Last updated: October 9, 2017
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Pre-trip meeting for Sylvie, Alan, August and Edwin in Fairbanks with Arctic Wild at the Arctic Wild “World Headquarters” at 10 am.
Arctic Wild Guide flies to Bettles at 1:30 pm and then onto Kachwona Creek with Canoes and related equipment
Pre-trip meeting for Sue, Lisa and Bill in Fairbanks with Arctic Wild at the Arctic Wild “World Headquarters” at 10 am.
Sue, Lisa and Bill fly to Bettles at 1:30 pm followed by a flight to Kachwona Creek in the evening. Sylvie, Alan, August and Edwin should hike into camp this same evening from Summit Lake.
August 23 - 27
After assembling our canoes and talking about river safety, we set off onto the North Fork—a small, clear river. We spend the next week enjoying this little river, as well as exploring our surroundings on layover days. The river is alternately fast and rocky and calm and sandy. The river calms for our last few days of paddling before joining the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk. Once past the confluence with Middle Fork, we enjoy this broad clear river and paddle the remaining miles to Bettles. Spend the night of August 27th at Bettles Lodge.
Catch a flight back to Fairbanks with Wright Air.