Last updated: November 7, 2016
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide(s) for a pre-trip meeting in Fairbanks at 4 pm at Arctic Wild headquarters.
Leaving Fairbanks we fly 300 miles, over the Yukon River, to the small town of Arctic Village. We then catch a smaller plane for a spectacular flight to the Wind River. We set up camp and enjoy our first night in the wilderness.
Aug 26 - Sept 2
After inflating our pack rafts and talking about river safety, we set off onto the Wind—a small, clear river. We spend the next week enjoying this little river, as well as exploring our surroundings on layover days. The last few days of paddling promise steady and fun white water as this steep little river races towards the Chandalar River. Once past the confluence with the East Fork of the Chandalar River, we enjoy a day of floating this broad clear river and then pull over at the appointed gravel bar, where our pilot will meet us.
Weather permitting, we catch our plane back to “civilization”. Hot showers are in order!