Only a few rivers originate in Canada and flow through the coastal mountains in Southeast Alaska and on to the sea. These are the Stikine near Wrangell, the Unuk near Ketchikan, the Chilkat in Haines, and the Whiting. How many of us have heard of the Whiting River?
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The most challenging terrain Vance Culbert and Guy Edwards crossed in their 1,200-mile ski trip from Vancouver to Juneau wasn't on the map. It was in their minds.
As experienced backcountry skiers and mountaineers, they and the others on the expedition were well-prepared for crevasses, ice falls and rivers. They'd carefully planned food for their six-month traverse of the Coast Mountains range. But nothing could prepare them to live with each other and their own thoughts day after day.
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