Last updated: February 19, 2024
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide(s) for a pre-trip meeting at Arctic Wild headquarters in Fairbanks.
We catch a charter flight to Gates of the Arctic first thing. The flight might make a stop in the community of Bettles to fuel-up or switch planes, but if the weather permits we will be in the heart of the Brooks Range by mid-day. Once there we’ll set up a comfortable camp on the tundra next to the creek before heading out to explore our wilderness home.
August 6 - 7
Each day in the backcountry brings something different. Some days we will take day hikes to explore the glacial cirques, nearby alpine lakes, or wander the high ridges. Another day we may stick closer to camp, allowing the opportunity to fish, search for wildlife, or simply enjoy the solitude and quiet.
Weather permitting, we’ll say a final goodbye to Gates of the Arctic and the Brooks Range before boarding the plane for the trip back south. If the weather cooperates and all goes as planned we’ll arrive back in Fairbanks in time for dinner and well-deserved showers.