Here’s a list of gear I’ll be taking on the Lost Coast Bike/Packraft trip from Yakutat to Juneau, Alaska. The key to packing for any backcountry trip, is bringing only what’s necessary with little excess. Each piece of equipment must be utilitarian, and if possible, multi-functional. It’s fun to plan and put together a gear […]
Lost Coast route from Yakutat to Juneau. The USGS topo maps are Yakutat, Mt. Fairweather and Juneau. The scale is 1: 250000 and the magnetic variation/declination (the difference between true north and magnetic north) is around 29 degrees East.
In about a month, I’ll be meeting up with a companion for an adventure in Alaska. We’ll be using fat-tired bikes and small, inflatable rafts to travel the coastline (known as the Lost Coast) from Yakutat to Juneau. The seam of coastline is about 350 miles long and sandwiched between the moody Gulf of Alaska […]