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Here’s to the Good Times at the Golden Saloon in McCarthy, AK – July 2016 Before our bush flight into Solo Creek we spent quite a night at the Golden Saloon in McCarthy. The food and the band was great. We happened to run into Greg Fenstermann, owner and head guide from Trek Alaska who…

Note to 2013 Alaska Trek Participants

Peter, Alec, Malcolm, and James: Hopefully your adventure trekking has continued straight through the summer and this letter finds you both well and engaged with something extraordinary. From what I know of some individual plans, I gather none of you has let the moss grow since we returned from Alaska. I wanted to take a…

Need Last Minute Gear – The Boy Scouts Can Help

If you’re still looking for some gear items and do not wish to break the bank at REI or Hudson Trail, The National Capital Scout Shop of the BSA is a good option. The shop is located at 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. This is an especially good place to find good hiking pants (look…

On Wilderness Education

Published in the St. Albans Bulletin, Winter 2011 It is late morning and still on the chilly side of 60 degrees, but the rain of the previous week has gone and the dreaded black flies have yet to make an appearance. Lush green cottonwoods surround us and ascend the snow-capped mountains, still thickly shrouded in…

You Can Now Follow AWOC on Twitter

Somewhat against my own philosophical inclinations, we’ve decided to take AWOC into the realm of the tweets. You may now follow us on Twitter at AWOCwrangel. Off course, it seems somewhat counterintuitive to expect electronic updates  from a wilderness expedition and we may need some time getting used to the whole tweeting thing, but we thought…