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Hiking at Serpentine Hot Springs

Serpentine Hot Springs – Bering Land Bridge National Monument

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DATES

June 7, 2018 - June 9, 2018
region

REGION

Western Brooks Range
price

TRIP COST

$$

The Bering Land Bridge looms large in our imaginations as a place of human migration and, in days long past, habitat for mammoths and tigers. The area is still rich in wildlife and a wonderful area to explore. Join us for two nights where hot springs emerge from the tundra and ice age relics like musk oxen abound.

TRIP DETAILS

Last updated: June 21, 2018

Itinerary

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

June 7

Meet your guide at our pilot’s hangar in Kotzebue for an orientation/ gear check at 8:15 am. Fly south down the Baldwin Peninsula, around Kotzebue Sound to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Arriving mid-day we have time to set up camp before embarking on the first of several hikes on the tundra.

June 8

A full day to enjoy Bering Land Bridge National Park. We will visit the hot springs, hike the volcanic landscape, explore the rock formations that dot the tundra, and watch the variety of birds and wildlife. With constant daylight, energy and imagination are the only limits to what we can do.

June 9

We have the bulk of the day to explore Bering Land Bridge.  Late afternoon we will hear the hum of the propeller and scan the sky for the plane which returns us to Kotzebue in time to meet with the group going on the Kokolik River the following day.

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

DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Transportation starting and ending in Kotzebue, food while in the wilderness, stoves, cooking & eating utensils, water filter, base camp tent, safety & repair gear, professional guide service.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Lodging, meals in Kotzebue, personal clothing and gear, photographic equipment. Gratuity for guide and/ or pilot.

WEATHER & BUGS

Temperatures vary dramatically in the Arctic. Temperatures will range from the 30s to 60s. Cold rains and snow are possible, but we get plenty of sunny weather this time of the year. This is prior to mosquito season but bring a small bottle of DEET repellent just in case.

RECOMMENDED READING

Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner, Last Light Breaking by Nick Jans, The Brooks Range by Alaska Geographic,  People of the Noatak by Clair Fejes, The Last Giant of Beringia by Dan O’Neill. 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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