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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The Magic of a Camping Checklist

(blog post, October 13th, 2014)


"Wait, did anyone grab extra socks for the kids?"

"Are we sure we're not forgetting anything?"

This is how every backpacking trip used to begin. We volleyed stressed out questions back and forth from opposite ends of the room, a whirlwind of searching surrounding the pile in the middle of the floor. But it didn't have to be that way.

This year, I've discovered the most wonderful piece of camping technology. A checklist. You know, a piece of paper (or in our case a Google Doc), that one can mark with an X each time a thing is complete....  Read More


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