetnah Range|Comments Off on Alpenglow: An Optical Phenomenon

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

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

Alaska Glacier Climbing Experience

Alaska Glacier Climbing Experience We walk one by one in a single file line. Each of our steps is deliberate and sets firmly. The morning sun softens the ice, simultaneously providing good grip for our feet. A crunching chorus follows along with our group of four. Beneath us the ice is white and we chase the blue crevasse lines in the distance. We have [...]

By |2020-02-02T21:01:47-09:00January 16th, 2020|Exposure Alaska, Glacier Trekking, Ice Climbing, Matanuska Glacier|Comments Off on Alaska Glacier Climbing Experience

Kayaking with Whales

Kayaking with Whales It is early June and the air in the morning still holds a sharp chill. There is a cloudy mist that halos the illusive sun and cloaks everything in sight.  The waves roll in over the ocean-rounded stones that edge the shore.  It sounds as if the beach is breathing with every wave. The tide is coming in. We move quickly [...]

By |2020-02-02T21:18:22-09:00January 6th, 2020|Alaska Wildlife, Exposure Alaska, Kayaking Expedition, Prince William Sound, Whales of Alaska|Comments Off on Kayaking with Whales

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

Welcome to Exposure Alaska

Exposure Alaska has had some amazing experiences. With 20 years of operation, we have a few things we want to share. We love to explore Alaska and want to share those experiences with you. Expose yourself to Alaska. From the adrenaline filled, to the awe-inspired, we tackle the many faces of Alaska. Dive into these tales and find out what it means to live [...]

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