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Arrigetch Peaks

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 6 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: August
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3175 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3200 US Dollar (USD)

The Arrigetch (a native name meaning fingers of the hand extended) are spectacular towers of black granite and will leave you speechless. We will be dropped off at a small lake along side the Alatna River at the height of fall colors. The famous Alaskan mosquitoes have died off and have been replaced by migrating caribou heading south to wintering grounds. The colors that echo across the landscape during the day get replaced by equally wonderful and colorful displays in the sky at night.

The first week of the trip we will hike up Arrigetch Creek to the vicinity of the imposing Arregetch peaks and base camp there for day hikes. The last three days we will drift a short 20 mile section down the placid Alatna to our pickup lake. This is clearly a great way to high grade the Gates of the Arctic National Park for its finest treasures. Combining it with the Upper Alatna trip and you will create an unsurpassed outing of a lifetime (August 18 - September 3).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Leave Fairbanks on scheduled flight to Bettles located on the southern flank of the Brooks Range and gateway to the Gates of the Arctic NP. Shuttle to the put-in in smaller air taxi service - spectacular scenery. Establish camp. Local day hike. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: Begin hiking up Arrigetch Creek to our base camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Finish hike to Base camp at the foot of the most remarkable granite outcroppings in Alaska. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: First day of day hiking in upper valley. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Second and last full day of day hiking. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Linger one last long morning before descending to Alatna. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Finish hike to the river. Set up boats. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: First day of paddling, with afternoon hike up nearby ridge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Continue south to pick-up lake. Time for one last ridge walk in afternoon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Portage gear to pick-up lake, meet pilot and fly back to Bettles. Return to Fairbanks in second plane to trip finale. Includes: (B), (L).

Note: Groups of 4 receive a discount.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2000

Since 1972, M08143 has safely conducted quality exploration and educational trips across the width and breadth of Alaska's Brooks Range. Our nation's largest wilderness mountain range is located above the Arctic Circle and covers more than 75,000 square miles of northern Alaska. This magnificent and rarely...

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