Much like Denali National Park ecologically and without the restrictions associated with National Park hiking, the Eastern Alaska Range is another favorite spot for Alaskans seeking remote Alaska Range backcountry. With the right knowledge of where to go and what to expect, you will find the Eastern Alaska Range to be ideal for backpacking and canoeing in a truly wild backcountry area.
Here you will find treeless tundra perfect for backpacking with opportunities for breathtaking views of large glacier-filled mountains. There are also numerous pristine lakes ideal for canoeing which are surrounded by tundra-covered mountains with excellent hiking.
Due to its remoteness (about a one day drive from Anchorage or half day+ drive from Fairbanks), the area has limited tourist facilities. Nearly all access roads and points to the mountains are unmarked on maps and require local knowledge in order to find. We can direct you to many less-visited areas that we love and can provide you with a superb wilderness experience.
Each Custom Backcountry Plan includes:
Personal expedition planning to help you choose the optimal destination, seasonal timing and route for your expedition
Custom 1:63,360 scale USGS topographic quads with complete expedition route & alternates marked (Except digital format plans which include one digital 1:250,000 scale USGS topo)
Complete wildlife & plant species lists plus geologic & native cultural information specific to your destination
Detailed descriptions of Alaskan backcountry camping techniques including cooking & sleeping with grizzly bears, emergency communication with bush planes, crossing glacial rivers, avoiding impassable terrain unmarked on maps, navigation in trailless tundra, and much more
Complete personal & group gear lists with Alaska-specific information on first aid & safety
All Backcountry Plans are available in digital format
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All digital format plans are emailed in Adobe pdf format. For all paper versions of backcountry plans, we offer free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping with delivery confirmation. For photos and cards we offer free first class postage. Email or call for Express shipping quotes. All international orders may incur extra shipping costs- please email us your city and country for a shipping quote before all international orders.
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