Last updated: November 25, 2020
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide in King Salmon for a pre-trip meeting at 6:30.
Fly from King Salmon to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes and land on the edge of the plains. Once camp is set-up we can hike and explore the fascinating landscape.
We have a full day to explore the mountains and crater. The weather and your desires will dictate the events of the day but with the variety of landforms and the dramatic scenery, it is bound to be an amazing day.
Pack-up camp and listen for the plane. If the weather is good it is a quick ride back to King Salmon where you switch to a float plane. Then its back into Katmai for a couple hours of bear-viewing at Brooks Falls before re-boarding the plane for the flight through the mountains to Twin Lakes.
September 10 - 11
Two full days to explore around Twin Lakes. We will bring a couple of pack rafts with us so we can go out on the lake if the weather allows, and we can certainly head into the high country up among the boulders and Dall sheep. Also of interest is Dick’s cabin so we will make the walk along the lake shore and visit this historic site.
A float plane lands on the lake and we load ourselves and gear into it. Take a last photo and enjoy the quiet before our short flight to the town of Port Alsworth, Population 160. The plane brings us to The Farm Lodge run by the Alsworth Family and right on the shores of Lake Clark. From our base at the lodge you can explore the town, hike to the nearby falls, go to the park’s visitor center or just sit by the lake and take in the views
Mid-morning fly to Anchorage via the spectacular Lake Clark Pass, where the trip concludes.