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Amazing trip - Brown bears in the Fall Katmai National Park

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Reviewed December 17, 2014

I spent seven days with Carl at the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Carl's photographic expertise and knowledge of the eagle's habitat exceeded all of my expectations. Add in Carl's sense of humor and the entire trip becomes delightful! Pre-trip, all my questions were answered in a timely manner. I'm already planning my 2015 bear trip with Expeditions Alaska. Well done, Carl!

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Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Rod K
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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Hey Rod

Thank you, for everything. Great trip and again 2 more this year. And here's to some more down the road.

See ya again soon,

Cheers

Carl

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Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I spent 7 nights in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It was one of the best backpacking trips we have ever taken.
Pre-trip information provided by Carl was very pertinent. He responded to every phone call and e-mail answering whatever questions we had.
Our guide, John, was amazing. He was patient, caring, funny, made us feel safe at all times and was truly experienced in all aspects required of him.
The new friends we made on the trip made this adventure even more wonderful.
If we are fortunate enough to make another trip to Alaska; we will definitely be using Expeditions Alaska.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank sue c
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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

hey Sue

Thank you so much. John is a great guide, and everyone that goes out hiking with him agrees. Fantastic trip, and thanks for the positive and kind words. All the best.

Cheers

Carl

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Reviewed September 22, 2014

My experience with Expeditions Alaska was incredible. Our group was flown into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park where we hiked the Iceberg Lake to Bremner Mine route. The professionalism and expertise of our guide, John, was unsurpassed. Everything ran according to schedule with just enough flexibility to do exactly what we wanted to do. Carl's pre-trip information is right on and the Google Earth map views will have you anticipating, with excitement, your Alaska adventure until the day you leave. The beauty and vastness of Wrangell-St. Elias is awe inspiring. I can not think of a better way to experience the natural beauty of Alaska than to be dropped into a 13,000,000 acre national park by bush plane and spend 8 days experiencing the many different things it has to offer. Expeditions Alaska did an outstanding job!

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Brent K
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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Hey Brent

Thank you. John had a great time hiking with you guys, and I'm glad you all had such a cool trip. Amazing place, eh?

Thanks again

Cheers

Carl

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Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our trip with Carl earlier this year was simply AMAZING, and way, way exceeded our expectations. The Hidden Creek trip really did get us in to the Alaskan wilderness. We saw only a tiny part of the majestic Wrangell-St Elias National Park, but really felt we got to understand the essence of the Alaskan wilderness. As our guide Carl ensured everything (gear, transport, planning) was well organised and we were as safe as we could be. However I loved the way he didn't simply lead us in the traditional sense, but allowed each of us in the group to grow in a way appropriate for each individual. Carl has a deep respect and love for the land which showed in all his conversations and actions. This really added to the trip - as did his sense of humour which as kiwis we think is absolutely vital for a great trip. We may even get back to Alaska and would, for sure, do another trip with Carl and Expeditions Alaska.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Wendy B
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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Hey Wendy

When are you World Cup wining Kiwis coming back! :)

Thanks so much, I'm glad you had a great trip, it was a pleasure to hike with you both. Thanks for the kind words, it'd be a treat to hike with you again someday and show you some more of this astonishing place.

Cheers

Carl

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our aurora-hunting trip with Carl. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour. He's also very considerate, ensuring that everyone is well looked after. It is a great advantage having a guide who sees things from a photographer's perspective too and understands the issues and needs facing photographers. During our trip, our van broke down but Carl handled it in a very professional manner and organised for a replacement vehicle ASAP with minimal impact to our trip. We highly recommend Expeditions Alaska to anyone wanting to experience and photograph the northern lights. We're planning to return to Fairbanks next year for another aurora hunting trip with Carl.

Date of experience: March 2014
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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Hey Rena

Thank you. And 2015 was even BETTER!!! And wait til you get a chance for the polar bears, you won't believe how cool they are!

Thanks again!

Cheers

Carl

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