Alaska Backpacking Trips
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"Bill and Kathi were my guides on an unforgettable adventure to Katmai National Park in Alaska. We backpacked into the Valley of Tenthousand Smokes and explored the valley and volcanoes. The guiding, these two folks provided, was superb. Skilled assessments of river crossings, bear safety, food supply, friendly conversations, lots of fun, and always a sense of being watched over, when things got tough left me wanting to do more trips with Bill and Kathi. I will be back next year to explore more of the Great Land."
Thanks, Bill and Kathi.
Ulli Limpitlaw, Colorado
Areas we offer on our guided backpacking trips are primarily Katmai National Park and the Brooks Range. In our opinion those areas offer the best off-trail hiking opportunities in Alaska.
If you are looking for backpacking trips without crowds and off the beaten path then this is the place for you.
All trips are guided by owners Bill and Kathi Merchant.
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.
Brooks Range caribou base camp hiking trip