Writing
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Writing Trekking into the storm-battered, golden beauty of Adak Island Online and print article in ADN, June 17, 2019 “We smelled the sea lions before we saw them. The pungent, fishy odor began at the wave-scoured sea lion rookery, climbed … Read More

Eagle to Peters
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Hiking from Eagle River to Peters Creek, in Chugach State Park August is a tricky time of year for hiking in the Chugach. The early-season excitement of May and endless daylight of June are long past, and the weather tends … Read More

Review Policies
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“The only sponsor I have is the Salvation Army, a place I can get clothes cheap.” – Dick Griffith, “father of packrafting” and legendary Alaska backcountry adventurer In general, having the right type of gear and knowing how to use … Read More

Walk to Fire Island
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I’m not encouraging you to do this trip. It’s probably not entirely safe under any conditions, and if the idea that this trip is “no big deal” gets around, it could have potentially fatal consequences for unprepared hikers. With all … Read More

Guidebook
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Guidebook Intel on Alaska hikes, climbs, and float trips. For more information about the Guidebook and how to use the information on these pages, click here. Chugach State Park Anchorage Talkeetna Mountains

Learn
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Learn Packrafting Packraft History 2002-2018: The Great Blow-Up Current Packraft Companies Anatomy of a Packraft Cockpit Configurations Gear Storage Accessories Paddles PFDs Repair, Care and Maintenance Raft Care and Maintenance

Salomon Quest 4D
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Purchased summer 2013, reviewed March 2016 Out of the box If you could breed a hundred generations of trail running shoes for burliness and grit, the Salomon Quest 4D GTX would be the result. Its lineage reaches back into Salomon’s … Read More

Welcome
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Recent News: Just added a trip report for the Tokositna to Talkeetna packraft trip. Check out the new entry here. Welcome to Winterbear Winterbear is my personal website for sharing trip reports, writing, photography, videos, gear reviews, outdoor advice, and … Read More

Contact
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Contact Feel free to get in touch! Fill out the form below or e-mail me at pwoelber@gmail.com. Social

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