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New to the forum here and my first post!
Yesterday i took the first step to a dream i've had for many years and that's booking my flight to Alaska and more specifically, visiting Dick Proenneke's cabin! I'm beyond ecstatic!
I will be going the last week of August 2018. I arrive in Anchorage at 1am on a Saturday morning and plan to get a charter out as early as possible that morning. My flight back home leaves the following Saturday night at 9pm, so i plan to have the charter pick me up that Friday afternoon so i've basically have a day buffer in case weather doesn't cooperate.
The end goal is to spend time around Dick's cabin. So i am debating 2 routes. Either get dropped off at lower twin and spend a day or two casually hiking to Dick's place. Or option B, get dropped of at Turquois Lake and hike over the mountains to Dick's place. While i've done a great deal of reading what i can find about the plan B option (mostly on outfitters sites), i haven't found any maps that show the actual route people take. I know there aren't any trails, but i'd like to be able to visually see the path i would be taking so i can plan the days out and know what elevations/terrain to expect for each. The last thing i want to do is spend to much wandering the mountains and not get enough time at Dick's place.
Can anyone offer any advice?
FYI, i've sectioned hiked the southern portion of the Appalchain Trail so this won't be my first hike. I will be solo hiking however. I do plan to pack heat as well as have bear spray.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone and hopefully someday contributing something beneficial here!