Last updated: March 17, 2016
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide for a pre trip meeting at 4 pm in Fairbanks at Arctic Wild headquarters.
Fly north from Fairbanks across the Yukon River and on to the Brooks Range. Transferring to a smaller plane, we fly deeper into the wilderness and land near the headwaters of the Etivluk. After unloading the airplane and carrying our gear to the river, we will make camp on a nice gravel bar with views of mountains all around.
Aug 16 - 21
We break camp, inflate and load the rafts, then head downstream. We will alternate exciting paddling days on the river and relaxing layover days when we can explore our surroundings with day hikes, fishing, discovering old Eskimo sites, or just relaxing around camp. The time is yours to do as you wish. We will provide guidance, natural history knowledge, safety precautions, and encouragement to explore this vast and wild landscape. There will be plenty of activity for those who want it, and plenty of relaxation for those who prefer cloud watching to peak bagging.
We spend the morning listening for our plane. When it arrives, we load our gear and head towards Fairbanks. A hot shower is in order.