Last updated: December 22, 2021
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Day 0 - April is ideal
Rendezvous at the Arctic Wild headquarters for a pre-trip meeting and gear check in the morning. When everything is organized and loaded we fly north to the outpost of Coldfoot, where we meet our hosts and owners of Arctic Getaway B&B. After a short drive from the airport we settle into our cabins in this historic location and begin exploring. Save some energy for watching the Aurora tonight.
The adventure continues! Another short drive gets us to the trailhead where we meet the dogs and shuttle into camp via dog-sled. The trail is narrow and requires some steering but after a couple hours you arrive at camp which has already been set-up. When we arrive the the tents are warm and filled with the smell of good food.
Day 2 - 6
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 to Wiseman and the B&B for the night. This time you will have your own stories to share with our hosts who have lived in the Brooks Range for 30 years.
We catch the morning flight back to Fairbanks and shed our many layers. Who knew that Fairbanks was relatively warm? By early afternoon you should be un-packed and ready for the next adventure.