Last updated: April 2, 2021
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide at 10 am at the Arctic Wild headquarters for a pre-trip orientation. Once questions have been answered and equipment checked, we will start our drive into the mountains. Its a 4-1/2 hr drive to the Wrangells from Fairbanks with lots of interesting stops on the way. We can take a hike, fish a side creek and enjoy the scenery as we head southeast along the Richardson Highway to the town of Chistochina. Once we arrive we are greeted by our hosts who operate the Red Eagle Lodge.
The adventure begins in earnest. After enjoying a beautiful breakfast at the lodge, our pilot shuttles us into the mountains one at a time and by mid-day we have camp set-up and can take our first hike in the mountains.
July 14 - 16
Days (and nights) are yours to do as you please. With thousands of acres to ourselves the limit to our adventures are few.
One last walk to the river, one last scan for sheep above camp and it is time to pack-up then the pilot will shuttle you one at a time to a nearby airport where you’ll meet a larger plane for the one-hour flight to McCarthy.