So I've lived in Alaska my whole life and consider myself an avid outdoorsman. I've dwelled in fishing, hunting, winter sports, etc. the thing is that I just got myself a nice new fancy Canon camera and I am having the itch to go hike and explore some stuff. thing is that besides Flattop, Powerline Pass, and a few small hikes on the penninsula I haven't utilized what Alaska has to offer.
That being said...I WANT IN! I am pretty sure I have most everything for outerwear and baselayer clothing so the main thing i need is a good day pack and some footwear for an entry level guy. I'm 6'2 about 230 lbs so will need something pretty stout I'd imagine. Not looking at spending an insane amount of money but do want something that will hold up for awhile. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, if anyone is willing to bring a newbie along for a hike I'd be game. Although I have spent a fair amount of time outside in AK, I do not have extensive back country experience. that being said I would prefer to not go alone. I work a pretty normal work schedule so I'm free on weekends. I'm willing to pick people up and drive or meet up somewhere and go from there. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.