Day 1: Leave Fairbanks on scheduled flight to Arctic Village, located on the southern flank of the Brooks Range and gateway to the Arctic Refuge. Shuttle to the put-in in smaller air taxi service. Flight takes one over the Continental Divide - spectacular scenery. Hike a short distance out of the main drainage up the side creek we will use to reach the Continental Divide. Establish camp. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Day hike day. if conditions are favorable we can summit a narrow divide to our west and then access a ridge that is over 7000' high for amazing views of the Brooks Range. Includes:
(B), (L), (D).
Days 3 and 4: Resume hiking up the valley. At each of our camps we have pleasant opportunities to do optional afternoon hikes ranging in difficulty. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Hike to the foot of the Continental Divide. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 6: Pass day. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Straight forward hike down a limestone valley. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: A low pass takes us to the final valley we will explore. I have found interesting plant fossils in the-cliffs of the pass. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Last day of hiking. Leave side valley for the expansiveness of the main river valley. Big sky views. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: We meet the pilot today and begin to switch from hiking to floating. Portage boats and gear to river. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Days 11 and 12: First day of paddling. Many scenic stops but no long hikes. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 13: Paddle out to the main river. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 14: Finish the trip by paddling to Arctic Village and catching mail plane back to Fairbanks. Includes: (B), (L).
Note: Groups of 4 receive a discount.
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