Down to some specs.
I’ll be heading up to Barter Island on June 16th, 2018 (+/- 2 days). With climate change, people are claiming this to be the polar bear capital of the United States. From there, I will have a short paddle across the Beaufort Sea which is part of the Arctic Ocean. I will walk by the highest mountains in the Arctic Circle of North America. Undetermined for years, supposedly Mount Isto is the highest peak in the range. My first resupply will be 177 miles at Arctic Village. My second resupply will be in Coldfoot after hitchhiking a little over 60 miles. The third resupply will be at Anaktuvuk Pass. A little over 600 miles in, I will be stopping and supplying at Ambler. Resupply stops after this will be Kiana, Noorvik, and a possible stop in Kotzebue if supplies get low. Then I will be off to Buckland angling towards Brevig Mission. Eventually, I will be ending the trip of a lifetime in Nome, Alaska.
Pre-Brooks Range Training
I have a couple things on mind to train for the Brooks Range expedition. With having the skeleton of this trip planned, I’ll be able to focus more on gear and techniques.
(1.) My main thought is finishing up my 2nd Triple Crown. OR
(2.) My second option is breaking the self-support speed record of the Arizona Trail.