Reviewer clichés like “page turner” and “cannot put it down” come easily when describing The Bond - Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington.
After the winter of 1897 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began requiring people on the Chilkoot to carry an outfit of at least 2,000 lbs.
On many occasions a Robert Service poem recited in the tent or by the campfire helped finish off a good day on the trail.
It was late Sept. 1995 and my Newfoundland dog Charlie and I had earlier crossed the dam at the outlet of Eklutna Lake at its south end.
Granite Creek continued due north and I could see where it would become enclosed within steep banks a few miles farther upstream.
May through November are the recommended best months to hike the Butte. Even though it receives sunlight in April, there can still be snow.
The most intriguing thing is that no matter the obstacles, harsh conditions, adverse weather or natural disasters, life always seems to find a way.
I later learned that Caribou Creek itself has a waterfall at about Mile 5 that blocks hikers, skiers and bikers. Obviously, ice climbers did not an obstacle
The sun was bright and warm on March 22 of this year as I hiked along a 20-inch-wide, snow-packed trail toward Byron Glacier.
While in knee-rehabilitation mode throughout February and March, I know of many others taking advantage of this incredible stretch of clear weather.