September 30th marked the end our third hostel season. Each year brings excitement to meet the courageous travelers visiting Alaska. From solo travelers bicycling south to Argentina, to mountaineers climbing the tallest mountain in North America, many arrive because something within them beckons. It’s a familiar voice for outdoor enthusiasts — Alaska’s majestic and raw wilderness is at it’s heart. There are no guarantees in the wild and everyone who hikes in the backcountry must be willing to take some risks. The dangers are real, but with them come beautiful gifts that make a lasting impact on our lives.
For travelers whose first hostel experience was Base Camp Anchorage, we hope we left you with a positive impression of a community driven by social exchange and love of nature. This wouldn’t be possible without the joyful spirits who came to work at Base Camp Anchorage. We are grateful to Corey, Jake, and Britanie for creating a nourishing and welcoming space for travelers. We are also appreciative to our volunteers who gave their time and energy to keep the hostel clean and comfortable. It’s a long list but we thank Nathan, Adrian, Claire, Nessa, Katherine, Patrick, Nicole, and Cooper.
Lastly, we send an abundance of appreciation to our guests who stayed with us this summer. Many of you became our friends and part of our family. We wish all of you continued joy on your journeys.
Throughout the winter we will continue sharing stories of traveler’s adventures in Alaska. Until then, may your journey of exploration, insight and wonder continue wherever you find yourself!
Base Camp Anchorage hostel
We started our hostel season a few weeks ago with a celebration and special performance by the Bergamot. An Indie folk pop band duo based out of New York, Jillian and Nathaniel have been touring the country sharing their beautiful music. With over 12 years experience singing and writing music, they have created a special synergy in their performances. We were honored to have them perform at our hostel while on tour in Alaska. Check out a brief video below of their performance with us and visit their website at www.thebergamot.com
The end of October completed the end of our second season as Base Camp Anchorage. We smile when we think of the amazing people who came through our doors. Many stories were shared and friendships created. A positive community of travelers has much to teach us about our love for the earth and each other. I send along my gratitude to Nate, Tim, and Eric for creating and fostering a community of kindness, generosity, and passion for Alaska. There were many others who were a regular part of our family, we send an abundance of appreciation to Anya, Valerie, Megan, Petr, Eric, Emily, Jessie, Norah, and Bernard. Quyana, thank you, to all travelers for choosing to stay with us. We will continue to share stories of Alaska and travelers experiences during the off season.
Happy trails !!!
Jonathan joined us early this summer to be part of the Base Camp family. Our goals were to make sure staff had an abundance of opportunities to explore Alaska’s back country and share it with our guests. Jonathan took full advantage of his days off to explore the mountains and upon returning he generously shared and guided travelers on their journeys. Many travelers are appreciative of your presence here, you kept the place polished and shared your stories. You are an essential piece of the Base Camp Anchorage family. Thank you Jonathan, best wishes on your journey south.