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INCOMPARABLE SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS ON THE LAST FRONTIER
 
 
9 Day - Day Hiker Adventure
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Tour Highlights:

Day hikes in a wide variety of terrain  - ranging from trail-less tundra and alpine lakes to mountain ridges and temperate rainforest 

Wildlife and Natural History Bus Tour in Denali National Park

Camping on our own private and special properties

Two nights camping with (hopeful!) views of Mt. McKinley

Three days and two nights in Wrangell-St.Elias National Park.  Our campsite is located on a glacial creek island.

Hike to a unique mud "volcano"

Two nights in the cozy, creekside Discovery Cabins in Hope

Opportunities for optional Mt. McKinley and Wrangell-St. Elias flightseeing excursions, glacier hiking at Matanuska Glacier or in Wrangell-St. Elias

Complete Itinerary PDF File


Tour  Price and 2014 Dates:

Trip Code

Dates

Comments
9D1  May 20 - May 28  
9D2  June 4 - June 12  
9D3  June 12 - June 20  
9D4  July 12 - July 20  
9D5  Aug 9 - Aug 17  


Cost per person: $2485

Group Size:  Maximum of 8

 


 

Abbreviated Itinerary:

Day  1     Anchorage - Denali: travel north towards Denali Park; afternoon hike in the Alaska Range, near Denali State Park; private camp overlooking Jack River

Day  2     Denali National Park: full day natural history and wildlife tour into the center of the park; late afternoon hike on the outskirts, Jack River camp

Day  3     Denali-Meier's Lake: traverse spectacular Denali Hwy (gravel); afternoon hike alpine ridge of Maclaren Summit; optl. hike to Gulkana Glacier; cabins and showers!

Day  4     Meier's Lake-McCarthy: leave Alaska Range and head into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park; cross Kennicott River to reach private riverside camp; afternoon hike over glacial terminal moraine; explore McCarthy

Day  5     McCarthy-Kennicott: travel four miles to abandoned town/mine of Kennicott; exploration; hike to the Root Glacier and onto the face; lunch on glacier;  evening hike w/flightseeing optional; riverside camp

Day  6     McCarthy- Gakona: Morning hike or leisure time; late afternoon trip to Gakona and private camp on high bluff overlooking the Copper River, with incomparable vistas of the Park and several volcanoes

Day  7     Gakona-Hope: travel along the Matanuska River between the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountains to the Kenai Peninsula; explore the wild terrain of the Matanuska Glacier; wander gold rush town of Hope; overnight in Discovery Cabins on Bear Creek; dinner "in town".

Day  8     Hope: full day hike up Bear Creek Valley, to alpine lake country; evening barbecue; campfire; overnight in Discovery Cabins

Day  9     Hope-Anchorage: travel to Girdwood; rainforest hike along Winner Creek; lunch at Alyeska Bakery; late afternoon return to Anchorage
 

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

PACKING LIST

 

PRE-TRIP INFO

 
 

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Adventure Alaska Tours, Inc.   P.O. Box 64    Hope, Alaska  99605        (800) 365-7057  or   (907) 782-3730       fax: (907) 782-3725