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Backpacks, internal frame packs, external frame packs, and all things related to backpacks, including daypacks.

Holiday stockings and Seasons’ Greetings

Sunday, December 25th, 2011
Holiday greetings, from Expeditions Alaska

Holiday greetings, from Expeditions Alaska

Hey Folks,

How was your festive season? I finally got around to putting up my stocking just yesterday. Mine’s the one in the middle

Happy holidays folks. Have a great day.




Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Mt Churchill and Mt Bona, Russell Glacier, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks

Backpacks are, of course, an integral piece of gear for a backpacking trip. What kind of backpack works best for you is not for me to say, but I can give you some information that might help you.

I like internal frame backpacks. I think they carry better than external frames, particularly for off-trail hiking. A well-fitted internal frame pack will ride on your back closer, with less movement, and also allow you to walk in a more upright position, as the packweight, being closer to your back, doesn’t need to be offset by you leaning forward. On the other hand, one of my best friends hikes with an external frame backpack, and he loves them. Chocolate and strawberry, I suppose. (more…)


Owner and guide Carl Donohue.


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