Takahula Lake just off the Alatna River on the final day of the trip. Takahula Mountain in the background.
Adventure Scientists team members, Ricky Jones (Technology Manager), Gregg Treinish (Founder & Executive Director), and Mike Herring (Board Member), spent ten days backpacking and packrafting in remote areas of Alaska to collect data for the Wild and Scenic Rivers project.
Due to the remote and wild nature of the landscape in Alaska, many of the Wild and Scenic Rivers there have unassessed or unknown water quality, making the state a priority area for data collection. Adventure Scientists’ federal and state agency partners will use the data to preserve water resources that support wildlife, recreation, fishing, and human communities.
Here, Ricky, Gregg, and Mike share highlights from their August trip, including grizzly bear encounters, grueling hikes with 70 pound packs, and surprising water quality results.
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