Backcountry Hiking

When you truly want to get away from it all, WAY away from it, there is the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska. Few more remote places can be found. Here, 120 miles above the Arctic Circle, we are flown in to a remote wilderness to survive with our wits, the gear on our backs and the water around us.

With us is a native Alaskan who will show us that back country camping doesn’t have to mean hardship- especially when it comes to tasty meals or comfortable sleeping.

Fall is a special time of year in the Gates as it is witness to the great caribou migration. Hundreds of thousands of caribou move south from the arctic tundra for the coming winter. We were luck enough to witness caribou in groups of up to 50, and smaller groups were as curious of us as we were of them.