Last updated: November 25, 2020
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide for a pre-trip meeting in Kotzebue this evening.
Rendezvous at the hangar in the morning and then one at a time we’ll fly up the Kobuk and then into the rugged Baird Mountains. Our competent pilot will aim for your pre-determined and prefered landing area, but conditions on the ground and aviation safety will dictate the exact location of the camp. Some time will be spent shuttling gear on our backs from the landing area to a suitable campsite, But once camp is pitched, you’ll have the evening to settle into your surroundings, hike up a ridge or just gape at the awe-inspiring scenery.
May 21- 24
The joys of wilderness life are many. We have full days and long nights to enjoy the land, the change of seasons and with luck the wildlife moving through. Your guide is on hand to offer insight into natural history and wilderness safety. We can opt to hike all day and/ or night, or we can spend time in camp. The times is your to enjoy as you see fit.
The hum of the plane may be the first we’ve heard in days. When the pilot arrives to carry the guide, Gary, and Cinda away it can bring in a food resupply for Jake. The Arctic Wild trip is at an end but Jake will remain in the wilderness on his own and is scheduled to fly back to Kotzebue with Arctic Backcountry Flying on June 11th.