Last updated: November 8, 2016
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Arrive in Kotzebue
October 23 -24
We have two days to explore Kotzebue and the surrounding area. With luck we can find subsistence activities to observe and photograph. If opportunities are not presenting themselves, we can elect to fly from Kotzebue early and camp at Cape Krusenstern or elsewhere.
Weather permitting, we fly north from Kotzebue, up the Noatak and then the Kelly. The plane, equipped with skis for snow landings, touches down on a nearby frozen pond and we pitch camp in the woods. After settling in, bear tracks lead us to the lake.
October 26- 28
Three full days to watch bears, hike the tundra and search for animals. A heated camp and hearty meals allow us to play hard in the cold, knowing we have a way to warm-up at days end.
Weather permitting our pilot returns for the flight back to Kotzebue.