Last updated: January 30, 2017
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet at the Arctic Wild headquarters for a pre-trip meeting and gear check at 4 pm.
Fly from Fairbanks north across the Yukon River to Arctic Village. Then transfer to a smaller plane for the final leg of the journey into the Sheenjek River Valley, where we will set-up camp a short distance from the landing area.
May 6 - 9
Full days to explore this remarkable part of the world. The weather and our moods will determine our activities. Skiing, hiking, camp-craft, wildlife viewing, perhaps even fishing. With 24 hours of light our imaginations are the biggest limit to our activities.
We break camp and marvel at how much the land has changed during our short week in the wilderness. Then we listen for the hum of the bush plane, likely the first we have heard since we were dropped off, and then fly back to Fairbanks in stages, arriving in time for dinner. (Weather permitting)