Hey Folks Offtrail backpacking It doesn’t mean what you might think it means. What do we mean, here in Alaska, when we say “offtrail’? Well, what we mean is “no trail”. It’s not the same thing as backpacking through the mountains for a few days on a nice trail, hitting the open alpine terrain where […]
Distances for backpacking in Alaska don’t make the metric you think they do. Here’s why …
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, Well, it’s well and truly spring here in Alaska, and the summer/fall hiking season right around the corner. So for anyone heading north this summer, this page might be of interest to you. Gates of the Arctic National Park is one of the less visited national parks in the state, which makes it […]
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.