Alaska

Mountains, rivers, glaciers, moose and salmon, and so much more. Let us take you to the places that few see, and fewer experience.

2016
Our 2016 trip open to the public is our famous, long-running Gateway to the Arctic. This trip is run through REI Adventures, please click the link to go to their page for trips details, cost, and to reserve your spot.
(All 2016 trips sold out! Check back for 2017 dates in early fall)
AlaskaALASKA is simply too huge to try to describe in a few words or few pictures – or on a web page. I have traveled much of it since I first came up here to work in 1990, and still have many more places to see. Those places that my trips visit make my trips as much cultural tours as camping or hiking tours, we know the people and the history and can make the trip a connection to those who live there.

You will see some pictures here by Rich Reid of Rich Reid Photograhy, famous for his Alaska photos. I have worked with him on a variety of photo tours in the past, and if you think you have a good ‘eye’ and want to add some stunning Alaska shots to your collection, try one of Rich’s standard workshops (click on one of his photos), or a custom tour with us if you have a like-minded group that you’d like to travel with.
Arctic hike, Jim Young photoMy longest-running trip is the Gateway to the Arctic tour from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. I have been doing it since the highway known as the Haul Road along the Alaska Pipeline first opened to the public in 1993. This 10-day trip starts in Fairbanks, and ends at Prudhoe Bay. Along the way, you’ll get awesome scenery, and meet dogsleders – and their dogs – a genuine backcountry trapper, visit a native village that is not connected by a road to the rest of the world, maybe take a dip in a very-Alaskan hot springs, canoe up a slough looking for a glimpse of moose, and climb an unnamed mountain in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. This trip is currently offered through REI Adventures, visit their site for dates, costs, and detailed itinerary.

Alaska Possibilities
Here are some of the other trips I have run before, with itineraries that I know work well. These are all available as custom or charter tours, contact me for possible dates and costs for your group.
Take a Glacier homeWomen’s Alaska Adventure
11-Day Alaskan Experience for Women

This trip is designed as an introduction to the great Alaskan outdoors….the all-woman atmosphere is designed for camaraderie and a chance to try things you’ve always wanted to, but didn’t have the chance, with the comfort of new found friends. Whether this trip is with the girls from work, life-long friends, or on your own, this trip is about discovering the adventure traveler within. This trip is planned with all are depart/return to Anchorage, beginning on a Wednesday
Moooose Alaska Experience

This is the tour for everyone, a way to get an experience of Alaska, the sights, sounds, tastes of this magnificent state. And because the groups on this trip are more varied, expect more human interest and interaction. Although this is the least strenuous of our trips, travelers should still expect to be walking in a variety of terrain and of course a mix of weather. There are many possibilities for this custom tour, contact me for a list of itinerary and time options.

Fairsbanks is centrally located in Alaska, serving as the jumping-off point for trips into the interior. Denali National Park is to the South, and the road-less vastness of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve and Gates of the Arctic National Park are to the North. For trips to the coast, the many islands and the tongues of the glaciers, Anchorage is the center.