Backpacking gear for hiking in Alaska. All you need to know about Alaska backpacking get and equipment. We’ll also discuss photography gear for photo treks and backcountry photography excursions in Alaska.
Sea kayaking gear and showshoeing, skiing are also on the menu.All things gear related. We have sections on sleeping bags, tents, hiking boots and hiking poles and, of course, backpacks. And if we don’t discuss the backcountry gear you’re looking for or you have any equipment related questions, fire away. Maybe we’ll make another blog post on that subject.
Hey Folks, I’ve written on the topic of trekking poles a few times in the past. Here also. Every year I receive a lot of questions about the use of trekking poles in Alaska. Nothing’s changed. Use them. The image above illustrates how useful they can be. Backpacking up or down steep terrain like this, often on […]
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, It’s January, and Alaska can be a rough place to sleep outside during this time of year. Temperatures can easily be down below zero F, even into the minus 30’s and 40’s, or colder. So sleeping outside is not to be taken lightly. Bring a good sleeping bag. A REALLY good sleeping bag. […]
Hey Folks My favorite tent for backpacking trips. Some of you might have seen a few years back I raved about the Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 2 backpacking tent. So why now, am I writing about it again? Why, other than to show you our killer campsite we call “The Mezzanine”, from the classic Bremner Mines […]
Hiking and backpacking boots in Alaska A backpacking blog with no post about hiking boots? What gives? Hiking boots are one of those subjects that are SO subjective that it’s invariably a much lengthier conversation than a blog post might, or should, be. Different boots fit different people well, and different boots fit different situations […]
Hey Folks This year (2013) seems to definitely be the year that photographers want to head north to photograph the northern lights here in Alaska; the number of websites that have suddenly added an “Alaska Northern Lights Photo Tour” to their schedule seems to have tripled in about 6 months. That, and considering the number of […]
Hey Folks This past August, we just did an EPIC traverse across the Malaspina Glacier. Our original plan had been to fly from Yakutat to the Samovar Hills, and hike south. Due to the insane amount of snow in the area last winter (Yakutat got 350-360 inches), we weren’t able to land at the strip […]