Friday, April 25, 2014

Sierra Club - Kobuk Valley Tour 2014

The Sierra Club is promoting at 2014 Backpack Trip to Kobuk Valley.


A 7 day tour out of Kotzebue - Hiking the dunes and visit to the Caribou Crossing 

5 spots left.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

National Parks Travelers Club - Alaska Trip Reports

Many members of the National Parks Travelers Club (NTPC) have the goal of visiting all the US National Park Units including the difficult to access 16 Fly-In sites in Alaska. Some trip reports of NTPC members are available to read at the NPTC web site.

Recent postings are:

Our Adventure of a Lifetime: Aniakchak NM & Pres. -  by Barbara and Dean Stewman
An amazing adventure within the Aniakchak caldera and float trip trough the Gates of Hell and down the Aniakchak River to the coast.

Travelers Guide: - Yukon-Charley Rivers NPres  - by Barbara and Dean Stewman
Another great adventure starting off at Gelvin's Landing along the Charley River.

Arctic Alaska Bush Plane Landings - Mel Gilbert and Leland Warzala
Features information on landings near Kotzebue and Gates of the Arctic.

Visiting Alaska's Wilderness: Lake Clark and Katmai - by Paul Hairsine
Fly-ins to Dick Proenneke's Cabin at Twin Lakes and enjoying the Bears of Katmai.

In addition to these member feature articles in the NPTC Stamp Pad publication there are many other useful reports in the Alaska Section of the club's Trip Reports - Alaska

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The 16 US National Park Service Fly-In units

While most of the current 401 United States National Park Service units are accessible by car, or commercial plane and boat there are 16 NPS units in Alaska where you must charter a bush plane to actually visit the park unit. This is a guide on how to do that.