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Off the Map: Alaska

Off the Map: Alaska

Become a true wilderness adventurer in America’s last frontier. Embark on the camping trip of a lifetime. Learn to thrive while camping in the remote Alaskan wilderness, hike to see breathtaking views, ice climb on the Root Glacier and packraft among icebergs. Whitewater raft down the Matanuska River before experiencing the Kenai Peninsula where you will see whales, otters and sea lions.

Departure Dates

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No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile

Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Below is your packing list, and for those of you looking for some extra guidance on what to bring, check out the packing guide for this program.

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CARRY-ON

A 25-30 Liter is ideal as this will also be the daypack you use during most daily activities.

  • ID or Passport (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Refillable Water bottle – Required
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Change of clothes
  • Hiking boots – water resistant and must have ankle support
  • Medication
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
CHECK LUGGAGE

A 50-75 liter backpack (with rain cover) is recommended, large enough to fit all your clothes and gear. Suitcases/wheeled bags are not suitable on this program.

Key Points to Remember

  1. You will be carrying your pack throughout the program so bring only what you need and be prepared to wear clothes multiple times throughout the trip!
  2. Non-cotton layers are vital to ensuring your warmth and comfort, as cotton does not insulate or dry quickly if wet — stick to synthetic blends and avoid cotton blends if possible.

Clothes

  • Mid/Heavyweight Socks (2-4) – wool socks are best as they’ll keep your feet warm when wet
  • Lightweight socks (5-6) – wool socks are best as they’ll keep your feet warm when wet
  • Underwear (14) – women consider bringing 11 synthetic pairs and 3 cotton pairs. Synthetic material doesn’t breathe as well as cotton.
  • Thermal top and bottom base layer: (1 pair)
  • Hiking pants (2 pair)
  • Shorts (2 pairs)
  • Mid-layer bottoms (1)
  • Waterproof/rain pants
  • Shirts (8-10)
  • Mid-Layer tops (2, fleece)
  • Mid-weight coat
  • Waterproof/rain jacket
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat with brim/visor
  • Warm hat
  • Head net
  • Gloves
  • Quick dry towel
  • Bathing suit

Optional Items

  • Scarf
  • Hand/foot warmers
  • Trekking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Bandana
  • Unscented Deodorant
  • Razor/shaving

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • Lip sun protection, SPF 30+
  • Bug spray with DEET
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts and solution (if applicable)
  • Wet Wipes

Miscellaneous

  • Sleeping bag (0-20°F / -18 to -6°C)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries