“This is my first time in interior Alaska and it’s just
phenomenal. It won’t be my last time, that’s for sure.”
- Andrew Aughenbaugh
I met Augie, in a very hilarious way… By being stuck in a
ditch in the largest National Park in the country.
I cannot begin to capture the relief I felt when this big
truck with a towing rig right on front and Maryland plates, pulled
up to my rescue.
Augie had been on the road for three months, driving all the
way from Maryland to Alaska, tent camping every night.
I was shocked when he told me that.
He has biked, canoed, hunted, camped, explored, fished and
adventured his way all across Canada and Alaska, and he wasn’t
About 7 minutes in, Angie talks about what he brought with him
on his 3 month trek and he’s agreed to share his contact info with
you so that you could reach out to him with any adventure or gear
related questions, seeing as he is WAY more experienced with the
rugged adventuring than I.
He also reached out to me just a couple of months ago and told
me about a book he’d just released about his adventures. You can
find it on Amazon by searching
Following The River's Current
At the end of this interview, after the outro, I included a
little treat. Apparently I was recording a bit about the bumpy road
when I was run off the road by an RV and ended up in that ditch… it
seemed pretty relevant and it cracks me up every time I hear it, so
I put that short audio at the end.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this interview with my Wrangell
Let’s jump in!
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