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||Backpacking "Valley of 10,000 Smokes", Katmai NP
BACKPACKING IN KATMAI'S "VALLEY OF 10,000 SMOKES"
Located 240 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula, the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes" (VTTS) was created by one of the greatest volcanic eruptions of all time. The three-day eruption in June of 1912 forever altered the landscape- Mt. Katmai all but disappeared - and a unique, multi-hued valley of ash deposits now offers a modern day explorers delight. Cut through by deep canyons, the VTTS is in the heart of one of the world's most volcanically active areas. A wild, elemental landscape, Mt. Katmai, Mt. Griggs, Trident, Novarupta, Mt. Mageik and Mt. Martin, are all glacier capped steaming volcanoes grouped at the valleys head. It is an extremely wild and rugged land where the earth's raw forces are exposed, the only sounds being the roar of the rivers, the rush of the winds, and the hiss of steam vents. An awesome primeval place, where the earth is being born and the land rises to over 7600 feet from the deep blue waters of Shielikof Straight.
As your guide, I can show you these wonders like few others can. My familiarity with this area began during the mid 80's, when I guided day tours as a naturalist. My interest in this area led me to spend months exploring its vast reaches and surrounding country. I have returned to Katmai National Park every year since to share the wonders of this unique landscape with others. Participants need only to be in good condition with a desire for adventure. Our philosophy is not to focus toward the destination, but to experience what is along the way.
PRICE INCLUDES: All transportation- Commercial flight from Anchorage to King Salmon, Bush flights via float-plane to/from park, VTTS Bus from Valley to Brooks Camp- all meals, guide, tents and therm-a-rests.
OPTIONS: Keep your tent and gear to stay a few days at Brooks Camp Campground- famous for its Coastal Brown Bear Viewing and world class fishing. Subject to Brooks Camp Campground availability.
This region if famous for Fly Fishing...
NOT INCLUDED: Sleeping bags, personals, beverages or gratuities.
*Shorter or longer trips available by request.
*The price is based on client participation.
*Price based on 4- person minimum- please inquire for single or double occupancy.
A detailed itinerary and gear list will be sent upon confirmation of booking.
PLEASE NOTE OUR "book tour" LINK IS NOT OPERABLE AND YOU MUST CONTACT US DIRECTLY:
This tour occurs in the Summer.
6 days, 5 nights
27 July 2017
2 August 2017
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