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The team making its way downriver through the largest coastal mountain range in the world. The Alsek's flow would grow to more than 130,000 cubic feet per second by trip's end, more than 10 times the typical release flowing through the Grand Canyon.

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Scenic Overdose Syndrome on Alaska’s Alsek River

Outdoor writer Eugene Buchanan shares his experience on a 12-day float down Alaska’s Alsek River, which cuts through the heart of the Yukon’s Kluane and Alaska’s Glacier Bay national parks.


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