WALKING THE WILD - Crossing Alaska--1500 miles on foot and with packrafts in Alaska's most remote wilderness

Join Mountaineer and adventurer Salome Stahli on a backpacking and packrafting journey across Alaska through remote, spectacular wilderness.
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In this unique Walking the Wild presentation, adventurer and Mountaineer Salomé Stähli will share photos and stories from a 1500 miles epic backpacking and packrafting adventure across the Inside Passage, the Lost Coast, the Wrangell Mountains and the Alaska Range, some of the least visited and travelled areas of Alaska. Along the way you will see incredible photos of her route, learn how to prepare and make your way across this untracked, completely trailless and very remote wilderness, and get lots of ideas for your own adventure!

In their journey, Salomé and Ricardo paddled and hiked the length of the Tongass National Forest, the largest National Forest in the US, paddled across the famous Glacier Bay and walked along the Lost Coast in Glacier Bay National Park, an area that is barely ever visited, they followed the historic gold and copper trails from Cordova to Slana, across the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest National Park in the US. Finally they crossed the Alaska Range, from its easternmost edge to the boundary with Denali National Park.

Along the way they experienced breathtaking landscapes, crossed raging rivers, wide ocean bays without ever seeing a human. They had close animal encounters with bears, wolves, orcas and humpback whales, and were humbled by Alaska's beauty, remoteness and harsh weather conditions. They learned to evaluate risks at every step and sometimes also had to turn around and change plans.

The presentation will begin promptly at 7PM and end at 8:30PM with time for Q&A at the end. The event will be held on zoom. An advance ticket will be required to receive the zoom link to join the presentation - you can get your ticket here!

You can attend with a free ticket, but we hope that you will purchase a $10 or $20 ticket which will help The Mountaineers continue to deliver its volunteer-led hiking and backpacking programs, including events like this one! We hope you will join us!

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