A reunion on Kodiak (English version)

United States-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September / October 2005  |  by valesca schaefer

Alaska: off we go!

09/18

OK, all packed!
If it's not too windy we'll be dropped off by boat at the Spiridon river mouth. Then we'll hike upstream to the mountains and down on the other side to Old Harbour.

It's only about 40 miles and we have 12 days so it won't be too exhausting. The packs aren't too heavy either (50 lb and 60 lb) and we have plenty of food.

packlist: (unsorted and probably not complete)

camping:
sleeping bags
tent (with fly & stakes)
bed rolls

clothes:
socks, underwear
raingear, jacket
pants, shirts
gloves, hat

cooking:
stove, fuel canisters
pot with lid
utensils
cups, bottles
fire starter kit
grill
water filter

food:
freeze dried
oatmeal
cocoa mix
spices
bagels
drink mix
peanutbutter & jelly
honey
candy & chocolate
trail mix

other:
fishing rod / reel
maps, compass
headlamps
gun, ammo
bear spray
rope
vhf radio
camera
binoculars
fillet knife, leatherman
toiletpaper
first aid kit
sunglasses
extra batteries
handwarmers
towels
toiletries
duck tape
money

I'll let you know when we got back to civilization...

09/19

It was too windy today to go out with the boat. But it would have been a nice day for hiking as it didn't rain.
The weatherforecast for tomorrow actually looks pretty good so I think we might finally leave the lodge. If we don't make it we will be stuck here for several more days and then we might run out of time.
We decided to take a scheduled flight with Island Air on 10/01 from Old Harbour to Kodiak. We then leave Kodiak in the evening of the 4th.

© valesca schaefer, 2005
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The trip
 
Description:
I was lucky to get a cheap flight to Alaska where I want to meet up with my boyfriend Ian. He is working at a remote lodge on Kodiak. After the season ends we want to go on a wilderness hike.
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 11, 2005
Duration: 6 weeks
End of journey: Oct 20, 2005
Travelled countries: United States
The Author
 
valesca schaefer is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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