Last updated: October 23, 2019
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Happy Independence Day! Meet in Fairbanks at 4pm for a pre-trip meeting at the Arctic Wild World Headquarters.
Fly from Fairbanks up the Tanana River, almost to the Canadian border and into Wrangell St. Elias National Park (2-1/2 hours flight). Meet the horses and start our ride into the mountains.
Ride through the Wrangell Mountains, camping in the high meadows. Our route covers about 40 miles on an historic mail trail.
Quick flights from trail’s end to the river put-in. After a hike towards the glacier face, we will inflate the rafts and prepare for the next day’s rafting.
Rafting the Nabesna River. Paddle rafts keep everyone engaged as we navigate this spunky glacial river.
Paddle the slower water into the village of Northway and meet our van for a ride back to Fairbanks.