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Wish List Norway – Varangerhalvoya National Park

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2018 Winter Trip PREVIEW

Our next trip will be over the MLK Holiday Weekend.

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The Original Arctic Brotherhood Had Some Competition

The Arctic Brotherhood was not the first of its kind in the North. Several organizations formed in the early gold rush and pioneer days to meet the civic and social needs of the growing population. At that time there was … Continue reading

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2018 Adventure?

The planning stage has commenced and we will announce our 2018 Summer/Fall trip in late December (see the countdown clock at the top of the left column. A short winter trip is also being considered, but it will be to … Continue reading

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Sept 2017 – Capital Reef National Park

The guys decided to change it up this year and do something completely different…..we did technical canyoneering.  Click below to watch our video slide show of our 2017 adventure to Capital Reef National Park.  We couldn’t have done it without … Continue reading

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Dec 2016 Canaveral National Seashore Park

Click above to watch the photo slide show of our brutal trek of the Canaveral National Seashore Park. 2016 was a very weird year for the Brotherhood.  We had planned on taking a big stretch and 5 of us were … Continue reading

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Oct 2010 – Paria River/Buckskin Gulch

Thanks to a small blurb that he read in Backpacker Magazine, Don researched and planned a late fall trip to one of the longest slot canyons anywhere.  The Paria River starts in lower Utah and ends at the Colorado River … Continue reading

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Aug 2009 – Kootenay National Park, BC – The Rockwall Trail

This was our first full international trip.  We met up with from friends that we met on the Chilkoot Trail back 4 years earlier.  The Rockwall Trail is considered by some to be the most beautiful trail in all of … Continue reading

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Mar 2009 – Guadalupe Mtns NP & Carlsbad Caverns NP

This short spring trip kind of popped out of nowhere.  If memory serves correctly, Don happened to notice a bargain on airfare to El Paso, TX and he quickly designed a trip around that.  Although it was only a 4 … Continue reading

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Sep 2008 – Grand Teton National Park – The Teton Crest Trail

We originally had 5 of us for this trip but we lost Kevan and Dave at the last minute for different personal reason.  The idea for the tackling the Teton Crest Trail actually started the year before when Don & … Continue reading

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