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Walking from Seattle to Alaska

Erin McKittrick and her husband Bentwood "Hig" Higman are going for a very long walk. The couple is leaving their home in Seattle, Wash., to embark on a 4,000-mile trek along the Pacific Coast through Anchorage, Alaska, ending at Umimak Island. They expect it to take nine months. They will walk, hike, raft and ski along the way. And Weekend America will catch up with them at points throughout their journey.


  • Walking to Alaska: Is it Really Over?

    The stove and skylight of the yurt.

    We've spent over a year on the trail of Erin McKittrick and Bretwood "Hig" Higman. The couple started walking from Seattle to Alaska in June of 2007, and we've been checking in on their progress. Last time we caught up with them, the couple had ended up in Seldovia, Alaska. We invited them onto the show for one last hurrah and to look back at what their trek has taught them.

  • Washington to Alaska: Stopping off in Juneau

    Weekend America has been following Erin McKittrick and her husband Bretwood "Hig" Higman's walk from Seattle, Wash., to Unimak Island, Alaska. They are walking to bring attention to environmental issues. It's a 4,000 mile trek and will take about nine months. We'll check in to see how the couple is holding up.

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