Last updated: October 26, 2022
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
At 11 am, meet with Alaska Wilderness League staff and other special guests for insights into the lay of the land and the history of the Arctic landscape you are about to explore.
Then at 4 pm meet your guide for a pre-trip meeting at Arctic Wild headquarters.
Fly 350 miles north from Fairbanks, across the Yukon River, the Arctic Circle, and the Brooks Range, landing on an improvised landing area creek-side. Once we have all arrived and unloaded, we will make camp and enjoy the first of many hikes before watching the sun refuse to set.
July 3 - 6
Each day will bring its own surprises. The hiking will be varied from soft tundra to long gravel bars to rocky slopes. With luck there will be caribou and other wildlife to enjoy near camp. The camping is excellent and the scenery unbeatable.
Pack up early and begin listening for our airplane. When (weather permitting) it arrives mid-day we reluctantly load our gear and ourselves for the flight back to Fairbanks likely in time for a late dinner. A shower is in order.