alaska

  1. kwc

    Alaska (again) Denali NP

    A few years ago I had the opportunity to spend a week in Denali NP as a Backcountry Observer during the hunting season in late September. I was paired up with another volunteer from Texas & we were "stationed" at the Savage River backcountry cabin on the northern border of the park ... our...
  2. kwc

    Chilkoot Trail Skagway (Dyea) to Bennett

    At the trail head ... getting ready to head up the trail this is the trail early on ... muggy and damp ... remains of an old sawmill along the trail boardwalk through some wet area grave stone along the trail ... could no longer read the inscription old debris along the trail...
  3. Outdoor_Fool

    Callisto Canyon Cabin Seward, AK

    In June 2016, my wife and I and our kids, along with her brother, went to Seward AK to spend a few nights in one of the State Park cabins. These cabins are in high demand and my wife made the reservation back in February or so. The plan was for her and the kids to take a chartered skiff with the...
  4. S

    Chilkoot Trail-family trip

    Chilkoot Trail family trip. 33 miles over 5 days, Dyea to Bennett with a train ride back to Skagway. Epic trip with our 10 and 8 year olds. Starting at Dyea. Lots of bridge crossings. Sheep Camp-6am departure tomorrow. Bottom of infamous scales. My daughter was none to happy...
  5. Ben

    Denali NP, Teklanika and Sanctuary Rivers

    There are a lot of pictures in this post, especially for a short three day trip, but frankly, this is probably the most beautiful place i've ever been. The route was very straight forward. Up one river, over a pass, and down an other river. I brought my packraft for the second river Denali...
  6. Ben

    Gates of the Arctic NP, North Fork Koyukuk River packraft

    In July i spent six days doing a packraft trip in Gates of the Arctic National Park. I parked my bike on a pullout from the Dalton Highway, crossed the Dietrich River, spent two days hiking over a pass to the North Fork Koyukuk River, two and a half days floating the river, and then an extremely...
  7. Ben

    Dalton Highway, Fairbanks to the Arctic Ocean

    It's about 500 miles from Fairbanks to Deadhorse at the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. The Dalton Highway makes up the last 414 miles of that. Some sections are paved, but it is primarily a gravel road, often treated with calcium chloride to harden the road surface. Traffic on the highway is primarily...
  8. Ben

    Caines Head, Seward, Alaska

    This was a very short over night out and back that i did near Kenai Fjords National Park. I don't recall exactly what i was thinking when i did this. I left late in the evening, hiked until it was dark in July in Alaska, got up in the morning and walked back. On Caines Head there are remains of...
  9. Ben

    Denali NP, Savage and Sanctuary Rivers

    The summer of 2013 i had the opportunity to go up to Alaska with my family. My Mom's grandpa had had a homestead on the Kenai Peninsula. Any way, we went up to Denali National Park, and two of my brothers and i did a slightly rushed two night backpack. One of my brothers ended up throwing up...
  10. Ben

    Kenai Fjords boat ride

    Two summers ago i was able to go up to Alaska with my family. We went down to Seward one day, and did a half day boat tour from there. Here are some pictures. Looking down the shore before we got on the boat. Across Resurrection Bay. Looking south. An island. On the boat. Some...
  11. Ben

    Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords NP

    Here are some pictures from the hike up to the top of Exit Glacier via the Harding Icefield Trail. It's either three or four miles, and gains about 3,000'. Some of these pictures have very bad exposures, but they're all i have, so you know, we'll deal with it. Initially the trail works it's...
  12. Tres Westbrook

    Denali Fall Colors

    In September of 2013, my wife and I, along with my parents, headed up to Alaska for Labor Day week. We rented an RV in Anchorage and drove down the Seward for two days, then to Talkeetna for a couple days, then on to Denali NP for three days. Didn't get to do the backpacking that I had wanted...
  13. Curt

    Mt Healy Overlook Trail, Denali NP

    My wife thought we should do something special for our 30th anniversary and that special thing would be to go to Alaska. I grew up in the desert and have never been all that interested in Alaska cause I thought it was just a cold wet place. But I've had a number of friends who went there and...
  14. Nick

    Alaska - Glacier Bay, Taku, Skagway, Juneau, etc.

    July 2010 This is going to be one huge trip report! For my five year anniversary at my job, my boss sent Audra and I on a 7-day Alaska cruise. We sailed from Seattle on a Saturday and went through Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia. First thing...
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