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maxneale

[TR] 5 Weeks in the Brooks Range, Alaska

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Trip: 5-Weeks in the Brooks Range, Alaska -

 

Date: 11/21/2015

 

Trip Report:

Over the summer I was fortunate to spend five weeks on a hiking and packrafting traverse of the Brooks Range. 524 miles without roads or trails. Through some of the wildest country on the planet.

 

Here's the trip report and short video.

 

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the problem w/ having that much fun is ya can't hardly ever top it - good luck! :)

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I did an abridged version of this trip this summer. Started in Anaktuvuk Pass and followed their route to Takahula lake (50 miles packrafting/50 miles hiking), then spent 6 days headed up into the Arrigetch mtns, where we got totally skunked with the weather (40 miles hiking). Then because I had trashed my feet got a quick bump over to Walker lake and then paddled the Kobuk River to the village of Kobuk (125 miles). 18 days total, 265 miles. 12/18 days I was solo. 14/18 days it rained. Minimal bugs, bears, wolves, moose, and terns (seagull like devil monsters who shit on you).

The Brooks range is amazing. The bushwhacking sucks. You earn every mile, and boy are those miles awesome.

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