Last updated: December 7, 2021
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet in Fairbanks at 4pm for a pre-trip meeting at the Arctic Wild World Headquarters.
We depart Fairbanks early and drive up the Alaska Highway, almost to the Canadian border at the village of Tok. Here we board a small plane for the spectacular flight into Wrangell St. Elias National Park (2-1/2 hour flight). We land near the glacier and set-up camp.
Day 2 - 5
Rafting the Nabesna River. Paddle rafts keep everyone engaged as we navigate this spunky glacial river.Inflate the rafts and prepare for a day on the river. Paddling northward we leave the glacier behind and enter a world of water and stone. Once out of the mountains the forests grow rich and thick, waterfowl fill the air and the river relaxes it’s pace.
Paddle the remaining miles into the village of Northway and meet our van for a ride back to Fairbanks.