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Category Archives: Photo Gallery

Katie Guest: A love for water never dies.

A love for water never dies. A story by Team USA Triathlete Katie Guest Story and Photos | Katie Guest Some athletes describe something called the “flow state”. It is described in many ways but is essentially a mode in which a person’s muscle memory and body can do a […]

Hydrologist for the National Park Service

Packrafting Lake Clark National Park as a Hydrologist for the National Park Service Story by: Sam Carter After months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, I finally made it up to southwest Alaska in June of 2020.  I was privileged enough to get a job with the National Park Service, working […]

Photo Essay – Queets River Packrafting

Queets River pack rafting. Photo: Benj Wadsworth

Queets River Photo Essay by Benj Wadsworth A semi-professional outdoor adventure and landscape photographer, Benj Wadsworth captures images on his off-the-beaten-path adventures around North America. He skis, kayaks, packrafts, and hikes from his home base in Seattle, Wash., and he carries a camera with him everywhere. “My photos attempt to […]

How to Lose 100 Pounds & Turn Into an Adventure Photographer? (Hint: Move to Canada & Buy a Packraft)

"Still, crystal waters allowed us to enter what is called the "Valley of the God's'.On this gentle shoreline we stood in awe at the stony giants that protect this vast body of water. Paddling here, to this place, that is only accessible by boat, you forget about the outside world beyond. Here it is only about the moment, the feeling of being in such a magnificent place; this is all that matters." ~Spring McClurg

Leigh & Spring McClurg Made Drastic Changes to Their Sedentary Lives, Moved to Canada, Learned How to Adventure in the Wilderness, & Became Successful Adventure Photographers — Here’s How… We are featuring photos by the McClurgs all this week on Instagram. Follow us! The Happy Outdoor Nuts Self-described storytellers, outdoorsy nuts, […]

Madagascar by Bike & Packraft – A Photo Essay

Alpacka Raft Photo Ambassador (& All-Around Badass Whitewater Boater) Casey Fulton Shares His Madagascar Bikeraft Adventure in Photos Photos & story by Casey Fulton. Follow Fulton on Instagram, and check out the Alpacka Raft Instagram feed all this week (August 6-10) to see additional photos. I love staring at maps and […]

30 Years in Alaska – A Photo Essay by Philip Tschersich

A Photo Essay of Kodiak & Other Parts of Alaska Photos & captions by Philip Tschersich Philip Tschersich has called Kodiak, Alaska home for almost 30 years. He has traveled extensively throughout the Kodiak Archipelago on foot and by sea kayak during that time. About five years ago a friend […]

Adventure Bikes and Whale Bones – Bjørn Olson

Skull Cliffs: Kim McNett deflates her prototype packraft on the northern end of the Skull Cliffs. This series of miles-long cliffs was the last obstacle the team had to circumvent by packraft before being able to ride their fat-bikes to their final goal, the summit of Alaska, Utqiagvik. 

In the summer of 2017, four Alaskan adventurers, Bjørn Olson, Kim McNett, Daniel Countiss, and Alayne Tetor, set out from the village of Point Hope and fat biked and packrafted to the northern-most community in the United States, Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow). Photos and captions by Bjørn Olson.

Employee Trip Profile – Molly Harrison & Crew Explore the Brooks Range by Raft

Spending time in the far northern reaches of Alaska was my first experience in the land of the midnight sun- which never fully set, meaning we had a complete 24 hours of daylight. Golden light blanketed the surrounding mountains as a rainbow arced through the sky over our first night's camp at 11:30pm as we went to bed, and we were able to sleep and wake at any point in the day as our daytime travel was unlimited. On this morning on the Ivishak we woke to socked-in mountains, a grey sky with low visibility of our surrounding peaks, and a strong headwind. I planned for a slightly miserable day on the water, which quickly turned into one of the most scenic experiences I’ve had in the backcountry. Photo by Tyler Marlow. 

This summer, Alpacka Raft Customer Service Rep Molly Harrison and four close friends trekked 160 miles through the Brooks Range “There is still wild country left to explore, and we saw the tiniest piece of it up in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”