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Alaska Hiking and Rafting Trip (10 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 8 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3225 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3225 US Dollar (USD)

The Far North is a place of multiple moods, sometimes passive and sedate, but more often otherwise. A land first and still being explored by dint of human vigor can, in the view of many, be best experienced only by application of the same.

If not content to merely witness the wilds, but rather to feel through seemless touch, then a variety of means is required. The Land here takes myriad form, from volcanoes and high peaks still growing, to the glaciers and raging rivers carving them down, to the rugged coasts in constant transition either direction. A true taste of each demands the means most appropriate, and this very special adventure promises that diversity with alpine hiking, glacier walking, whitewater rafting and sea kayaking. While varied and active, the places and paces of this trip still allow the essential moments of savor between, fostering a connection unparalleled.

With the hallmarks of our largest National Parks, private camps interspersed with comfortable lodgings, coupled with the intimacy of modes, one can't help but come to an understanding of wild that few ever do. Designed to be enjoyed by beginner and practiced alike, this itinerary nonetheless does demand flexibility and at minimum, a moderate degree of fitness. This is the trip for those that just couldn't imagine the journey, or Life, any other way.

Day 1: Anchorage-Denali; travel north through Susitna valley along Talkeetna Mountains to the Alaska Range; alpine tundra hike, private camp by Jack River (hopeful views of, The Mountain from your tent).

Day 2: Denali National Park; natural history/wildlife tour to heart of park, late afternoon hike to Mt. Healy, camp back at Jack River, evening hike.

Day 3: Denali-Meier's Lake; cross spectacular Denali Hwy, MaClaren Summit alpine tundra hike, or, Gulkana Glacier hike (depending on conditions), overnight cabins at Meier's Lake.

Day 4: Meier's Lake-McCarthy; Glennallen, Liberty Falls, cross Kuskulana River Gorge (great catwalk), glacial terminal morraine hike, glacial island private camp on McCarthy Creek, with Kennicott River on opposite side.

Day 5: McCarthy/Kennicott; shuttle to Kennicott for ghost town exploration, all day alpine hike to Jumbo Mine overlooking Root and Kennicott glaciers, evening flightseeing option, same island camp.

Day 6: McCarthy-Gakona; morning hike; explore old Chitina, Glennallen stop, camp on 500 ft. bluff overlooking Copper River and the National Park, with volcanoes of Sanford, Drum and Wrangell opposite.

Day 7: Gakona-Hope; Copper River Basin, humbling Matanuska Glacier ice hike (with crampons), Turnagain Arm, overnight creekside log cabins historic Hope, (great bar!), hot tub.

Day 8: Hope/Seward; short drive to Seward, sea kayaking from Lowell Point, exploring west side of Resurrection Bay and Caine's Head Park; return Hope to log cabins, barbecue.

Day 9: Hope; world class Six Mile River rafting, choice of two canyons (Class III and IV), or three canyons (Class IV), Hope cabins.

Day 10: Hope-Anchorage; rainforest hike in Girdwood; end of trip.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Accommodations range from deluxe to rustic. When camping, there will be two persons to each tent designed for three, with a full length sleeping pad provided. Moderate physical fitness is required, as this is a wilderness trip with multiple outdoor activities and climates. Group size limited to eight persons.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All modes of transportation;
- Lodging;
- Meals;
- Equipment and guiding, with additional information;
- A suggested personal equipment list sent upon deposit.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 1997

We are in the business for the last ten years. Founded and run by people that have chosen a sublime corner of the planet to live and share with others, our program goes beyond traditional tourism to allow the visitor an appreciation of The Great Land. The company is based in Hope, and has built and operates guest...

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