Choose from Four Options
- $445 for 5-day Donoho Lakes Glacier Trek backpacking adventure on June 11–15, 2014 ($895 value)
- $445 for 5-day Donoho Lakes Glacier Trek backpacking adventure on June 18–22, 2014 ($895 value)
- $445 for 5-day Donoho Lakes Glacier Trek backpacking adventure on June 25–29, 2014 ($895 value)
- $445 for 5-day Donoho Lakes Glacier Trek backpacking adventure on June 25–July 2, 2014 ($895 value)
The 5-day trek focuses on the fascinating world of glaciers, while also passing the Donoho Lakes which lie directly below the towering summit of Donoho Peak several thousand feet above. Explorers travel on three different glaciers and see crevasses, melt streams, moulins, melt pools and other glacial features, while also learning about the geological properties of glaciers.
Trek Alaska's owner, Greg Fensterman, originally fell in love with backpacking on a Boy Scout trip in New Mexico. He's been slowly migrating northward ever since. After six years as a Seattle-based mountaineer, instructing Pacific Northwesterners on everything from snow shoeing to winter camping, he ventured into Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias national park. He fell in love with its wild terrain and its resident mountain, Mount St. Elias, eventually penning Hiking Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park published by Falcon Guides. Its 18,000-foot peak is the second tallest in the United States, after the Michael Jordan head on Mount Rushmore.
Nowadays, Greg helms Trek Alaska, working with a team of other mountaineers to lead groups of four to five on backpacking jaunts through the park. The trips range from casual four-day excursions to intense nine-day treks that explore landmarks such as alpine lakes, glaciers, and other areas throughout Alaska, with trips available to suit explorers of all skill levels. Each one follows a pre-vetted route, but when Greg's alone, he loves adventure too much to stick to predictable plans. He prefers to hike uncharted terrain, which he does, sans tour group, at least once a year.