Michael Engelhard goes on an Alaska yak hike with Alpine Ascents through the Talkeetna Mountains in southcentral.
About 87 percent of land in Alaska is public. It provides ample opportunity for recreation and habitat for wildlife. But it also stirs debates on how the land should be used.
People have swam, walked, and sailed across the Bering Strait, which separates Alaska and Russia with 56 miles of ocean.
Dick Griffith has trekked 10,000 miles of Alaska and the Canadian Arctic and is considered the grandfather of packrafting.
If you are going somewhere rugged and wild and need a camera backpack, check out gear editor Bjorn Dihle uses when he is guiding in Alaska.
Kachemak Bay State Park outside Homer has over 400,000 acres full of hiking trails, beaches, fishing holes, paddling routes, and other adventures.
Jon Devore catches air during the filming of The Unrideables: Alaska Range in the Tordrillo Mountains. Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool Jon DeVore has one of the most adventurous jobs possible. He’s been aerial coordinator and manager of the Red Bull Air Force for the last 17 years. Basically, he skydives and coordinates stunts for a living. DeVore was born in Colorado but grew up in Juneau after his parents moved there when he was a baby, a move that DeVore says he thanks his parents for every time they talk. “I think it shaped who I turned into,” he says. DeVore kept busy with many of the standard northern sports like skiing, snowmobiling and rock climbing. But he didn’t stop there. “I guess if you asked anyone who knew me, I was always seeking the adventure and adrenaline side of things,” he says. As a high schooler, DeVore and…
“WHICH WAY?” I shouted over the roar of the engine. Seth leaned forward, speed-reading the three-way split in the river that lay ahead. He gestured left.We both knew we had two chances to make that gooseneck turn into a six-foot-wide, three-inch-deep slot at 30 mph: slim and none.