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.
Last updated: June 21, 2018
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lodging, meals in Kotzebue, personal clothing and gear, photographic equipment. Gratuity for guide and/ or pilot.
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.