2017 Season Photo Collage

As we wrap up our 2017 season, we just wanted to extend everyone a big thank you for making it possible. This season was full of new friendships, adventure, some Type II fun (just a little!), and lots of fantastic memories. We compiled some photos of our favorite memories of the summer, and hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we did! Keep on adventuring! Continue reading

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Returning Client Spotlight – Amy G.

alpine light courseFor the next article featuring our returning clients, we’d like to rave about Amy. An experienced backpacker, Amy has been coming up to the Wrangells since 2010, and continues to be drawn back to its remote alpine beauty. She enjoys the challenge it provides, and loves the new experiences she leaves with each year. When she’s not backpacking through the Wrangells, Amy is a Pediatric Hematologist in Seattle (for laypeople like us, she works with diseases of the blood, spleen, and lymph nodes of children). That’s such amazing work Amy! We’ve loved having you explore Wrangell-St. Elias with us, and look forward to more adventures to come! Here’s a recap of the 4 different trips she’s completed over the years. Continue reading

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Wilderness Recipe: Hobo Dinners

alaska lake campingSometimes the simplest dinners are the most delicious. On the river (or when car camping), this is a great meal to cook for a group, because everyone gets to personalize their own dish. And the tin foil makes clean-up a snap! Continue reading

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If the Shoe Fits…

backpacking footwearBy Ethan Moorhead

Whether you are planning your first Alaskan backcountry expedition or a half-day hike on the glacier, the proper choice of footwear can make or break your experience in the wilderness. There’s not much worse than cold toes or blisters, so consider your options carefully before committing to your new boots. Here’s a short summary of your footwear options: Continue reading

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Hoping for Rain

One guide’s thoughts on why we need to suffer

By Ethan Moorhead

rainy backpackingThere is no question a guide is asked more than “is it gonna rain today?” It is generally asked sheepishly by someone poking one eye out of a rainfly and dreading the worst. I always answer “it rains every day in Alaska.” My jovial attitude and lack of concern about the weather is mostly met with confusion and whispered prayers that the whole trip will be nothing but sunshine. But the truth is, deep down I really want it to get cold, wet and miserable on all of my trips. Not the whole time – I’m no masochist – but at least one good afternoon or full day of whatever mother nature can muster up.

“Why hope for miserable weather?” you might ask… Continue reading

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