Autumn Base Camp – Strohm Custom

Autumn Base Camp – Strohm Custom


September 2 - 7


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)


$3,600/ person when combined with the Fall Kongakut Rafting trip



September 2 - 7


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)


$3,600/ person when combined with the Fall Kongakut Rafting trip

When summer ends and autumn grips the landscape, there is no finer place to be than the south slopes of the Brooks Range near treeline. With the tundra bursting with color and the peaks white with termination dust, we can spend our time hiking, exploring, and searching for wildlife.



Last updated: June 22, 2017


What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.

Septmeber 2

Your companions from the Kongakut are headed back to the busy world. Once they are on the way, you board your own plane and head into the heart of the Brooks Range.

September 3 - 6

Four days to savor the Brooks Range and all its moods. Your guide will be available to lead hikes, share knowledge of natural history, or if you prefer he/ she can leave you to your own thoughts and experiences. There are several small peaks near to camp that make good all-day hikes, plus numerous side drainages to explore. With luck small bands of caribou may be streaming down the valley and we usually see sheep in the area

September 7

Listen for the plane while packing up camp. If the weather is good the pilot will arrive mid-morning for the flight back south to Fairbanks. Change your socks!

Such a joy to spend days where time was meaningless.  A wonderful adventure and I would like to return next year for a longer, more challenging trip.

You mentioned to me in an email that you have terrific guides - you do indeed.  Dave is a superb guide. He is personable, knowledgeable about the Arctic, and has excellent group management skills. I appreciated the time he spent teaching me to read the map, which is not easy without trails.   He allowed Adrian and me to hike at our own pace and he encouraged all of us to explore the area surrounding our campsites. I know the others would concur in my praise.

- Sandra, California, USA



Transportation beyond Fairbanks, food while in the wilderness, stoves, cooking & eating utensils, water filter, safety & repair gear and professional guide service. Rental equipment is available through Arctic Wild and is included on custom trips. See full equipment list.


Lodging, non-camp meals, personal clothing and gear, fishing gear, and fishing license. Gratuity for guide.


Weather this time of year is often cool and stormy, though we can get some awesome clear crisp weather too. Precipitation is generally light, and it’s fairly easy to keep comfortably dry. Because it’s the arctic and September at that, snow is always possible and you can expect temperatures to range from the 20s to the 60s. Because of the cool weather, mosquitoes should be absent.


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Geographic; Being Caribou, Karsten Heuer; Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez; Caribou & the Barren-Lands George Calef; Arctic Wild, Lois Crissler. More Alaska reading is available from our Bookstore.

"The wilderness was spectacular, the leadership perfect."
"I am just finishing my tenth trip with you guys. As always, the trip was more than I expected and I had a great time. See you next year!"
"Of all outfitters with whom we have worked (and that is quite a number), you were by far the most organized and responsive."
"That feeling of wide open wonder, the possibilities for nearly limitless wandering, and the image of those proud caribou...that will stay with me a long time"
"Our guide was an encyclopedia on legs. He was always willing and ready to teach, to talk, to listen, to do another hike, or to lie low in camp if we were beat. He truly gave us the trip we wanted!"
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