Expeditions Alaska is a unique guiding company that shows you the real Alaska. I have done numerous day-hikes with this company, as well as other trips. Group size is usually limited to 5 or 6 people, which allows for a great deal of flexibility for the group. Expeditions Alaska include transportation from Anchorage to the start of the hike and back in the trip price, which is a great feature, not shared by any other guiding company operating in Wrangell-St Elias National Park that I know of.
As a long term Alaska resident, company owner and guide Carl Donohue has a wealth of knowledge about the areas on the hikes. No matter how many emails or phone calls I made to get questions answered, Carl was patient and extremely helpful. Carl's motto is "Safety First!" which I find very appealing. He goes through a thorough safety check prior to every hike (I don't always pay complete attention, but I've done more than 10 different trips with Expeditions Alaska).
I travel alone; Expeditions Alaska is a great guiding company to use if you don't have someone to travel with. It is not only safe, but great fun because the other tour members become your travel companions. I've made a number of great friends through these hikes, and often look forward to seeing them again on future trips.
The hikes themselves have a relaxed and often improvisatory nature; I find this fluid approach relaxing by contrast with more rigid schedules of other companies I've hiked with. The scenery is superb, and wildlife viewing is also generally good.
I highly recommend Expeditions Alaska. The hike descriptions on the website are very detailed and accurate. If you want a unique Alaska experience, this is the guiding company to use. In summary, I wouldn't hesitate to take another trek with Carl/Expeditions Alaska or to recommend it to anyone
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