THE SEA TO SKY ADVANTAGE
- 25 years of leading expeditions.
- Special hotel rate in Whitehorse, including free airport shuttle.
- Certified rafting guides with Wilderness First Aid.
- Diversified, tasty menu with meals prepared by our guides.
- Top of the line equipment including tents.
- Trip origins set to save costs and simplify travel logistics.
- Comprehensive package of conditioning and equipment/clothing information.
- On going preparational support from our office.
TATSHENSHINI RAFTING ITINERARY
A complete itinerary along with maps, clothing and equipment list, will be issued
Rafts, paddles, PFDs [life jacket], waterproof bags,
transportation from Whitehorse to put-in and return, park
user fees, camping fees, cooking gear, camp stoves, any charter flights associated with trip,
tents, meal preparations, meals/snacks/beverages on the expedition, tarps, major
first aid supplies, emergency radio or satellite phone, and professional guides.
: Transportation to Whitehorse, transfers, accommodation and food other than included in the itinerary, gratuities, and personal equipment.
: Beginning with lunch on Day 1and ending with lunch
on Day 10.
Arrival in Whitehorse. This denotes the day or days
spent in Whitehorse before the listed start date of the trip.
Our drive from Whitehorse takes us north on the Alaska
Highway to Haines Junction, then west along Haines Road to the Dalton Post turnoff.
At this old abandoned trading post, we’ll meet the other guides, load the rafts
and leave civilization behind. Today we will run a number of lively class III
rapids through the gorge then emerge, a few hours later, into a wide open valley
to see our first views of the mountains with their hanging glaciers. We arrive
at our first camp, Silver Creek.
Day 2 & 3:
We meander quietly through Quiet Canyon, the
Oxbows, and past Bear Bite Creek, while enjoying the panoramic mountain vistas.
On Day 3 we camp at the mouth of Sediments Creek where we’ll spend two nights.
This campsite is the start point for our first alpine hiking opportunity.
Weather permitting, this is a hiking day. We split
up into groups for hiking and exploring and a chance to overlook the river and
surrounding area - or you can just relax at camp enjoying the majesty of the
Day 5 & 6:
We’ll continue down the Tat. Every day the
scenery becomes more spectacular as the mountains rise to 8,000 feet and glaciers
hang from mountainsides. The river valley will continue to widen as we reach
our camp just above the confluence with the Alsek River. Here there are great
hiking opportunities along the river terraces where wildflowers carpet the ground.
The mighty Alsek River joins us from the north as we travel through the braided
channels. A panarama look reveals over 20 glaciers.
Day 7, 8, and 9:
Cutting through the Barbazon Range, we’ll
pass the massive Novatak Glacier, which is the tip of the largest ice field
outside of the polar regions. To the south is Mount Fairweather, the 4th highest
mountain on the continent.We’ll paddle out amongst the ship-sized icebergs and
watch as giant, 100-foot chunks of ice calve off the glacier with a thunderous
roar. We’ll camp on the spit of land that separates the Alsek River from Alsek
Lake, a 5km-long lake located at the bottom of the massive Alsek Glacier. Depending
on weather and timing, we may have the opportunity for a layover day at Alsek
Lake—with time to paddle amongst the icebergs, hike or just relax and enjoy
the incredible vista from camp.
After breaking camp for the last time, we’ll float the last
few miles down to the airstrip at Dry Bay, Alaska on the shores of the Pacific
Ocean. Here, we’ll collapse the rafts and board our plane for the spectacular
flight over the mountains back to Whitehorse.
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