Photos: Traversing the Juneau Icefield

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Britney Ooman and the evening sundog.

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All steam ahead with huge packs and sleds. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Forest Wagner eats his Pasta Premavera Mountain House at camp. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Bird finds our camp in a white out. Left: Seth Classen. Middle: Danika Ingersoll. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Me and the boys hanging out in the snowcave to avoid wind. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Just arriving to the dog camp. Our travel has some to an end. We did it. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Britney Ooman pets dogs at dog camp to conclude our traverse. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Timmy Woo, left and Seth Classen right leading the group on the first leg. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Playing follow the leader in snow blizzard white out. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Unloading onto the Meade Glacier by sky plane. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Eva Bingham forgot to cover her hands. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Jacek Maselko's plane stands by while we have a snack break. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Forest Wagner checking out the route. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Britney Ooman, Matt Roda, Rylee Landon, and Jason Colon skinning with blue skies. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

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Dinner time consisted of hot water and cold feet. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

Description

The University of Alaska Southeast Outdoor Studies Program has a yearly leadership capstone trip to compile all of the skills learned over the year. This year’s capstone trip was a traverse of the Juneau Icefield from Haines (Meade Glacier) down to the Mendenhall; around 70 to 80 miles. Read more online at juneauempire.com.

Photos by Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire

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