Before Going Abroad – Discover America

It perplexes me why so few Americans delve much into the out of the way places of this spectacular country where pockets of micro-cultures still exist. Besides the major attractions of say New York, D.C. and (ugh!) Orlando, and the personal favorite summer spots on the Eastern Shore or in the Smokey Mountains,  most regions…

Alaska Requires More

No one “deserves” wilderness, but we need it. Visiting Horsfeld is not about coming for the sake of a “fun” vacation. In fact, there will be parts of the experience in its immensity when the word “fun” does not come to mind. The trips do hold a rawness to them, whether it is the long…

Trek 2014 – Alaska 17 July to 4 Aug

OVERVIEW OF SUMMER 2014 TREK: This summer we return to the rugged back-country of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (the largest in the United States) for an eighteen-day backpacking and fishing adventure like no other. If you’re looking for a true wilderness experience, this is it. The mountain wilderness of Wrangell-St. Elias  stretches across an…

Alaska Trek 2013 – Reflections/Trip Summary

Presently, I will be writing up a report of our expedition. I especially welcome reflections, comments, and contributions from all who participated in Alaska Trek 2013. It’s always great to read read multiple perspectives of the experience. Please feel free to post comments or email me directly at awocalaska@gmail.com. I also compile a book of…