What You'll Get
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.
About Trek Alaska
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.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must be 15 or older. Must sign waiver. Airfare and lodging outside of adventure not included. Round trip transportation from Anchorage to McCarthy not included. Must provide personal camping gear including pack, sleeping bag, and clothing. Call before purchasing for full details. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.