Hey Folks, But what’s a weeklong hike? Hiking trips in Alaska are a little bit different to hiking elsewhere. Alaska itself is a little bit different. It’s bigger. Wilder. Harder. Hiking in Alaska is harder than what you’re used to. Most correctly, I’d suggest that hiking in Alaska is substantially harder than what you’re used […]
Hey Folks, Just a quick one to say “Let the Games begin!”. Backpacking season is upon us again, so soon. I’m definitely looking forward to time in these mountains again, it’s always a blast. And just to liven things up; anyone who knows where this photo was taken, post your answer below, or on the […]
Hey Folks, So one question I’m frequently asked about pertains to hiking poles, or trekking poles, and how important or useful they are for backpacking here in Alaska. In short, I’d suggest they’re more than useful, almost mandatory. Of course, few things in the mountains are ever so objective; the mountains are a subjective […]
Hey Folks, What better way to celebrate the new year than a quick tip of the hat to Expeditions Alaska’s trip of the year for 2012? The winner, for me, was the Malaspina Glacier traverse we did in August. 12 awesome days on the southern coastal edge of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and […]
Hig and Erin walk along the shore of a small lake at the edge of the Malaspina Glacier; the hike with hig and Erin, and their 2 children Katmai (carried by Hig, on the left) and Lituya (whom Erin is carrying). What a treat it was to be invited to join this great family on their adventure!
Sleeping bag rating for a trip to Alaska. Bring a 20deg bag. A snowy campsite on the high alpine tundra of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park. Termination dust covers the ground, or fresh fall snow, and Mt Jarvis (13 421′) of the Wrangell Mountains stands dominating behind. Backcountry campsite, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.