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Backpacking Alaska: Glaciers, Wildlife, & Peaks On Every Corner

During a one-month August journey, BACKPACKER undertook multiple crowd-free Alaskan backpacking routes and returned with extensive photos, video, & GPS.
alaska glacier 445x260The 27-mile-long Matanuska Glacier.

Check Back Often! This Page Will Be Updated Frequently as Footage, Photos, & Stories Roll In


Blog Entry 1 – Pre-Trip, July 20

The Big Trip

Thoughts on adventure organization from the depths of packing hell

Blog Entry 2 – August 4
Quick Post from Alaska

A peek behind the curtains at the glamorous life of an outdoor journalist

Blog Entry 3 – First Post-Trip Report From One Correspondent, August 26
Trip Report: Alska by Glacier
A multi-day glacier backpacking trip is a lesson in sleeping surfaces, dining options, and the notion of civilization.

Blog Entry 4 – September 4
Trip Report: Entering Alaska
A multi-day glacier backpacking trip gets off to a shaky start following the demise of a hotel alarm clock

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Entering Alaska: Pipelines, Rations, and One Major Wrong Turn

Blog Entry 5 – September 4 – Steve Returns!
Out of the Wild
An ode to the joys of sloth, and tonza photos too

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Glacial Alaska
The Castner Glacier proved a picturesque teaching ground for glacial terminology.

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