Last updated: August 29, 2023
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.
You’ll be picked up early at your hotel in Fairbanks and shuttled to the airport where we’ll catch a charter flight to Gates of the Arctic. We might make a stop in the community of Bettles to fuel-up or switch planes, but if the weather permits we will be on the north-side of the Brooks Range by mid-day. Once there we’ll set up a comfortable camp on the tundra next to the creej before heading out to explore.
Day 2 - 4
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. Other days we may stick closer to camp, allowing the opportunity to fish, search for wildlife, or simply enjoy the solitude and quiet.
Day 5 (or however long you want to stay)
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.