Our Next Chapter
Majestic Mountain Outfitters has seen many changes in scenery over the years. From the Alaska Range to our lodge in the Chugach, from Colorado to the Katmai, from Montana to the Wrangell’s. It’s about more than just hunting trips in a certain location. It’s about getting out into the woods, whether that’s by plane, 80 miles from the nearest town or a ride in the Death Wagon to the heart of a private ranch. It’s about the comradery of new and returning clients alike, the friendships forged, and the adventures had. It’s about the hunt of a lifetime.
2020 has been a year of changes and we have not escaped that trend. As we usher in the New Year, it is with excitement (tinged with a hint of loss) that we announce we will no longer operate in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve for dall sheep, moose, and grizzly bear. This was not a decision that was made lightly, nor did it have anything to do with the “pandemic.” It was a decision that has been on the back burner for years. With Caleb and Alyssa moving on to settle down and start their life in some exotic location and Joshua and Sarah taking a step back from guiding to start a family, run a publishing company, and write books, we knew it was a fitting time to turn the page.
So long Snag Creek.
It has been a great 20 years in the Wrangell’s and it will always hold a special place in our hearts, as it’s where both Joshua and Caleb started guiding and where we had multiple seasons as an entire family (wonderful daughter-in-law’s included) at camp. But life is about changes, and a time comes when people must go their own ways. Even good things must come to an end. We want to thank all of those who’ve joined us in those mountains for an adventure of a lifetime.
We’ve transferred both the Snag and Chisana concessions to Cabot Pitts of Alaska Wild Wind Adventures. Cabot is a great guide who runs a first-class operation and is our neighbor in the Katmai. He will take over the fall 2021 season in the Wrangell’s. Jeff will work with him this first season to help the transfer and aid in logistics on how we ran the concession. Talking with Cabot, we do not see any big changes to how he will operate that differentiate from what we did, but only time will tell. Joshua, Bryan, and Ben will return as guides for the 2021 season and maybe more after. We’re excited for this new chapter for both us and Cabot.
With these changes, we want to reassure you that MMO is a long way from closing its doors. We will still guide peninsula brown bears in the Katmai National Park and Preserve and mule deer, elk, and antelope in Montana. This is just the next phase in our business, the next chapter in the adventure Jeff and Cyndi started over 35 years ago, and they ain’t stopping anytime soon!
If you have any questions or want more information on what this means for our hunts, feel free to give us a call or send us an email.
Until the next time we see you in the woods,
-The Chadd Family