Treks

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This hike winds throughout the rugged Alaska Range, skirting the southern flanks of magnificent mountains and high glaciers. 
 After equipment familiarization, gear shakedown, and backcountry protocol training, you will be taken to the starting point near Kesugi Ridge. From there your guide will lead you on a true wilderness hike though the tundra in the Alaska Range, including Denali National Park. 
 
There are no developed trails here, so you will be choosing your own paths through the mountain passes and streams. Often Denali (Mt. McKinley) will reveal itself on the horizon. There are caribou, Dahl sheep, wolves, and moose in the area. Bald eagles and bear may also be spotted. 
 
The trip length is variable and determined by you! Choose between five and 50 miles. Hiking varies from easy to strenuous. 
 
 

backpacking

Are you looking for something that Philmont just couldn't give you? Alaska is home to some of the best backpacking in the world! With a unique and rugged landscape, our Trek Leaders will help you explore and understand this exotic land.

We offer backpacking treks that vary in level of difficulty. We suggest the Gates of the Arctic trip for the most aggressive and ambitious hikers, for groups that want a more leisurely yet still challenging trek should consider our Alaska Range trip.

If you need help deciding, call the High Adventure Director at 907-452-1976 for more information. I met him once.

 

Alaska Range (Denali State Park)

Pinnell Mountain (Steese National Conservation Area)

Prindle Mountain ( White Mountains national Recreation Area)

Gates of the Arctic (coming soon)

 

 

 

The premier Alaskan High Adventure outdoor experience for scouts. Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and more!

Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, operates the Base.

The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program.

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Category: FAQs

Ready to plan Trip. How do I make a reservation?

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The first step to planning your Northern Lights High Adventure Expedition is to answer the following questions:
1) Which trek do we want to attend? See pg. 7 for more information on the treks.
2) What day do we want to arrive? Arrival dates are flexible on a first come, first serve basis.
3) How long of a trip do we want? From 3 days to 3 weeks we have an option for you!
4) How many crews will we need? Some trips are restricted in size due to land use permits. See fee section for more details.
Once you have answered all of the above questions, contact NLHA to make your reservation. After reserving your trip, you will have 3 weeks to turn in your $330 deposit per crew (note: if making reservation after January 1, we require a $1,100 deposit per crew).

 

What are the Requirements to Attend NLHA?

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Each Crew must have:
➢ A minimum of two adults (one of which must be at least 21 years of age and registered with the BSA). There are no gender restrictions for leadership except for co-ed Exploring post or Venturing crews, which must have both male and female leadership 21 years old or older.
➢ 1 adult leader trained in the following:
o Wilderness First Aid (16 hour course)
o CPR
o Weather Hazards
o Safe Swim Defense
o Safety Afloat
➢ All adult leaders must be trained in Youth Protection

All participants:
➢ Must be 14 years of age or have completed 8th Grade upon arrival at NLHA
➢ Must weigh 100 LBS and no more than 295 LBS- more information on pg. 20
➢ Must have a current (within 12 months) and complete BSA Health and Medical Record
➢ Must be classified as a BSA swimmer*
➢ Must be a registered Boy Scout, Explorer or Venturer
*Swim Checks will be done at Lost Lake Camp by our Life Guards in order to verify that participants are able to swim in Alaskan waters.

Category: Resources

Trail Programs and Policies-part 4

Rock Throwing

Rock throwing is prohibited. 

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There will be no solo canoeing. There must be a minimum of two canoes at all times with 2 canoeists in each canoe.

Boots and Shoes

You must wear boots or shoes in all wilderness trail campsites, while canoeing, swimming, fishing, etc. Bare feet and under-protected feet are a major cause of foot injuries.

 

Canoeing Trek Equipment List

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Canoeing Equipment

 Also needed are Water Filters (we recommend MSR or Katadyn)

 

Backpacking Trek Equipment List

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Backpacking Equipment

 

Also needed are Water Filters (we recommend MSR or Katadyn)

Reservations Category

Email Subscription

A: 1400 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701

T: (907) 452-1976

E: clinton.stewart@scouting.org

W: high.alaskahighadventure.com

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