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Ocean to Alcan Expedition: Physical training begins

The training begins! With only 3.5 months to go, it’s now or never. Hundreds of details to sort, gear to buy as thriftily and frugally as I can (more on that at a later time!), and some intensive training if I’m to be prepared for this expedition come May, 2016.

100 days to take-off…

Travel

Ocean to Alcan Expedition: A glacial ski-traverse

By the time you read this, I’ll be slogging through up to 45 days of snow and glacier filled wilderness fun, towing a 100lb sled whilst on skis. 136 more words

Travel

Flying High Over Wrangell St Elias

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From the choice of activities we had at Wrangell St Elias National Park, our decisions were vey much weather dependent. 242 more words

Sasieology

Kennecott and the Root Glacier

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Unintentionally on this trip, I had been following the story of mining in North America. 764 more words

Sasieology

Magical McCarthy

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Almost as soon as we left Valdez, our guide Miles became like an excited school kid on a field trip. 793 more words

Sasieology

A Foot Of Snow Fell in AK On Sunday!?!?!

I feel like this is a prank…

Reports of September snow falling on Mammoth Mountain came in late in the day and now I hear that it’s snowing in Alaska. 347 more words

Picture Quilt

It seems fitting to write a quilt-themed blog post while here in the edge of Alaska–the last frontier.  I think about how a finished quilt represents  hard work, spans many sweet memories, and makes one feel warmth.   2,768 more words