Story last updated at 5/2/2012 - 1:02 pm
A group of eight UAS Outdoor Studies students, led by program head Forest Wagner, trekked across the Juneau Icefield April 12-17. Travis Haskin and Samantha Becker assisted. The group flew with Ward Air to the base of the Matthes Glacier, eight miles from the Canadian border, on April 12. Over a ten-hour period the following day, the 5,800 feet Exploration Peak was climbed.
On April 14, the group began an approximately 30 mile ski back to Juneau, walking off the West Glacier Trail on April 17 after skiing across and up the Taku Glacier, and then descending the South Branch of the Mendenhall Glacier. The group enjoyed beautiful camping, excellent skiing, and wonderful company - all accented by perfect weather.
Participants were Chelsea Bomba, Bradford Chadsey, Miles Gayton, Kaytlin Roberson, Tom Schwartz, Julia Stouber, Nicole Tarcsay and Michaela Twarog.