Turquoise Glacier Backpacking in Alaska

Turquoise Glacier Backpacking in Alaska

With icy rivers, pocket glaciers and sweeping tundra to traverse, Lake Clark National Park National Park offers the quintessential Alaskan wilderness experience. This 10-day tour takes you to the remote highland lakes and mountains of Trail Creek and beyond, only accessible by floatplane!

With over 100,000 glaciers, a million lakes and 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline, Alaska is without doubt one of the world’s premier adventure travel destinations! America’s largest state is home to just 700,000 people; outside Juneau (the capital) Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska presents as wild a landscape as you’re likely to find anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. ‘The Bush’, as it is known locally, comprises tundra, marshlands and scores of active volcanoes, along with the Aleutian Islands, a 300-strong archipelago strung out like Christmas lights between America and Asia! As you’d expect of such a wild and wonderful region, Alaska is home to a mesmerising diversity of wildlife. Terrestrial fauna include wolves, bears, beavers and moose, while the Peninsula waters abound with sea lions, whales and seabird colonies!

Alaska for purists! This 10-day tour features everything you could hope for from a wilderness adventure, from grand Technicolor landscapes to formidable flora and fauna! The tour begins with a floatplane ride to remote Telaquana Lake, where you’ll hoist packs and head for your first camp on the tundra-matted headwaters of Trail Creek. The next week is spent hiking towards Twin Lakes on a trail that takes you through high alpine valleys, past tumbling creeks and beneath the 8,000 foot glaciated Telaquana Mountains! En route, you’ll have two layover days, giving you the chance to explore the glaciers and track bears and caribou with just a light daypack. The tour concludes with a trip to the cabin of Dick Proenneke, an acclaimed naturalist who lived alone in the mountains for some 30 years, before you’re whisked by floatplane back to Port Alsworth.

This is a truly awesome adventure in one of the world’s last great wildernesses! This tour is aimed at folk with a very high level of physical fitness and a serious appetite for adventure – the Alaskan Bush is no place for lassitude! It’s vital that you do some training (hiking, hill walking, etc.) before coming on this trip, preferably with a weighted backpack, as once on tour you’ll be expected to carry your own gear, often while negotiating uneven terrain. You’ll also need to ensure you’re well equipped, with quality boots, clothing and sleeping bag. As long as you’re properly prepared and up for the challenge you can’t fail to be won over by this majestic landscape - a hiker’s paradise!

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