Diapers and pack rafts: A traveling family visits town


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Hig (wearing the hat) shows people the various gear his family and he uses during their treks and expeditions.

Erin McKittrick, author of “A Long Trek Home,” and her husband Hig, visited Petersburg to talk about their expeditions across Alaska and promoted her new book “Small Feet Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska.”

The latest book chronicles her adventures with her husband and two young children as they tour the landscape.

“Our life is somewhat made up of journeys and this book is a story of journeys,” McKittrick said. “It’s a story of some big capital J journeys up the Arctic coast and the Malaspina Glacier for a couple months and also smaller journeys, jo...

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