008 Bretwood “Hig” Higman and Erin McKittrick

Bretwood “Hig” Higman has a PhD in Geology and his partner Erin McKittrick has a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology. 

Together Hig and Erin are known for trekking long distances in Alaska by foot and packraft, including a one-year trek from Seattle, Washington to the end of the Alaska Peninsula, approximately 4,000 miles. 

In 2013, Hig and Erin journeyed approximately 800 miles around the Cook Inlet with their two children, Katmai (4) and Lituya (2).  Katmai walked every step of the journey.

Erin has authored four books about their adventures including Mud Flats And Fish Camps.  Together they run the non-profit, Ground Truth Trekking.  They can be found at www.groundtruthtrekking.org

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering on the the trail building crew this summer in Alaska with Hig and Erin, you can contact Hig at hig314@gmail.com.


NOTE: I’m currently behind on podcast episodes (SURPRISE) due to living an awesome life in Alaska far away from computers and WIFI!   As a result, I’m going to be streamlining my podcast release process which, unfortunately, means that I will be including less information in the show notes.  Please let me know if you miss the show notes terribly.  Otherwise the next several episode descriptions will look very similar to this one.

I hope that you continue to enjoy my conversations with the interesting and awesome folks who I am fortunate to meet in my journeys.

Cheers, Abe.

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