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Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
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spelt with a t
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: Thank you. on 10/31/2013 00:05:11 MDT Print View

This was excellent. Congratulations on your planning and hard work culminating in success. Thank you, too, for your write-up. A story well worth sharing, and you told it well.

Sean Heenan

Locale: Southeast mountains
Inspiring on 10/31/2013 06:13:20 MDT Print View

Great trip, I'm getting off the sofa and going to the mountains for a hike.

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Holy Cr@p on 10/31/2013 09:24:25 MDT Print View

My jaw is still dropped. What a journey! You're an amazing woman.

Edited by HairlessApe on 11/04/2013 09:50:22 MST.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Gates, of the Arctic on 10/31/2013 09:27:59 MDT Print View

Thanks for a most excellent trip report. You are one amazing young lady.

(tagiam) - MLife

Locale: PHX
Thanks for sharing. on 10/31/2013 10:52:44 MDT Print View

Simply awesome. And, a well written story.

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
Awesome is not too big a word to use! on 10/31/2013 15:48:30 MDT Print View

Maybe the best trip report I have ever read on BPL, thanks!


Locale: Western Michigan
The last step of one journey is the first step of the next. on 10/31/2013 16:45:04 MDT Print View

You are one tough and adventurous young lady that any grandpa would be proud of!

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain."

Slow Walker

Jeff Gerke

Locale: Utah
Great Article on 10/31/2013 21:24:54 MDT Print View

Very impressive! That is one of the best articles I have ever read on this site.

Kristin Tennessen
(ktenness) - MLife

Locale: Sierra Nevadas
Wow on 10/31/2013 22:37:30 MDT Print View

Kristin, you are amazing. Thanks for sharing your story. This is one of the best articles I've read, ever. I am so proud of you. Thanks for the inspiration.

Francis Tapon
(ftapon) - MLife

Locale: Earth
Going all in on 11/01/2013 07:02:36 MDT Print View

Alaska is the only US state that I've never been to. When I go, I want to follow Kristin's footsteps. No quick drive through Denali NP. No, go all in.

I love the mosquito pic. I've sent it to all my African friends who claim that there's "a lot" of mosquitoes where they live! Ha!


Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Incredible. on 11/01/2013 07:28:19 MDT Print View

This is inspiring me to get out and backpack again!

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 11/01/2013 08:12:20 MDT Print View

Virtual high-five KB Gates! Ok, ok, I admit it: You're not a greenhorn. Hope the dogs are treating you well!

Dena Kelley

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
Fantastic write up. Thank you! on 11/01/2013 12:24:53 MDT Print View

I'm a fellow Alaskan and have seen a good portion of our State including some of the area you were in but never by hiking it and I loved your write up. Well done, and kudos to you for having the courage and perseverance to do a hike like that. You are amazing.

Shawn Bearden
(ShawnB) - F - MLife

Locale: SE Idaho
Fantastic! on 11/01/2013 14:10:07 MDT Print View

Thank you so much for sharing your adventure. Awesome and inspiring. Congratulations!

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 11/01/2013 14:14:55 MDT Print View

What an epic journey. Definitely one of the best trip report articles I've read on BPL. Way to go!

Sparky Millikin
(smillikin) - MLife

Locale: Vermont
Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse on 11/01/2013 18:32:55 MDT Print View

Truly inspirational, Kristin. One of the best I've read on BPL. Thanks so much for sharing.

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
wow on 11/02/2013 16:38:44 MDT Print View

Thank you for sharing your epic journey. You must feel amazing!

Brad Branan

Locale: Sacramento Valley
Well done! on 11/03/2013 01:45:20 MDT Print View

Wow. Bravo!

Jeremy Rardin
(JearBear) - F

Locale: Cumberland Trail
Beautiful on 11/03/2013 11:26:07 MST Print View

What a beautiful journey!

Dana Sherry
(dsherry) - M

Locale: Southwest
thank you. on 11/04/2013 20:52:56 MST Print View

Agree with the other comments. Quite inspirational, enjoyable and such an admirable accomplishment. Well written and fun to read. Wish you the best.