Cumulus Mountain
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Cumulus Mountain Cumulus Mountain Ram Glacier Route: 5.9 miles each way, 4,500 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 2+ ▼KMZ Dragon Tail Ridge Route: 5.2 miles each way, 4,800 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 3- ▼KMZ Most Chugach mountains share a … Read More

McHugh Peak
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McHugh Peak McHugh Peak (4,311 ft.) Bear Valley route (North Ridge): 5.4 miles round trip, 2,300 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 2(c4) Rabbit Creek routes (East Ridge): ~10 miles round trip, ~2,900 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 2+(c4) McHugh Creek … Read More

Gold Cord Lake Trail
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Gold Cord Lake Trail Gold Cord Lake Trail Less than 1 mile each way, ~600 ft. elevation gain. Difficulty: Class 1 The Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska are a maze of lush alpine valleys, old mining roads, and black-stained granite walls … Read More

Fjällräven Greenland No. 1 Special Edition
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Fjällräven Greenland No. 1 Special Edition Purchased February 2018, reviewed August 2018, last updated December 2018 According to Fjällräven, the original Greenland jacket was introduced by Åke Nordin in 1968. Fjällräven (pronounced “fee-ahl-rah-ven”) has produced various versions of their “most … Read More

Arctic to Indian
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For some, skiing the Arctic to Indian traverse through western Chugach State Park is a bucket-list accomplishment. For others, it’s an annual tradition. Either way this 21-mile tour across ice bridges, through serene cottonwood groves, up tundra valleys between shining snow-laced peaks, and down a hair-raising luge to Turnagain Arm is bound to be an adventure.… Read More

Packraft Care and Maintenance
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Repair, Care and Maintenance Packraft Care and Maintenance Packrafts are very low-maintenance watercraft, but following a few simple guidelines will help maximize your packraft’s lifespan and make your boat more enjoyable to use. Cleaning Cleaning packrafts removes contaminants that can … Read More

The World Beyond the World
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The World Beyond the World Using text adapted from Robert Marshalls “Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Brooks Range” (1929) and images from Expedition Arguk (2013), “The World Beyond the World” aims to celebrate that most ancient and sublime of human pleasures: … Read More

Wild Ice – Backcountry Skating Alaska
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Wild Ice – Backcountry Skating Alaska “Backcountry skating” is the practice of hunting for wild ice, whether on on a river, lake, glacial lagoon, or inside an ice cave. Filmed in southcentral and southeast Alaska over the course of two … Read More

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