Last updated: April 28, 2016
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guides for a pre-trip meeting at 4pm at Arctic Wild headquarters in Fairbanks.
Fly from Fairbanks to the Gwich’in settlement of Arctic Village, where we switch to a smaller plane and head further north, over the spectacular Philip Smith Mountains, to our put-in on on the Marsh Fork of the Canning River. We will set up camp and inflate our rafts in preparation for the next day’s float.
August 4 - 7
We will spend our time floating from the tiny headwaters of the Marsh Fork north toward the Arctic Ocean. Along the way we will have a layover day or maybe two to enjoy day hiking, fishing, or just hanging around camp, enjoying the solitude and quiet. The hiking is fantastic the entire length of the river and wildlife can be found at any time.
Pack our gear and await the arrival of our bush pilot, who will land on a long gravel bar. We will fly back to Fairbanks in time for a late dinner.