Almost every year, we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity as a company to explore new remote places in Alaska. From amazing backpacking traverses to paddling new water, it broadens our horizons and furthers our love for the Alaskan wilderness.
Earlier this week, Dan and I returned from exploratory adventures, on opposite sides of the state. In ANWR, Dan and co-guide Joe Stock led a stout group of explorers up Mount Chamberlain (the highest peak in the Brooks Range) and floated to the top of the continent on the HulaHula River. Seth Plunkett and I traveled to the Alaska Peninsula with 2 returning adventurers to hike and paddle in the Aniakchak National Monument (the least visited unit in the National Park system), floating out through the Aleutian Range to the Pacific Ocean.
What are exploratory trips at Alaska Alpine Adventures? For 10 years, we have been taking guests to the far reaches of Alaska's National Park's, visiting places seen by few people. Places where there are no trails, no footprints, no people.
On both trips, along with our clients, we experienced real wilderness, real Alaska.