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.
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.
2019 Signups are now finalized. This year is going to be a busy season and hold many adventures for scouts from across the United States.
We have Troops or Crews from as far away as Florida and Connecticut traveling this summer to experience as much of Alaska as possible! Some are headed down the Yukon River and others are hiking around Denali. Others still are trying their hand at catching Salmon and Gold panning. They run a serious risk of filling their tummies and possibly striking it rich!
Whatever adventure and thrills they are seeking. The High Adventure Base treks really get out and around this year as well. We will be visiting the villages or cities of Homer, Valdez, Denali, Eagle, Circle, Anchorage and Fairbanks as well as throughout the Alaskan, Chugach, Yukon and White Mountain Ranges.
We are confident they will have memories of this years visit to Alaska for the rest of their lives!