Alaska Southeast

Alaska Southeast

High Trails Adventure - 9th - 12th

Discover a land rich in cultural history amidst scenery and wildlife beyond belief. Head into Alaska’s wilderness and view humpback whales from your sea kayak in the northern hemisphere’s finest whale watching waters. Backpack into the Alaskan wilderness and surrounded yourself with stunning mountain scenery.  Raft southeast Alaska’s finest whitewater. Travel by boat to a remote glacier and learn ice climbing skills in Alaska’s world-class glacial terrain.

21 Days

$4,995

  • June 22nd - July 12th
  • July 15th - August 4th
  • Juneau, AK

Day 1-2

Arriving in the Juneau airport, you’ll be awestruck by the uniqueness of this incredible Alaskan destination.  A town clinging to the snowcapped hillsides, Juneau rests right on the shoreline next to the vast blue sea. As you enter the airport, you’ll be greeted promptly by your trip leaders, as well as your fellow trip mates. From the airport, you’ll head out to your first campsite only a few minutes away. That first night will be important and fun for you and your newfound friends. You will spend time getting to know each other, playing games, learning how to set up your tents and use the group gear. It will be a great night and a great way to start your trip. The next day, you and your group will begin preparing for your first big excursion – sea kayaking around Chichagof Island.

Day 3-7

After taking care of all the preparation of your first backcountry section, the time has come for you and your group to ‘set sail’ on our sea kayaking voyage around Chichagof Island! Your adventure begins when you hop on a charter plane in Juneau and fly on over to Gustavus, Alaska. In Gustavus, you’ll grab your kayaks and take a shuttle boat to the Idaho Inlet of the Chichagof Island where your paddling will begin! For five days, you’ll paddle from incredible campsite location to incredible campsite location.  Along the way, you will most likely see Humpback whales and also learn all the necessary backcountry skills and practices such as backcountry cooking, minimum impact camping, as well as map and compass skills. On your final day of kayaking, you’ll again rendezvous with the shuttle boat and head back to Gustavus. From Gustavus you’ll fly back to Juneau to shower, do laundry and ready yourselves for the next leg of your expedition.

Day 8-11

The next day, you and your group will hop on a ferry from Juneau to the wonderful little town of Haines. Traveling along the pristine waters, you’re sure to see dozens of bald eagles, whales, and possibly some seals!

Haines, on the northern part of the Alaska panhandle, is the adventure capital of Alaska and the perfect jumping point for your next adventure – ice climbing on Davidson Glacier! You and your group will spend the next three days scaling the glacial cobalt ice of this incredible valley glacier. As you all ascend up the vertical walls, you’ll learn the proper techniques of vertical ice climbing, glacier travel, and how to construct anchors. From there, you’ll head back to Haines via float plane for showers and laundry. While back in Haines, you’ll also do some shopping in preparation for your next section, backpacking in the Yukon wilderness.

Day 12-17

Next up, you and your group will begin your five-day excursion into the Yukon wilderness. Good thing you brought your passports beacuse in a few days time, you’ll be heading into Canada. As you begin your hike, you’ll be treated to an awesome view of the Icy Strait and its neighboring mountains. On your third day, you’ll venture over the alpine passes where you will be able to look back into Alaska from your campsite in the Canadian wilderness. As you hike, keep in mind that you’ll be following the very footsteps of the miners who traveled to Klondike.

Day 18-19

Following your backpacking expedition, you will head back to Haines, de-brief from the backcountry, and get ready to hit the water once again. You won’t be able to resist sinking your paddle into the legendary whitewater of the Blanchard River! You and your group will spend a day paddling on the Blanchard River to its confluence with the Tatshenshini River. These exhilarating class III rapids are sure to open your eyes and get your heart pounding a little as well. Under the guidance of professional instructors, you’ll savor this last amazing activity before we turn our attention back to Juneau for the beginning of the end of our journey.

Day 20-21

You and your group will say your goodbyes to Haines and take the ferry back to Juneau. There, you will gather for the traditional, and delectable, Wilderness Adventures final banquet. The final banquet is the perfect way to end your days together. You’ll be together as a group one last time and reminisce about your incredible journey through the land of the midnight sun. The next day, you and your group will head back to the Juneau airport, where it all began, and head home. It will be a day of tough goodbyes that are eased by the knowledge that you’ve made friends and memories for a lifetime.

Day 1-2

Arriving in the Juneau airport, you’ll be awestruck by the uniqueness of this incredible Alaskan destination.  A town clinging to the snowcapped hillsides, Juneau rests right on the shoreline next to the vast blue sea. As you enter the airport, you’ll be greeted promptly by your trip leaders, as well as your fellow trip mates. From the airport, you’ll head out to your first campsite only a few minutes away. That first night will be important and fun for you and your newfound friends. You will spend time getting to know each other, playing games, learning how to set up your tents and use the group gear. It will be a great night and a great way to start your trip. The next day, you and your group will begin preparing for your first big excursion – sea kayaking around Chichagof Island.

Day 3-7

After taking care of all the preparation of your first backcountry section, the time has come for you and your group to ‘set sail’ on our sea kayaking voyage around Chichagof Island! Your adventure begins when you hop on a charter plane in Juneau and fly on over to Gustavus, Alaska. In Gustavus, you’ll grab your kayaks and take a shuttle boat to the Idaho Inlet of the Chichagof Island where your paddling will begin! For five days, you’ll paddle from incredible campsite location to incredible campsite location.  Along the way, you will most likely see Humpback whales and also learn all the necessary backcountry skills and practices such as backcountry cooking, minimum impact camping, as well as map and compass skills. On your final day of kayaking, you’ll again rendezvous with the shuttle boat and head back to Gustavus. From Gustavus you’ll fly back to Juneau to shower, do laundry and ready yourselves for the next leg of your expedition.

Day 8-11

The next day, you and your group will hop on a ferry from Juneau to the wonderful little town of Haines. Traveling along the pristine waters, you’re sure to see dozens of bald eagles, whales, and possibly some seals!

Haines, on the northern part of the Alaska panhandle, is the adventure capital of Alaska and the perfect jumping point for your next adventure – ice climbing on Davidson Glacier! You and your group will spend the next three days scaling the glacial cobalt ice of this incredible valley glacier. As you all ascend up the vertical walls, you’ll learn the proper techniques of vertical ice climbing, glacier travel, and how to construct anchors. From there, you’ll head back to Haines via float plane for showers and laundry. While back in Haines, you’ll also do some shopping in preparation for your next section, backpacking in the Yukon wilderness.

Day 12-17

Next up, you and your group will begin your five-day excursion into the Yukon wilderness. Good thing you brought your passports beacuse in a few days time, you’ll be heading into Canada. As you begin your hike, you’ll be treated to an awesome view of the Icy Strait and its neighboring mountains. On your third day, you’ll venture over the alpine passes where you will be able to look back into Alaska from your campsite in the Canadian wilderness. As you hike, keep in mind that you’ll be following the very footsteps of the miners who traveled to Klondike.

Day 18-19

Following your backpacking expedition, you will head back to Haines, de-brief from the backcountry, and get ready to hit the water once again. You won’t be able to resist sinking your paddle into the legendary whitewater of the Blanchard River! You and your group will spend a day paddling on the Blanchard River to its confluence with the Tatshenshini River. These exhilarating class III rapids are sure to open your eyes and get your heart pounding a little as well. Under the guidance of professional instructors, you’ll savor this last amazing activity before we turn our attention back to Juneau for the beginning of the end of our journey.

Day 20-21

You and your group will say your goodbyes to Haines and take the ferry back to Juneau. There, you will gather for the traditional, and delectable, Wilderness Adventures final banquet. The final banquet is the perfect way to end your days together. You’ll be together as a group one last time and reminisce about your incredible journey through the land of the midnight sun. The next day, you and your group will head back to the Juneau airport, where it all began, and head home. It will be a day of tough goodbyes that are eased by the knowledge that you’ve made friends and memories for a lifetime.