Alaska by Paddle
Alaska by Paddle
ALASKA, NORTH AMERICA
Trek and kayak your way through Lake Clark National Park's most gorgeous areas, camping in pristine wilderness and seeking out unrefined adventure.
from $3,450 pp 7 Days/ 6 Nights $492/Day
ALASKA BY PADDLE
LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK
Alaska's wilderness has appealed to adventurers for ages, but so few get to experience the beauty of wild Alaska in person. On this week-long multi-sport adventure you get to do just that.
Twin Lakes exudes the truest essence of Lake Clark National Park. This is a wilderness nirvana where the allure of living a simple life in tune with nature and the changing seasons is inherent from every vantage point. This is where Dick Proenneke, the Alaskan legend, built his cabin and lived year-round and on his own for 30 years. You'll explore his favorite trails, kayak undisturbed waters, and spy for wildlife while wilderness camping in the place Proenneke considered his backyard. But you'll be far from foraging for food and building your own shelter each night. Expert guides will serve tasty dishes and desserts that pair best with a dose of wilderness and help you set up comfortable camps that make you feel at home. Each night, fall asleep under a billion Alaskan stars with the fulfilling sensation of having covered many miles under your own power in the Last Frontier.
PHOTOS BY: CARL JOHNSON
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LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK
Things start off with a bang on day number one of this multisport adventure in Alaska. You'll board a plane in the early morning from Anchorage to Port Alsworth, enjoying spectacular views as you sweep across the wild landscape. Get to know your guides over lunch when you land on the shores of Lake Clark. The journey begins that very afternoon as you'll load your gear into float planes and head for Lower Twin Lake, just a 30 minute flight across otherwise impassable terrain. Paddle on the lake that evening after setting up camp and enjoying the first of many delicious wilderness dinners.
Days 2, 3
"DEATH VALLEY" + LOWER TWIN LAKE
The next day, strap on your pack and hike through Death Valley. This amazing area leads directly into the open tundra country above the lake. Keep climbing up to a pass to capture incredible views of the mountains surrounding Twin Lakes. Keep in mind, this isn't like hiking at home. You'll be navigating off trail where very few, if any, humans have traveled before.
On day number three, take to the water to travel Alaska in an entirely different way. Watch as the landscape changes and ever-more rugged mountains line the shores of the lake, the only sound the dipping of your paddle into the icy water. Don't forget to keep an eye out for wildlife! Camp that night at Beech Creek, where you'll get to hike around before falling asleep beneath the stars.
Days 4, 5
EMERSON FALLS + EYE OF THE NEEDLE
On the fourth day, the adventure gets more extreme. You'll pull your kayaks up a connecting stream in order to access Upper Twin Lake, where you'll paddle toward Hope Creek and your final camp. Give your arms a rest with a quick hike to Emerson Falls, a beautiful little falls that's great for photographing. Ultimately you'll reach Upper Twin where you'll be able to explore Proenneke's historic and unbelievable cabin site.
Day five brings more trekking. Hike to Eye of the Needle, an obscure rock formation a the head of one of the many tributaries of Hope Creek. Look for Dall's sheep as you navigate thousand-year-old game trails on your way. You'll really earn your home-baked dessert on this night!
Days 6, 7
PORT ALSWORTH EXPLORATION
After a relaxing morning soaking up the solitude in camp, you'll prepare to depart via float plane back to Port Alsworth. If your legs feel up to it, get in one last hike to Proenneke's favorite destination, Teetering Rock. That evening you'll find yourself back at the Farm Lodge, so much closer to civilization than you've been in the last week. You might miss the wilderness, but a hot shower has never felt better!
Your final day in Alaska will be spent hiking to Tanalian Falls. The glacially colored falls is a beautiful finale to your epic week in the wilderness of the Last Frontier.
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP
- Take seven days to journey through the Last Frontier at a slower pace, kayaking and hiking under your own man-power
- Enjoy home-cooked meals and comfortable wilderness camps that are prepared by top-notch guides
- Look for Alaskan wildlife that are unaccustomed to human visitors
- Hike thousand-year-old game trails to vistas where mountains stretch into the distance
- Visit the famous Proenneke cabin and imagine yourself following a similar lifestyle
- Photograph several waterfalls include Proenneke's favorite and the beautiful Tanalian Falls
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