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Packer Expeditions - Day Tours

Skagway, AK, USA
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About Packer Expeditions - Day Tours
Packer Expeditions offers day hikes on wilderness trails not accessible by road, a sea kayak trip on a lake in British Columbia combined with a scenic ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, and guided and catered backpacking on the world famous Chilkoot Trail.
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Storyteller558896 wrote a review Yesterday
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I booked the Laughton Glacier Hike & White Pass Train Expedition blindly not knowing what to expect. The expedition itself (aside from the train ride) went well beyond my expectations. Our guide Canon did an INCREDIBLE job of stopping along the way and explaining the various plants (some edible) and the history of the forest and Glacier. While the hike was challenging for someone who hasn't hiked in years, there was never a moment that I questioned what I was doing. The sites, education and ultimately standing on a glacier are something I will never forget. With reference to the train ride - it was a beautiful and comfortable way to begin and end the expedition. I highly recommend hiking shoes. I was on a cruise and their brochure stated tennis shoes were okay, and while ultimately, they worked, I found myself wanting a better grip on the wet and or rocky ground below me from time to time. Definitely take up the guides recommendation to borrow one of their trekking poles. A great big thank you goes out to their guide Canon. He made sure we were all safe but also challenged us to take those extra steps to get to a destination that I fear only a few of us will be privileged to see in the years to come due to global warming.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Jan wrote a review Aug 7
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4 days, 3 nights backpack trip to Chilkoot Pass and back with wonderful guides!!!! Fed us REAL food (none of that salty dehydrated stuff), Tri-tip fajitas were phenomenal. They are well prepared, backcountry trauma trained, knowledgeable and a whole lot of fun. Took great care of us. Arranged a special raft ride at end of trip to make up for not traveling through to Canada (border remains closed). I am a 50+ year old, single woman and would not hesitate to walk back into the woods with Josh or Ryan. They know their stuff and know how to love life.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Dianne wrote a review Jul 2022
Woodcroft, Australia5 contributions
My daughter and I set off on a scenic train ride with Erin and Ben to the start of our hike to the Laughton Glacier (on the Laughton Glacier and White Pass Train Expedition). Both guides carried extra poles, rain pants and jackets and lots of snacks which we enjoyed at various times of the hike. Before we set off they made us sandwiches which we ate when we arrived at the glacier. This was a truly unique experience which was a highlight of our Alaska tour. Ben and Erin worked so hard to make the hike well paced and educational. They were friendly but professional, patiently answering our questions and pointing out interesting sights.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Mimi wrote a review Jul 2022
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions
We had a great adventurous experience along Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike with Paige, Scott, Shed ..our hiking guides, they were professional, friendly, and informative.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Sean Y wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a last minute cancellation of another excursion we were doing in Skagway. After a few calls and so much help from the team at Packer Expeditions, we landed on a helicopter tour of the laughton and denver valleys, hiked up to see the laughton glacier, and road the train back to town. Overall, we had the best last minute change to the trip and appreciated the professional and quick response to a last minute change. Thank you Kate and Ben!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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