Although the calendar said it was the end of winter and the start of spring, Alaska clearly wasn’t paying attention. Nathaniel and I got a later than expected start (which we will find will actually become our norm) and we had to ski through a windy and dark -40F to make it to our first cabin. We only dared stop for mere moments to sip hot tea from an insulated bottle (our water bottles, though in an insulated pouch, had frozen solid) and split a large chocolate muffin. Yes, it was wicked cold at times and the wind was often howling, but it was beautiful. The photos (see more by clicking on this photo) and the video below will never do that beautiful landscape justice. But, come have a look and make this journey with us as best as we can share it.
If you’re looking to head into the Whites for your own adventure, contact:
Collin Cogley – BLM
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