By Monday, Andrew Skurka will arrive in Haines, Alaska, marking the midpoint in his epic, 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition. This means he has traveled roughly 2,350 miles—all by his own power via skis, on foot, and by packraft. Though he's trekked some 25,000 miles over his 29 years, Andrew readily admits that this has been his hardest challenge yet. We made him our Adventurer of the Year in 2007 for his 6,875-mile Great Western Loop expedition. While chatting with Andrew on the phone yesterday, he said that trek was like a walk in the park compared to his current endeavor. Luckily it's all the highs and lows have been documented in his blog posts.
Now it's your turn to get involved. Andrew has asked for us to help plan his halfway-point celebration in Haines. What should he do? Where should he eat? This guy has been in the Alaskan outback since March, he deserves to have a good time. So if you live in Haines, have been to Haines, or have a friend who can chime in, post your comments below. Let's make sure Andrew knows we're rooting for 2,350 more successful miles.
Photograph by Andrew Skurka