Last updated: November 22, 2021
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide(s) for a pre-trip meeting at Arctic Wild headquarters in Fairbanks.
You’ll be picked up early at your hotel in Fairbanks and shuttled to the airport where we’ll catch a charter flight to the bush village of Bettles in the southern foothills of the Brooks Range. From there we’ll load our gear into a small float plane for the hour long flight across the mountains to Agiak Lake. Once there we’ll set up a comfortable camp on the tundra next to the lake before heading out to explore.
July 19 - 21
Each day in the backcountry brings something different. Some days we will take day hikes to explore the glacial cirques, nearby alpine lakes, or wander the high ridges. Other days we may stick closer to camp, allowing the opportunity to fish, search for wildlife, or simply enjoy the solitude and quiet.
Weather permitting, we’ll say a final goodbye to Agiak Lake and the Brooks Range before boarding the float plane for the trip back to Bettles. If the weather cooperates and all goes as planned we’ll arrive back in Bettles in time for dinner and well-deserved showers at the historic Bettles Lodge (included).
After a morning in Bettles we catch a one-hour flight to Fairbanks. You’ll have some time to reshuffle your gear and get lunch in Fairbanks before boarding a second flight with Alaska Airlines to Anchorage.
Spend the night in Anchorage to be ready for the trip to Tutka Bay.
Early morning flight to Tutka Bay.
July 25 - 28
Full days at Tutka including excursions for fishing and bear viewing.
Morning at Tutka Bay Lodge. Mid-day charter flight to Anchorage.