Alaska High Trails Trip

Alaska High Trails

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12+

Our Alaska High Trails adventure is a perfect introduction to the land of the “Midnight Sun” for students finishing the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Sea kayak among glaciers in Prince William Sound.  Whitewater raft a thrilling river.  Enjoy breathtaking views of Denali from our backcounty campsites.

14 Days

$3,795

  • June 24th - July 7th
  • July 9th - July 22nd
  • July 24th - August 6th
  • Anchorage, Ak

Day 1-2

As you fly over the rugged Alaskan landscape toward the Anchorage airport, you’ll quickly realize that you’re truly entering a landscape made for adventure. Upon exiting your plane you’ll be greeted by your new trip leaders and meet your new fellow trip-mates, people who will become your best friends over the next two weeks. From the airport, you’ll travel just a few minutes away to our first campsite outside of Anchorage. For the rest of the first night and following day we will get to know each other, learn to set up our tents for the first time, and prepare for our first expedition.

Day 3-6

For the next few days, we’ll backpack through the beautifully scenic Denali State Park! Making our way through this national treasure, we will trek along towering ridges, affording us inspiring views of neighboring peaks. We will travel shorter distances at first allowing us time to learn the important skills of wilderness travel such as cooking, minimum impact camping, as well as map and compass navigation. This is an area of truly indescribable, staggering beauty — the perfect environment to grow closer as a team.

Day 7

We will rest our legs as we paddle our raft down the Lion’s Head section of the Matanuska River. This exciting, glacially fed whitewater section river offers a unique way to see pristine Alaskan wilderness.

Day 8-12

After rafting we will return to bustling Anchorage for showers, laundry and preparing for our kayaking adventure. The start of our sea kayaking voyage takes us to the historic town of Whittier, Alaska. From Whittier, we’ll hop on a shuttle boat that will take us to our drop off point in the glacier-strewn Prince William Sound where our kayaking begins. For the next few days, we’ll be paddling from campsite to campsite exploring and discovering all that we can about this mystic location. Meandering through these giant islands of ice, we’ll also get a chance to see native bald eagles, otters, seals, and possibly even some whales! After our kayaking tour is over, we’ll rendezvous with the shuttle boat and be taxied back to Whittier.

Day 13-14

After our adventures on the water, we’ll  gather for our end-of-trip banquet. We’ll enjoy one last dinner together as we reminisce about the laughs and experiences we’ve all shared over the past several weeks together. Finally, the following morning, it’s time for us to say our good-byes. Our time together has seemingly flown by, but we’ll always have the incredible memories and life-long friendships to hold on to as a constant reminder of the best summer of our lives.

Day 1-2

As you fly over the rugged Alaskan landscape toward the Anchorage airport, you’ll quickly realize that you’re truly entering a landscape made for adventure. Upon exiting your plane you’ll be greeted by your new trip leaders and meet your new fellow trip-mates, people who will become your best friends over the next two weeks. From the airport, you’ll travel just a few minutes away to our first campsite outside of Anchorage. For the rest of the first night and following day we will get to know each other, learn to set up our tents for the first time, and prepare for our first expedition.

Day 3-6

For the next few days, we’ll backpack through the beautifully scenic Denali State Park! Making our way through this national treasure, we will trek along towering ridges, affording us inspiring views of neighboring peaks. We will travel shorter distances at first allowing us time to learn the important skills of wilderness travel such as cooking, minimum impact camping, as well as map and compass navigation. This is an area of truly indescribable, staggering beauty — the perfect environment to grow closer as a team.

Day 7

We will rest our legs as we paddle our raft down the Lion’s Head section of the Matanuska River. This exciting, glacially fed whitewater section river offers a unique way to see pristine Alaskan wilderness.

Day 8-12

After rafting we will return to bustling Anchorage for showers, laundry and preparing for our kayaking adventure. The start of our sea kayaking voyage takes us to the historic town of Whittier, Alaska. From Whittier, we’ll hop on a shuttle boat that will take us to our drop off point in the glacier-strewn Prince William Sound where our kayaking begins. For the next few days, we’ll be paddling from campsite to campsite exploring and discovering all that we can about this mystic location. Meandering through these giant islands of ice, we’ll also get a chance to see native bald eagles, otters, seals, and possibly even some whales! After our kayaking tour is over, we’ll rendezvous with the shuttle boat and be taxied back to Whittier.

Day 13-14

After our adventures on the water, we’ll  gather for our end-of-trip banquet. We’ll enjoy one last dinner together as we reminisce about the laughs and experiences we’ve all shared over the past several weeks together. Finally, the following morning, it’s time for us to say our good-byes. Our time together has seemingly flown by, but we’ll always have the incredible memories and life-long friendships to hold on to as a constant reminder of the best summer of our lives.