Ken Leghorn has been guiding wilderness trips in Alaska since graduating from college with a degree in biology in 1978 and moving to Juneau. He was the manager/co-owner of Alaska Discovery until selling the company to Mountain Travel Sobek in 2000. Ken helped launch the Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association and formed a local non-profit, Discovery Southeast, now in its 21st year of providing nature education to youth. Ken was chair of the statewide Alaska Conservation Foundation, became the founding executive director of the Juneau Community Foundation, and now serves on the board of Audubon Alaska.
In addition to launching this new outfitting service to Pack Creek, Ken continues to guide for Mountain Travel Sobek from the Tongass to the Arctic. He lives year-round in Juneau with his 15 year-old daughter, Yana (who took the photo on our Home Page banner of the Pack Creek bear last July). In the winter Ken can usually be found doing something ski-related, either as an instructor or helping expand the Nordic trail system. Ken is almost always available by email and is happy to return messages from his cell phone – see the contact information at right and get in touch!