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Maia
(maia) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/29/2013 22:34:30 MDT Print View

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Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/29/2013 23:05:13 MDT Print View

You are Amazing!

This is the essence of living.

Thank You.

Edited by greg23 on 10/29/2013 23:06:54 MDT.

Andrew F
(andrew.f) - F - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/29/2013 23:22:48 MDT Print View

Bravo Kristin! I heard about your trip here on BPL from Peter Vacco and followed along on your blog. I was hoping you'd write it up at some point so I could live vicariously through your adventure. The courage to go out there - WAY out there - by yourself, for so long, is worthy of recognition. This one belongs in the same rarefied air as Skurka's Alaska-Yukon Expedition or Dave Turner spending 34 days alone on Cerro Escudo. My hat is off to you.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Re: Brooks Range on 10/30/2013 01:53:05 MDT Print View

Awesome

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Brooks Range thru on 10/30/2013 04:51:44 MDT Print View

Congrats. Just all sorts of awesome pictures.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/30/2013 09:05:55 MDT Print View

Well Done!!

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear) - M
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/30/2013 09:37:57 MDT Print View

Wow, simply wow. Thank you so much for sharing.










(and, i feel i've just fallen in love in many ways)

BER ---
(BER) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Brooks Range on 10/30/2013 09:48:38 MDT Print View

Wow. Bravo!
Envious and in awe...

Richard Cullip
(RichardCullip) - M

Locale: San Diego County
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/30/2013 09:49:08 MDT Print View

Wow! What a great hike and well told tale.

Chad Lorenz
(ChadL) - MLife

Locale: Teton Valley, Wydaho
Congrats! on 10/30/2013 10:00:36 MDT Print View

What an excellent adventure! A great reminder that "the dream" needs to be big enough to fill the landscape, and that those places still exist.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Congrats! on 10/30/2013 10:09:41 MDT Print View

One of the best articles I've read here at BPL. Well done!

J J
(jraiderguy) - M

Locale: Puget Sound
Thank you on 10/30/2013 10:17:56 MDT Print View

for a beautiful story and for sharing your adventure with us.

Edited by jraiderguy on 10/30/2013 10:19:04 MDT.

Joshua Welbaum
(jshwelbaum) - M

Locale: Northwest
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/30/2013 10:22:29 MDT Print View

Wow. Thank you.
Joshua

Phillip Asby
(PGAsby) - M

Locale: North Carolina
speechless on 10/30/2013 13:09:59 MDT Print View

well that was an extraordinary read. Just an amazing journey - thank you for sharing it with us! It is a trip I cannot even imagine tackling.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Good stuff on 10/30/2013 14:21:50 MDT Print View

As I plot my escape from my beige box, this was inspiring to read. :)

Manfred Kopisch
(Orienteering) - F - M
Thanks for the great trip report on 10/30/2013 16:55:11 MDT Print View

Kristin,

It was very inspriring and encouraging to read your trip report. The Brooks Range is one of the next hikes I'm targeting. I won't be able to take off more than three weeks (may be max four), so a complete traverse is most likely not in my near future. Watching Buck Nelson's (he is also a BPL member) video about his solo 1000 mile traverse of the Brooks Range and reading your trip report makes me want to grab my backpack with my Alpacka and go.

Congratulations on a great adventure!

Manfred

Mark Helmus
(markhelmus@gmail.com) - MLife
Engrossing on 10/30/2013 17:01:05 MDT Print View

You are courageous and resourceful. How about a book?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/30/2013 17:47:52 MDT Print View

A brilliant trip. For those who can't access the article you can read her detailed blog entries here,


http://kristingates.wordpress.com/

Thanks again to Peter Vacco for telling us about her journey earlier.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=78934

Edited by kthompson on 10/30/2013 18:00:47 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 10/30/2013 17:57:37 MDT Print View

One of the best ever shared on BPL!

Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
Thank you. on 10/30/2013 21:28:46 MDT Print View

I too was in Kotzebue this summer. A group of us paddled the Kokolik River with high hopes of seeing lots of caribou and muskox. Hiking across the tussocks well pass midnight planted the seed of hiking the Brooks Range some day. You are an inspiration and I need to seriously give thought to this seed.