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Bonanza Mine

On a recent long weekend a friend and I visited the old mining town of Kennicott, out in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.  What an amazing area, full of stunning mountains and glaciers.   784 more words


Alcan to Ocean: Night on the Kaskawulsh

“Dig the side of your boot in! Dig it in!” Jon shouted, his arm extended toward me over the mound of dirt and rock separating us, the steep hill sloping sharply downward. 805 more words


First Time at Kennecott Mine

One of the many day trips I had scheduled was Kennicott Mine.  To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much.  I knew it was a long drive on a poorly maintained road, and mines in general are really not my thing.   2,639 more words


Ocean to Alcan Expedition Episode 4: Avalanche Rescue

So many things to do, and only a few months to accomplish it all. In an attempt to be as best prepared as possible, it’s time to sign up for an avalanche AIARE Level 1 course. 71 more words


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…


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


Flying High Over Wrangell St Elias

Please note, this post is part of a series. Click here to read it from the beginning.

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