Above is a remarkable 7 Day backpacking adventure in the Alaskan Wilderness, guided by ultra hiker Andrew Skurka.
This is the kind of stuff I currently dream about, as I lack the financial resources, physical endurance or the time commitment to do something like this. But, I admire people who can do this, and I eventually plan to go beyond “day hikes” and do at least a nice weekend backpacking trip somewhere in the mountains around Southern California.
What’s awesome is that this band of ultra backpackers do pretty much everything from river rafting to skiing down snowy slopes to chance encounters with bears.
Great video. A nice music. I love the acoustic version of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”.
Anyway, I highly recommend Andrew Skurka’s book, “The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide”. It’s such a well put together book with lots of glossy photos and tons of hiking and backpacking tips.