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    Dylan Cembalski

    Dylan C Ipi
    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Joe Kluberton

    Kluberton Sm
    Alaska Operations Manager, AK Yak Treks

    Simply the trip was amazing. Love the rain, love the cold mornings and hot chocolate. Love the hike and the company. Loved the isolation. The logistics were great. I hope to find another trek in your portfolio to do. THANKS!

    Arriving at Moon Shadow Lake
    Looking back towards the Talkeetna Mountains and Sheepback Lake
    Lupines and Trekkers
    Crossing a valley while en route from Yak Camp to Lake Camp
    Morning trekking from Lake Camp to Beaver Camp
    Yak Camp
    Trekking from Sheepback Lake to Yak Camp

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