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A Guide to Packing your Backpack

Alaska Packing Guide Proper Packing Not all Alaska backpacking trips are the same, nor are all packs created the same. We may be packing for different lengths of trips in different weather conditions. Simultaneously, we may need a varying degree of gear to safely and comfortably complete our trip. However, there are a number of steps anyone can take to pack their gear in [...]

By |2021-08-18T11:26:56-08:00May 16th, 2021|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Camping in Alaska, Gear Information|Comments Off on A Guide to Packing your Backpack

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

Alpine Views in The Chugach Range

  Alpine Views An Early Morning Start 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 historic center where gold mining once thrived and far past the day hikers routes is where we start to assemble ourselves. The sun rise was bright [...]

By |2021-05-27T20:47:33-08:00December 9th, 2019|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Alaska Wildlife, Gear Information|Comments Off on Alpine Views in The Chugach Range

Paddle On Alaska

Sea Kayaking the Alaskan Coast The road to a sea kayakers dream is lined by the Turnagain Arm. This is where the famous Bore Tide occurs and people have been known to surf the "endless wave". We are on our way to the port city of Whittier for a coastal adventure, just a couple hours drive from Anchorage. The scenery is epic along this highway. [...]

By |2021-09-19T17:17:35-08:00November 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

A Taste for Exploration Bright oranges and pinks rise with the sun. Simultaneously, the van navigates the ever twisting perimeter of asphalt that skirts the Chugach range. We, the other guide and myself, are moving towards our morning gathering in Anchorage. The smell of morning coffee fills the van as we both go over, for the third time, our gear checklist and itinerary. The [...]

By |2021-09-19T16:45:16-08:00November 26th, 2019|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Exposure Alaska, Gear Information|Comments Off on The First Steps of Adventure

Gear Advice – A Guide to Layering

What to Wear in Alaska When exploring Alaska, especially the Prince William Sound or Matanuska Valley, it is important to be prepared for any weather. These features sit where the weather is unpredictable and quick to change. At Exposure Alaska, in conjunction with MICA Guides, we tell our clients to dress in layers: a base layer, an insulating layer, and a waterproof layer. Follow [...]

By |2021-08-19T08:50:38-08:00November 25th, 2019|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Alaska Kayaking, Gear Information, Glacier Activities, Matanuska Glacier, Prince William Sound|Comments Off on Gear Advice – A Guide to Layering

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