Last updated: August 17, 2019
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide at 9 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 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 10 - 12
Days (and nights) are yours to do as you please. With thousands of acres to ourselves the limit to our adventures are few.
Weather permitting our pilot returns and shuttles us, one at a time, to a new location on the volcano.
July 14 - 17
From our new camp we will have plenty of time for new adventures, hikes, laughs, meals and relaxation. We’ll camp less than a mile from the ice and within sight of Mt. Sanford’s summit. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful campsite!
One last stroll, one last scan for sheep above camp and it is time to pack-up and head back to Chistochina where our vehicle waits. If the weather cooperates we can be back in Fairbanks in the evening, ready for the next adventure.