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Happy Solstice.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Ice pillars on Kennicott Glacier glow in the late afternoon sun, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Happy Solstice!

The longest night of the year, and the shortest day of the year. Here in Anchorage, Alaska that means sunup around 10:30am and sunset around 3:30pm. And darkness. So for now, the days will start getting longer, though colder. Winter Solstice is December 21, and summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is June 21. Equinox is March 21 and Sept 21, both days when, technically, everywhere on the planet gets the same amount of day and night. I’m not sure it works out exactly to be that way, but that’s the theory behind it, anyway.

So, for the shortest day of the year, I’ll make it a short post.

Happy solstice, folks.



PS – the photo is from Kennicott Glacier, near McCarthy, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Website updates.

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Kayaker surfing a wave on the Baker River, Patagonia, Chile.

Hey Folks,

I just thought I’d post a quick note here and let you know of the updates recently done to the website. We’ve made a few aesthetic additions to the site, hopefully making a little more enjoyable for you to browse around. The first thing you might like to see is the automated slide show I did from the Images of the Month for 2007. Also, the Eye of the Beholder gallery in finished.

I put a small slide show on the home page, and added a slide show of images from part of the Bremner to Tebay trip. Check that out for sure!

We also made a few minor changes here and there, and will be finishing up some of the other odds and ends while we’re at it. If you see any glaring errors, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll get on it.

Also, you might want to look over at Skolai Images and look at some of the updates there. In particular is a nice slide show of images from Wrangell – St. Elias National Park. And if you really want to look at a lot of photos from the park, check out the Wrangell – St. Elias Stock Photos page.

Well, that’s about it for now. I hope you enjoy the new stuff on the site. Oh, and the picture here is my friend Santiago Ibanez, from Peru, smokin’ on a surf wave on the Baker River, or Rio Baker, in Patagonia, Chile. The Baker River is an incredible river, and we had a fantastic trip there in April 2007.Thanks, and all the best.



Hello world!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Hey Folks

Well, here it is. I’ve started yet ANOTHER blog – the world should be so lucky!

I just want to say first off, “G’day, and welcome”. I aim to keep this set of discussions somewhat entertaining, and informative. I’ll try to post on all things backpacking related, such as gear, trip reports, ideas and plans for trips, maybe do some accommodation places in Anchorage, and stuff like that. Useful stuff for anyone planning a trip to Alaska, as well as backpacking in general. I might even get a little adventurous and open it up to other outdoor adventures as well along the way. And, of course, you’re all invited to post away, and add your comments.

Here’s to the great outdoors!




Owner and guide Carl Donohue.


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