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.

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

Photo Slideshow

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

Photo Slideshow

Glacial Alaska

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