Adak Island Map

Adak Island is a volcanic island located near the center of the long arc of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Adak’s rugged but stunning tundra landscapes, challenging climate, flora and fauna, and fascinating history make it an attractive destination for adventurous backpackers, … Read More

Rainy Day Chugach Traverse

« Trip Reports on Rainy Day Chugach Traverse 27.5-mile traverse through the heart of central Chugach State Park July 25-26, 2020 I looked at the forecast again. “I don’t really feel like going,” I told my girlfriend. “You need … Read More

Packrafting the Escalante River

Trip Reports on Packrafting the Escalante River A 69.9-mile low-flow packrafting adventure down southern Utah’s Escalante River May 26-29, 2020 “You’re a little late,” the woman at the Escalante Visitor Center told me over the phone. The Escalante River, … Read More

Castner Glacier ice caves

« Trip Reports on Castner Glacier Ice Caves Three Jan-Feb 2020 trips to the Castner Glacier ice caves January 25, January 30, and February 4, 2020 The word “otherworldly” gets used a lot when describing outdoor places, and it’s … Read More

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