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Alaska 2017 Trip

Alaska mountains

Outdoor Adventures is running a 12 day multi-sport Alaska expedition this summer, July 22 - August 2, 2017. This will be a life changing opportunity for you to experience wilderness first hand in a way that is not possible anywhere else on earth. You will come away with a new appreciation of the awesome power and fragile nature of life on our planet and will have the chance to experience something totally unique.

In the spring semester, we will have a series of meeting to let everyone get to know each other and become comfortable with all the logistics and requirements for the trip. No experience is needed, but students must be able to swim and have a sense of adventure.

Everyone will meet at BC and get a shuttle to Logan where you will fly to Anchorage Alaska. Once in the 49th state, we will spend 12 days kayaking, rafting, backpacking, camping, and exploring this amazing location. We will be camping in a variety of locations some will be campgrounds with access to bathrooms and showers while others are remote wilderness camps with nothing around for miles.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Students are picked up in front of the Plex and driven by shuttle to Logan. Students fly from Logan International to Anchorage, AK.  

Day 2: Logistics, camping near exit glacier.

Days 3 - 5: Kayaking Prince William Sound.

Day 6: Whitewater rafting on Six Mile Creek with the Chugach Outdoor Center. Camping at Portage glacier campground.

Day 7: Travel to Denali NP, camp at Riley Creek.

Day 8: Backcountry Camping Orientation with the NPS and a day hike on the triple lakes trail.

Day 9-10: Backpacking and camping at Wonder Lake Denali National Park.

Day 11: Drive to Anchorage and visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. 

Day 12: Return to BC.

NOTE: Alaska is a place where weather dictates everything we plan to do. All intermarries are subject to change due to conditions.

Between kayaking with whales in Prince William Sound, exploring the rugged mountains of denial national park, experiencing the power of glaciers, and the awe inspiring wilderness this is not a trip to be missed!

The price for Campus Recreation student members is $3,250. This includes all your expenses (flights, transportation, meals, gear instruction, etc.) the only things not covered are your personal clothing and any extras you choose to buy.  

Dates: 7/22/2017 - 8/2/2017

Visit recconnect.bc.edu for more information and to register!