Colorado to Alaska 2016 - Minus33® Merino Wool Clothing

Colorado to Alaska 2016

As my first real backpacking experience the 4700 mile journey from Steamboat Springs, CO to Prudhoe Bay, AK was a trial by fire.  Starting in the middle of May on 8 feet of snow, I began the trip that would have me finish in snow on October 1st at Alaska’s Arctic coastline.  From the high ridgelines and rugged peaks of the U.S. and Canadian Rockies, to the strong currents and unpredictable weather on the mighty Yukon River, and North through the Brooks Range of Alaska.  The trip was a fabulous expression of not only the grand beauty of the wilderness, but what we can all be capable of.


4700 miles, Colorado to Alaska, from snow, to land, to water, and back to snow. Over the course of four and a half months, I had all the weather that one could imagine. Minus33 kept me warm when it was wet and cold, cool when it was hot, and smell free when I finally made it to the next town. It was a journey that really put a beating on all of my gear, but when it was all done the products I had from Minus33 were still in great shape, to be used another day, for another adventure.


Meet Trevor

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minus 33 merino wool clothing, winter snowboarding, outdoors, merinoholic TrevorI grew up in Houston, Texas, and anyone who has ever been there knows, that saying there are limited outdoors opportunities is an understatement. But being born in Colorado, and living the first few years of my life here, I guess I have the mountains in my blood. After making a return to the colorful state, I decided to try to make up for lost time.


In the winters you can find me skiing in the Vail area, and storing away funds for my summer adventures. Which include my most recent traverse across the Great Himalayan Trail’s High Route, that took me from the Eastern to Western borders of Nepal. As well as last summers trip from Colorado to Alaska, where I went 4700 miles from Steamboat Spring to Prudhoe Bay, by hiking, biking, and paddling. Not to forget my first adventure, which I consider my entry into the outdoors, a raft guide on the Arkansas River.
I am always looking for the next big adventure, the next great test out in the wilderness that I can challenge myself with.

Favorite Minus33 Product: “I think that in any adventure, versatility is key, making the Ticonderoga Lightweight Crew my go-to.”

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