Backpacking in the snow.

Backpackers stop in a snowy pass, near Bremner Mines, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Just back in from a GREAT hike – Bremner Mines, in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, to Tebay Lakes. We had an amazing time, and loved nearly every second of the trip. We started a little hesitantly – our flight in to the backcountry was a day late, due to inclement weather, and when we arrived, things hadn’t seemed to be on the improve. We hit a good hail storm within 10 minutes of landing and heading off – so rather than ‘tent it’, we stayed the first night in a little bunkhouse cabin near the old mines, currently occupied by the Park Service archaeologist, Barbara, a delightful and knowledgeable lady who made our night a treat. The next morning the weather was marginally better, and by the time we hit the first pass, close to lunch, we’d already hiked through a small snow storm. Here’s the view of the group at the pass, Jodee, Geoff, Svetlana, Mike and Sergei, from left to right. I think they’re wondering ‘what the hell are we doing up here’, before we set off down the steep snowy slope – an adventure, for sure.

All up, the trip was fantastic, the scenery incredible, the hiking a good challenge, and the group wonderful – everyone really chipped in and made this a memorable hike.

I’ll post some more over the next week or so.



6 thoughts on “Backpacking in the snow.

  1. Carl Donohue

    Hey Mark,

    What’s ‘the Outsiders’?

    This was our little G6 summit – we had 2 russians, a Brit, an American, and 2 aussies, one of whom now lives in spain. And 3 of these people are dual citizens – a motley crew.



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