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The 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic
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Maia Jordan
(maia) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
The 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic on 08/28/2012 21:41:49 MDT Print View

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The 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic

Michael Sirofchuck
(mr_squishy) - MLife

Locale: Great White North
high packs on 08/29/2012 13:07:31 MDT Print View

I had a similar experience to yours in an earlier AMWC using a Mountainsmith pack that was long and narrow and tall - it repeatedly got caught in brush and created problems a lower profile pack would not.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: tall packs on 08/29/2012 17:06:32 MDT Print View

Tis true; my pack is great for scrambling and wending through krummholz and lodgepole forests. The horizontal alder punished me hard. It would have been better to take my PFD out of the pack and straps it to the outside.

Daniel Paladino
(dtpaladino) - F - MLife

Locale: Northern Rockies
Epic on 09/07/2012 20:36:56 MDT Print View

Another intriguing look at one of the toughest adventure races on earth. Always a pleasure to publish material like this Dave! Keep it coming.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
The 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic on 09/07/2012 21:32:37 MDT Print View

Dave, thoroughly enjoyed the write-up. I've read a fair bit about the Classic in the past and this article paints a worthy picture of this year's event as well as providing a potential view into the future. Thanks as always for sharing.