The Brooks Range is the most remote and undeveloped mountain range in Alaska and an ideal location for long term backpacking and river expeditions. The mountains provide superb backpacking amongst showy wildflower blooms, large mammals such as grizzlies and Dall sheep and unique geological features including large areas of limestone unlike most of Alaska's shale-dominated mountain ranges. The mosquitoes are notoriously bad in northern Alaska at certain times of the year so accurate and detailed advice with respect to expedition timing is critical. In addition, there are no facilities, signs or trails in the Brooks Rangeso local knowledge of exactly where to plan your expedition is key.
Each Custom Backcountry Plan includes:
Personal expedition planning to help you choose the optimal destination, seasonal timing and route for your expedition
Custom 1:63,360 scale USGS topographic quads with complete expedition route & alternates marked (Except digital format plans which include one digital 1:250,000 scale USGS topo)
Complete wildlife & plant species lists plus geologic & native cultural information specific to your destination
Detailed descriptions of Alaskan backcountry camping techniques including cooking & sleeping with grizzly bears, emergency communication with bush planes, crossing glacial rivers, avoiding impassable terrain unmarked on maps, navigation in trailless tundra, and much more
Complete personal & group gear lists with Alaska-specific information on first aid & safety
All Backcountry Plans are available in digital format
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All digital format plans are emailed in Adobe pdf format. For all paper versions of backcountry plans, we offer free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping with delivery confirmation. For photos and cards we offer free first class postage. Email or call for Express shipping quotes. All international orders may incur extra shipping costs- please email us your city and country for a shipping quote before all international orders.
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