On August 24, 2006, seven men from Denver, Colorado, set out on an eleven day backpacking trip to explore the remote Alaskan Wilderness. On their trip, they had interactions with unusual people, encounters with apex predators, and created memories that will last a lifetime. Not to mention, they were only living off of the items, which they could carry in their backpacks. This book, which features the true accounts of Edward James Shelton, describes the trip and highlights those experiences in a way that will capture those memories for many years to come.
I'm an avid outdoorsman who has tramped around the mountains of Colorado hunting, fishing, camping and yurting. I'm an accomplished fly fisherman who loves the single-mindedness of watching your fly float with the river's flow, I lose myself entirely to the activity and forget all the worries of living. When I was presented with the idea of going North to Alaska I was thrilled beyond belief and kept looking forward to the day. What is most incredible is that the anticipation, the sleepless nights and preparations were more than rewarded by the most unbelievable Alaskan adventure. I have a great marriage, two sons, Jesse and James, who are the fun in my life and I hope to be able to share my knowledge of the outdoors with them.