GUIDED ALASKA Inactive Private Trips

Camping in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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DATES

July 2, 2018 - July 5, 2018
region

REGION

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
price

TRIP COST

$17,500 total, starting and ending in Deadhorse

There is no place quite like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when the sun shines day and night on the endless rolling tundra, and the frozen ground bursts with flowers and bird song. Let us help you experience and capture the Arctic Refuge this July.

TRIP DETAILS

Last updated: August 11, 2018

Itinerary

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

TBD

Meet your guide for a pre-trip meeting in Fairbanks at Arctic Wild’s world-headquarters. 

 

July 2

Your guide will depart Fairbanks in the morning and after the plane drops them off at Sunset Pass the plane will (weather permitting) fly to Deadhorse to meet you and fly you to the camp at Sunset Pass. Once we have all arrived, we will make camp and enjoy the first of many hikes.

July 3- 4

Each day will bring its own surprises.  The hiking will be varied from soft tundra to long gravel bars to rocky slopes. With luck there will be caribou and other wildlife to enjoy near camp. The camping is excellent and the scenery unbeatable.

July 5

Pack up early and begin listening for our airplane. When it arrives you will fly west to Deadhorse where the trip concludes. Your guide will fly back to Fairbanks.

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 in Deadhorse, to the Arctic Refuge and back to Deadhorse

Food while in the wilderness

Stoves, cooking & eating utensils

Professional guide service

Select Rental Equipment is available through Arctic Wild at no additional cost

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Non-camp lodging

Non-camp meals

Personal clothing and gear per our Equipment List

Gratuity for guide

WEATHER & BUGS

Expect a variety of weather. July tends to be mild by arctic standards. Expect temperatures to range from in the 80’s down to freezing. Snow is always possible. Bugs could be a significant issue on this trip. DEET and a head-net are essential.

RECOMMENDED READING

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Alaska Geographic; Naturalists Guide to the Arctic by E.C. Pielou; Being Caribou by Karsten Heuer; Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez; Caribou & the Barren-Lands by George Calef; Fifty Years Below Zero by Charles Brown; Midnight Wilderness by Debbie Miller; Seasons of Life and Land by Shubanker Banjeeri; Arctic Wings by Stephen Brown. 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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