Last updated: August 17, 2019
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 our travel companions, 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 charter flight to the bush village of Bettles in the southern foothills of the Brooks Range. From there we’ll load our gear into a small float plane for the hour-long flight across the mountains to Agiak Lake. Once there we’ll set up a comfortable camp on the tundra next to the lake before heading out to explore.
July 28 - 30
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 Agiak Lake and the Brooks Range and take a few last photos before boarding the float plane for the trip back to Bettles and on home to 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.