Last updated: September 27, 2022
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
We’ll have a pre-trip meeting at Arctic Wild headquarters at 4 pm the afternoon before our departure where we’ll meet each other, discuss wilderness safety, check gear, and discuss the next day’s logistics.
You’ll be picked up early at your hotel in Fairbanks and shuttled to the airport where we’ll catch a flight north to the Nunamiut village of Anaktuvuk Pass in the heart of the Brooks Range. From there we’ll load our gear into a smaller plane for the hour-long flight across the mountains to our gravel bar landing strip. Once there we’ll set up a comfortable camp on the tundra next to the river before heading out to explore.
August 24 - 27
Each day in the backcountry brings something different. Some days we will take day-long hikes to explore the glacial cirques, nearby alpine lakes, or wander the high ridges. Other days we may stick closer to camp, allowing the opportunity to fish, search for wildlife, photograph the nearby surroundings, muse over the archeological sites or discover the wilderness on your own. The weather and the groups desires will guide our activities.
Weather permitting, we’ll say a final goodbye to Gates of the Arctic and the Brooks Range and take a few last photos before boarding the plane for the trip back towards Fairbanks. If the weather cooperates and all goes as planned we’ll arrive back in Fairbanks in time for dinner and a long hot shower.