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Up Close and Personal   Alaska United States
Harbor  Alaska United States
Musk Ox wandering around Nome, Alaska  Alaska United States
Golden Elk  Alaska United States
Fresh Water  Alaska United States
Alaska Packrafting  Alaska United States
Alaska Heli-Ski Adventure  Alaska United States
Up Close and Personal   Alaska United States
Harbor  Alaska United States
Musk Ox wandering around Nome, Alaska  Alaska United States
Golden Elk  Alaska United States
Fresh Water  Alaska United States
Alaska Packrafting  Alaska United States
Alaska Heli-Ski Adventure  Alaska United States

Up Close and Personal

I was paddling around a small cove in Southeast Alaska when a momma brown bear and her two cubs emerged from the edge of the forest. I sat quietly in my kayak watching them browse for food along the shoreline, occasionally lifting their noses to smell the air in case of danger. They didn't seemed phased by my presence, however, which I will be forever grateful for! Thank you to Rich Reid for his beautiful photograph.

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almost 5 years ago

Harbor

Working on the water in Alaska
almost 5 years ago

Musk Ox wandering around Nome, Alaska

Musk Ox have inhabited the frozen arctic north for thousands of years. Their undercoat of hair that keeps them warm throughout the winter and falls out as the temperature rises. This is a prize wool for the natives to spin and knit scarfs, mittens and socks. Its 10x warmer than sheeps wool. There are 3 herds of 20 or more around the town of Nome in Alaska. They are often chased off the runway at the airport. You do not have to far to see these amazing animals.
almost 5 years ago

Golden Elk

Alaska has some of the most amazing wildlife in the world. Here is a shot of a mother Elk and her calf basking in the sun. Just one of the many different animals that we came across during our trip.
almost 5 years ago

Fresh Water

When I went to Haines, Alaska, the people seemed to be completely confounded by the idea of a tourist who wasn't traveling with a cruise ship. The in town tourism offices and attractions never really seemed to know what to do with a solo traveler. Still, every one I met was incredibly kind and quite friendly, even if they couldn't recommend a restaurant. When I wandered out to the farmers' market in the rain, one of the residents was kind enough to drive me back to my hotel. On our way, she swung by this waterfall where she picked up some water to take along with her. It tasted great. If you go, make sure to go to the Hammer Museum, which is fascinating, and take time to wander the town.
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over 4 years ago

Alaska Packrafting

Packrafting is the fastest growing trend in river sports today. This trip combines the best of hiking and rafting, allowing you to deeply explore the remote, rugged beauty of Alaska. You'll float the world-class Kenai River in a small group, navigating your personal raft on a true wilderness adventure. From glaciers to bears, Alaska Kayak Academy (AKA) combines the iconic highlights of the region with authentic outdoor adventure. Throughout the journey you'll have occasional access to the amenities of civilization as well as a private chef to keep you very well nourished. Plus, Clymb members who purchase this adventure can save over 25% on the purchase of packrafts through AKA! This offer features a safety training course on flatwater and an introductory half-day river float to learn the skills of negotiating river currents. You will learn the paddling skills and safety swimming skills to prepare you for the rapids you'll encounter on the trip. Each day of the trip takes you to a new river and new area of South Central Alaska, Every day has a hike and a float, some on slow rivers, some on faster rivers. Each night you'll return to a mobile camp to enjoy a delicious meal.
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over 4 years ago

Alaska Heli-Ski Adventure

Skiing with Alaska Rendezvous Lodge and Heli-Ski Guides gives you unparalleled access to world-class powder. Local weather patterns result in more skiable days than anywhere in the region. Annual snowfall in the Chugach Range is between 30 to 80 feet per year, and this maritime snowpack sticks to even the steepest faces. Cold air pours in from the Copper River Delta making our snow dry and velvety. On this trip you’ll ski between 20,000 and 30,000 vertical feet during an average day. Breathtaking knife blade ridges make for landing zones on peaks with elevations up to 6,800 feet — and descents up to 5,000 vertical. Not only are there steep couloirs and chutes, this terrain also lends itself to long ridgelines and big open bowls. Alaska Rendezvous prides themselves on the depth of their guide and employee relationships; their safety records; and their location. They have a 100 percent return rate from guide staff; they are a team and the best in the heli industry. The Rendezvous is not just a business but a family, all employees and guides are included in the family feel as are guests. Once you come to the Rendezvous you will forever be a part of it. They sell round-trip tickets, not one way tickets. When you go skiing you come home from skiing to do it again. Their motto is 'Tomorrow We Ride' meaning you'll go out, enjoy the mountains and come home to talk about it and share the experiences with friends.