Ground Truth Trekking

Alaska Coal

Heart of Alaska


Mine Movie

Pebble Mine

Ground Truth Trekking is based on the belief that expeditions to see what's on the ground help us learn about important issues. We combine that "ground truth" with "researched truth," using our scientific backgrounds along with our adventures to come up with something we hope will further the conversation about these issues in an entertaining and informative way.

In addition to our ongoing expeditions, we're working on a number of projects to spread information about natural resource issues in Alaska.  If you like what we're doing, please support our expeditions and our work!

 Books and Movies

Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home and Family on the Edge of Alaska (book)

A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft, and Ski (book)

Journey on the Wild Coast (full-length movie)

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In the Big Classroom

(blog post, August 5th, 2014)


...I paused, legs wide straddled, thumbs hooked through pack straps, my back arched just soagainst the aching weight of a six hour shuffle.

“Hey fairy-girl! Are you coming?”

“I’m coming! Wait mama. Waiiit!” Lituya ducked out from behind the trunk of a cottonwood, sprinkling a handful of grass seeds on the ground. She came in a rapid patter of little sneakers, and a high-pitched musical narration....  Read More


And check out some of the latest Ground Truth Treks:Tracing the Heart of Alaska Where the Heck is Donlin, and Life on Ice.

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