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A few more northern lights photos from the photo tours last month. Good times.
Anchorage, AK
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It's been a long time, Google Plus people ... so welcome back with a polar bear cub photo! Everyone loves polar bears, right?
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Photo for international polar bear day; a polar bear cub in the snow in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, Alaska #polarbear
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Hey Juan - it was a pleasure meeting you and Eric, and I'm glad your trip worked out well for you both. That's a great hike, for sure. Wyatt had a blast hiking with you and guiding you on the route; it was fun catching up with your group in Chitistone!

Cheers

Carl Donohue
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Campbell Park, Anchorage, AK
Carl organized a superb backpacking trip for us, from Wolverine to Skolai. We were in contact with him for months before our trip, always very responsive and quick to share advice and recommendations from his years of experience and common sense. Once we arrived in Anchorage, he took care of us including transportation to McCarthy, B&B, supplies, and air service to the backcountry.

I wholeheartedly recommend Expeditions Alaska as your next outfitter!
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Did you miss the Image of the Month last month? A grizzly bear and awesome light on a snow-capped mountain in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
Photo of a brown bear and a reflection of Mt Katolinat at Naknek Lake, Katmai National Park, Alaska.
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International Polar Bear Day - so a photo of a sow polar bear nursing her 2 cubs in arctic Alaska.

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A photo for International Polar Bear Day, a female or sow nursing her two cubs in Arctic Aalska
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How cute is cute, eh? I said I'd try to one polar bear photo a day this week. Here's 2 for 2! A curious young polar bear cub comes over for a visit....
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Earlier I posted this blog about backpacking in Alaska and whether or not to use hiking/trekking poles. In short, yes.
A post about the use and benefit of trekking poles, or hiking poles, when you're backpacking on the trail less terrain of much of Alaska. Traversing this country is a LOT easier with a pole or 2 to lean on.
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Hey Wendy, thanks so much for the kind words, and the great review. You guys were great company, and I really enjoyed meeting you both and hiking with a couple of Kiwis. I'll be down in your land for a week or 2 in Dec!

Glad you had a great trip, that was really a fun hike. Good times!

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Campbell Park, Anchorage, AK
Our trip with Carl earlier this year was simply AMAZING, and way, way exceeded our expectations. The Hidden Creek trip really did get us in to the Alaskan wilderness. We saw only a tiny part of the majestic Wrangell-St Elias National Park, but really felt we got to understand the essence of the Alaskan wilderness. As our guide Carl ensured everything (gear, transport, planning) was well organised and we were as safe as we could be. However I loved the way he didn't simply lead us in the traditional sense, but allowed each of us in the group to grow in a way appropriate for each individual. Carl has a deep respect and love for the land which showed in all his conversations and actions. This really added to the trip - as did his sense of humour which as kiwis we think is absolutely vital for a great trip. We may even get back to Alaska and would, for sure, do another trip with Carl and Expeditions Alaska.
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Check out the time-lapse collection I posted to the ole tube of you's .. the aurora borealis, Alaska. The music is a Shawn Colvin tune I recorded (guitars) with my buddy Steve (vocals and guitar). Hope you like it.

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Hey Folks - how's your winter going? Here's what it looks like in our neck of the woods.
A photo of a bluebird sunshine day in winter in Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
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Alaska Aurora borealis photo tours.

Got Aurora borealis, anyone?

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A photo of the corona of the Aurora borealis, directly overhead, in Arctic Alaska. Coronal aurora borealis photo.
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Guided backpacking trips into remote Alaska, guided trekking, hiking, camping, photo tours in Wrangell St. Elias, Gates of the Arctic, Katmai National Parks, as well as Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Also run a great guided backpacking trip in the totally awesome Gates of the Arctic National Park. Both brown bear photo tours and polar bear phototours, aurora borealis photo tours and landscape photography.

We also are now running packrafting trips, which are a great way to experience the wild Alaska backcountry. Alaska Packrafting Trips.

Expeditions Alaska are one of he few Gold Standard certified business by Adventure Green Alaska, and wear the banner with pride. Sustainable green business practices are important.

Owner-guide Carl Donohue is a regularly published photographer, experienced trip leader, backpacker, kayaker, boater and general outdoors mountain guy, as well as being a professional musician.

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"Carl organized a superb backpacking trip for us, from Wolverine to Skolai."
"I did the Iceberg Lake to Bremner Mines trip with @ExpeditionsAlaska in 2012."
"I loved my experience in the Alaskan wild with Carl and Expeditions Alaska."
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9 months ago
Our trip with Carl earlier this year was simply AMAZING, and way, way exceeded our expectations. The Hidden Creek trip really did get us in to the Alaskan wilderness. We saw only a tiny part of the majestic Wrangell-St Elias National Park, but really felt we got to understand the essence of the Alaskan wilderness. As our guide Carl ensured everything (gear, transport, planning) was well organised and we were as safe as we could be. However I loved the way he didn't simply lead us in the traditional sense, but allowed each of us in the group to grow in a way appropriate for each individual. Carl has a deep respect and love for the land which showed in all his conversations and actions. This really added to the trip - as did his sense of humour which as kiwis we think is absolutely vital for a great trip. We may even get back to Alaska and would, for sure, do another trip with Carl and Expeditions Alaska.
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Juan del Valle
11 months ago
Carl organized a superb backpacking trip for us, from Wolverine to Skolai. We were in contact with him for months before our trip, always very responsive and quick to share advice and recommendations from his years of experience and common sense. Once we arrived in Anchorage, he took care of us including transportation to McCarthy, B&B, supplies, and air service to the backcountry. I wholeheartedly recommend Expeditions Alaska as your next outfitter!
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Dana Haydock
a year ago
I did the Iceberg Lake to Bremner Mines trip with @ExpeditionsAlaska in 2012. It was my first “off trail” backpacking adventure, having done all of my other backpacking trips on trails in the Southeast. Our guide, Carl Donohue, made sure the trip was not only fun and interesting, but also safe. From traversing a glacier, finding an old grizzly bear den, clambering over rock moraines and eating fresh blueberries while hiking up a slope, it’s an experience that I will never forget. I highly recommend Carl and Expeditions Alaska if you’re looking for a unique backcountry adventure!
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks so much Dana. Awesome to hear from you on G+. That was a great trip, and it was nice to meet you and Tom and hike together. Glad you enjoyed it. Travel safe. Cheers Carl Expeditions Alaska
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Ryan Wright
a year ago
I loved my experience in the Alaskan wild with Carl and Expeditions Alaska. I went for a week long trip in the "spring" of 2012 to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park for a photography-centric expedition with 3 other guys. Carl was very knowledgeable about the area and offered many suggestions about locations to photograph, and different activities to seek out during the day. We stayed in a backcountry cabin in the park and while there was no running water or electricity, that didn't stop Carl from whipping up very tasty dinners. Carl was very personable and by the end of the week, we had so many running jokes that it was almost non-stop laughter and playful teasing. I would jump at the chance to do one of Carl's trip in the summer, and I whole heartily recommend Expeditions Alaska.
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Geoff Moore
a year ago
The magnificent scenery is easy to see from the images Carl captures and in some ways that's what first drew me to his services as a guide. What is more difficult to see in them is the care and attention to detail Carl brings to each hike as he tailors them to our experience level and desire for adventure. To date, my wife and I have completed four hikes with Expeditions Alaska over the past five years, three in Wrangell St Elias NP and Preserve and one in the Gates of the Arctic NP. Each was a unique, inspiring and satisfying experience. Were there tough days, bad weather, and grizzly bear sightings? Yes of course, that's why we return there with Carl, who is prepared to help us deal with whatever the day brings.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks so much for that kind review, Geoff. It's been a really great experience hiking with you and your wife Jodee up here, and I am so glad that both chose to come out hiking with me an Expeditions Alaska. We've had some really great adventures on your trips, and I look forward to seeing you both again next year for another epic Alaska Trip! All the best, Cheers, Carl Donohue Owner, Expeditions Alaska
Wonderful place. Great food, clean and pleasant atmosphere, super friendly staff with excellent service. The most polite sign on any bathroom in Alaska asking people using the bathroom to please make a purchase before leaving, rather than the usual "you don't buy something you can't use our bathroom" nonsense. I wish more businesses here in AK followed suit. 10 outta 10.
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Awesome! Times 10. Patty is wonderful, the food is great, the place clean and she's always open. Fantastic - if you're in the area, stop in and eat.
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If these guys had any idea how much money I've given them over the years, they'd buy me a vacation! Great coffee, great staff, environment, service, nothing but three thumbs up!
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It's great to deal with a business where the staff know their stuff. Great company.
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Awesome folks. I miss these guys, since I left town.
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Best coffee in town.
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Great choice if you're looking for robust,a fordable gear.
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