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Imagine being dropped off by a tiny bush plane into a remote wilderness, knowing you are about to brave the biggest challenge you have ever faced. Todd Wells did just that when he led an exploratory kayaking expedition into the heart of the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska. He and his team members were only able to get to their destination at the headwaters of the Chitina River by being dropped off one at a time, with their kayaks strapped to the bottom of the plane. “I had paddled Class V with each of these paddlers before, but this … was probably the biggest challenge that any of us had ever faced,” Wells says. “Our goal [was] just to make it down safely in one piece. #BestJobEver
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PRODUCER/EDITOR: Carolyn Barnwell
VIDEO: Todd Wells, Brendan Wells, and Matt Peters
GRAPHICS: Chris Mattle

Kayaking Alaska’s Newly Discovered River Canyon | Best Job Ever

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