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 Pacific Coast of Katmai. Once camp is set up we can hike and explore the fascinating landscape in search of bears.
We have a full day to explore the beach and meadows. We expect to see bears feeding in both areas. It is bound to be an amazing day.
Pack-up camp and listen for the plane. If the weather is good we can fly right up the coast and you’ll have a hard time deciding whether you want to scan the river banks for bears or crane your neck to look inside the smoking volcano. The flight to Lake Clark National Park is spectacular! In Port Alsworth you’ll switch to a float plane for the final flight through the mountains to Turquoise Lake.
Days 4 and 5
Two full days to explore around the Lake. 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.
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.