Last updated: November 25, 2020
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guides for a pre-trip meeting at 4pm at Arctic Wild headquarters in Fairbanks.
Fly from Fairbanks, over the Yukon River and then further north, over the spectacular Philip Smith Mountains, to our put-in on on the Canning River. We will set up camp and inflate our rafts in preparation for the next day’s float.
August 6 - 13
We will spend our time floating from the headwaters of the Canning to the northern edge of the mountains. Along the way we will have as many as three layover days to enjoy day hiking, fishing, or just hanging around camp, enjoying the solitude and quiet. The hiking is fantastic the entire length of the river and wildlife can be found at any time. There are hard hikes and easy strolls from each camp. Only your imagination limits the adventures we can have. On our travel days we will paddle for about 6 or 7 hours. There is a bit of fast water but also plenty of stretches where we can watch the sky and scan the mountains for wildlife.
Pack our gear and await the arrival of our bush pilot, who will land on a long gravel bar. Weather permitting, we will fly back to Fairbanks in time for a late dinner.