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Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.

Areas we offer on our guided backpacking trips are Katmai National Park, Wrangell St Elias, the Brooks Range, the Matanuska Valley and Talkeetna Mountains. In our opinion those areas offer the best off-trail hiking opportunities in Alaska.

Remote backcountry trips in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in Katmai National Park, Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

If you are looking for backpacking trips without crowds and off the beaten path then this is the place for you.
Enjoy the best of Alaska with a personal guide.

All trips are guided by Kathi Merchant.

Backpacking trip “Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes” in Katmai National Park 

This trip is in our opinion one of the best backpacking trips in Alaska to one of the most unusual places in Alaska.

The trip starts with a flight from Anchorage to King Salmon. From here we take a bush plane into the famous Brooks Camp and spent a night on the campground where we have a chance to watch Grizzly bears at the famous Brooks Falls (best months July and September).The next day a 4x4 bus will take us along a rugged 23 mile long dirt road to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. From here our backpacking adventure begins. We will hike on to the ash flow of Novarupta which was site of the largest volcanic eruption of the 19th century. We cross the River Lethe and Windy Creek to get to our first night's camp at Baked Mountain.
The next 7-10 days we explore Novarupta,fumaroles, glaciers, Katmai Pass, Mageik Lakes or even climb one of the volcanoes.

season: June-September
duration: 6 days
tour price: from $ 3050.00

Brooks Range caribou base camp hiking trip



Great opportunity to see caribou and other wildllife such as bears, wolves, dall sheep, arctic fox and more.
From Coldfoot we take a bushflight into a base camp. We explore different valleys and peaks every day.
If we are lucky the caribou will come right through our camp. Best time for this trip to see caribou is
mid to late August. Most times we will go into the Gates of the Arctic National Park, but we may also go
into Arctic National Wildlife Refuge depending on the time of year.
Cost: $ 3500.00 per person
trip duration: 7 days
Trip starts and finishes in Fairbanks.
Included
professional guide service, camping meals (breakfast and dinners)bush flights from Fairbanks, cook stoves, bear resistant food containers, water filters, tents, bear spray, safety equipment, sat phone, electric fence
Not included
lodging in Fairbanks, snacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpack, personal gear

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