Skolai Pass to Wolverine – Shurmer Party

A continuation of Greg Fensterman’s Trek Alaska Blog concerning our 2009 trek.

Russell Glacier

Sometimes I have to take a break from winter in Alaska and reflect on some of the great backpacking trips we did last summer.

I had a wonderful time on a trek from Skolai Pass to Wolverine Mountain in late July. It was a great crew headed up by Rob Shurmer who had three of his former students in tow –  Harry, James and Andrew.

We dropped into Skolai Pass for the start of our trek on a sunny day and headed east towards the Russell glacier. We had to do a bit of scouting around to find a good campsite but came up with a nice one overlooking the glacier. A short hike after setting up camp took got us up close and personal with this impressive glacier.

Guide Scott gives some map reading assistance

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