Last updated: March 5, 2020
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide(s) for a pre-trip meeting at 4 pm in Anchorage.
We begin our trip in Anchorage, where we load our gear into the van and drive one of the most scenic roads in Alaska. Our destination is Chitina, a small and historic mining town about a seven hour drive from Anchorage. We spend the rest of the day rigging the rafts on land and learning safety procedures. We will launch the boats, but not paddle far on the first day.
Day 2 - 6
We wake, eat a hearty breakfast, and launch our rafts on the powerful Copper River. We’re on our way! We have about 80 miles to go and five days to get there, We’ll be on the river up to 6 hours a day, stopping several times to stretch, fish, snack, hike and explore. There will almost certainly be a “layover” day to hike and enjoy the mountains and lots of time for exploring and relaxing every day.
We reach our take-out and are shuttled to Cordova, where we spend the rest of the day exploring this quaint fishing village. We will stay in a local hotel (price included) and dine in one of Cordova’s fine restaurants (not included).