Last updated: October 3, 2017
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Your fellow paddlers are heading back to the hectic pace of life, but you are headed further west into America’s least visited National Park. The plane lands right in the dunes.
A full day to enjoy the dunes. Moose, wolves and fox all frequent the dunes as do a great number of birds. The sand constantly shifts and swirls. There are springs coming right out of the sand and great expanses where nothing seems to live. The hiking is soft in places but great distances can be covered if so inclined. Swim in the ponds, look for wolf dens, slide down the tallest dunes, or just stretch out your beach towel and parasol.
Mid-day we hear the hum of the propeller and seal our bags one last time. Then it is a one-hour flight down the Kobuk to the Arctic Coast and the village of Kotzebue. If you left a bag with us in Fairbanks, you will find it in Kotzebue. You can spend the night in Kotzebue or travel on your own to Anchorage or points south. (Weather Permitting)