Last updated: February 27, 2023
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Rendezvous at the Arctic Wild headquarters for a pre-trip meeting and gear check with your guides.
We will pick you up bright and early, loading into our truck for a 1 hour drive to the trailhead. We’ll stop to take in the views of the rising mountains. At the trailhead we will cover some safety basics, then we take off along the trails, gliding through the winter wonderland to a handmade log cabin on a bluff above the river.
Our host make us welcome and settle us into various guest houses and wall tents. After lunch we will explore on foot and by dog-team.
Deeper into the wilds. Load the sleds, hook-up the dogs, warm-up the snow-mobiles, bundle up and get ready. It takes about 3 hours to get from the homestead to our base camp. Tents were set up earlier and firewood was cut so once we arrive we can get settled into the routine of camp life.
March 20 - 22
Each day brings its own adventure and surprises. Your desires and the weather will dictate the schedule. Wildlife sightings quicken the pulse and the process of learning to work with the dogs is immensely rewarding. Tents are kept warm and there is ample and delicious food. If you prefer to relax in camp and watch the snowy landscape from the comfort of a warm tent, enjoy! If you prefer to spend the whole day on the trail discovering one new vista after the next we are delighted to take you over the horizon. When the day’s adventures are done we have excellent chances to see the Aurora dancing green and red above the mountains while the dogs howl in the arctic twilight.
Our final morning in camp and time to say goodbye to the trails and vistas you have grown to love. Then it is back on the sled for the run back to the road. Kiss your favorite dog goodbye and then head back towards civilization. We encourage you to spend a few extra days in Fairbanks to enjoy more winter time activities like the ice carving championships.