A year ago, my friend Sarah and I decided to take a 2-month backpacking trip around Alaska. It was amazing to take that much time off and I am so glad I did it when I did.
I still have a ton of stuff coming out from the trip. Tons more video aside from this and some blog posts sharing more info. In short, Alaska is beyond incredible and definitely exceeded my expectations. It was a place and a trip that has been on my mind ever since I left. Not only were the landscapes stunning, but my favorite part of the trip were the amazing people, strangers that took us in all over the place. We were so lucky to have made new friends all along the way. We hitch-hiked over 20 different times, tent camped over 30, couch surfed, and a few nights at hostels.
Since then, I have been way to caught up in life, work and the usual semi fresh out of college adult stuff. So much so I completely forgot about this timelapse film I put together. So I figure what better day to release then on my birthday today! A year ago today, we were deep in the Denali National Park and Preserve backpacking units, celebrating my 25th and popping Champagne which we packed in (and out).
This list could definitely be bigger and sorry for the over tagging, but honestly couln’t have done what we did without these amazing people who took us in and companies.
Jussi Ruottinen Photography and the whole REI crew, you guys are the best!
Dan Bailey Photo
Talkeetna Air Taxi
Era Helicopters LLC, Denali Park, Alaska
Seward Helicopter Tours
Saltwater Excursions, LLC
The Talkeetna Hostel
The 20+ strangers and some now friends, you know how you all are, thanks for everything!
And last but not least Rhino Camera Gear (Honestly the best and lightest motion controlled + rail out there, especially for backpacking) Induro Tripods, Vü Filters, Lexar
Music by the one and only James Everingham Music (http://www.jameseveringham.com/)
Huge thanks to Facet by Tastemade for supporting me on this trip. Be sure to download the app to see a behind the scenes look at the entire trip, daily videos: http://facet.com/boards/alaska-tobyharriman
Another big thanks to Adobe Creative Cloud for supporting me as well. We put together an photo story focused on the glaciers from all over Alaska. Pretty sure I fell in love with glaciers, check out the piece here: http://slate.adobe.com/a/8qJbn/