Sierra – Great Divide Double Traverse

This is the 100th Anniversary of our great National Parks established within the framework of the National Park Service Organic Act of 1916.  Since their inception, millions of people from around the world have been humbled standing in arenas of mountains, trees and rivers forever protected from the crush of humanity. “(NPS)which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the […]

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Weekend Escape – Jumbo Mine

Twenty years ago, Tabitha and I took our first backpacking trip together. The rest is a love story and thus a lifetime of partnership exploring some of the wildest places in Alaska and the world.  That first trip included hanging our backpacks and ourselves on the hand tram across the creek to McCarthy and an arduous trip to Nikolai Pass. […]

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Glacier Porn

Bradford Washburn opened his first photo business in Valdez in 1936. It was from the tidal mudflats near town where he took his camera to the sky over mountains for the first time and framed glaciers and mountains, including the Shoup. The rest is history as far as his glacier photography and of course his mountaineering. I get plenty of […]

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“The Heat Is On” & Picture Of The Day

NOAA just released it’s 2016 mid-annual climate report for the United States and Alaska. Some stark red flags appear as the earth continues to warm at anticipated rates based on global warming models. The arctic regions are warming at a much faster rate than other places. Our glaciers are dramatically melting, obvious to most of us who spend time in […]

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