Last updated: November 12, 2018
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide for a pre-trip meeting in Haines, AK. Lodging on your own.
Right from the start you know you are in for a spectacular flight! After climbing out of the Chilkat Valley we quickly find the ice fields and jagged peaks of Glacier Bay National Park. Then (in good weather) we get breath-taking views of Mt. Fairweather and north into Canada’s Kluane Park. After an hour of flying we descend and land right on the beach. In perfect conditions you can hear the glacier cracking from our first camp at the edge of the trees and the sun setting over the Pacific.
We have three full days to explore this remarkable place. This leaves ample time to day-hike, beachcomb, bird-watch, and relish the wild beauty of the place. Approach the ice of the glacier? Hike inland for mountain views? Search the beach for glass fishing floats or whale bones? Cast a line in a clear creek? Hike the forest prime-evil and nap in a bed of moss? The week is yours to enjoy the wilderness as you like. Your guide can advise, lead, educate or leave you in peace to enjoy the surf and forest.
Weather permitting, our pilot arrives mid-day for the flight back over (through or around) the mountains and back to Haines. It is worth spending a few extra days in Haines after your trip to allow for weather delays and to enjoy the friendly town.