After packing everything we might need for the Summer out of Arctic Village, we met up with fellow Yukon Flats educator, Scott Brucker, and headed to the wilderness. Why you may ask, would I go from living in a dry cabin in a village in the middle of no where, to sleeping on the ground in a tent in the middle of nowhere?
This spectacular wilderness area was unlike any I've experienced in Alaska. High alpine tundra covering vast mountains of scree. Such different geology and topography from the Brooks Range to the North, and Alaskan Range to the South.
I would say this outing had two objectives. Get Scott out on his first trip, pack up the backpacks, lace up the brand new boots and go hiking. Secondly our first venture into the White Mountains I wanted a feeling for what they were all about. Success, both objectives were met.
And we even saw a Lynx.