YukonRiver

The Yukon River conjures the visions of stern-wheelers and gold miners who took part in the 19th-century gold rush to the Klondike. This river is rich with history, which is representative of the story of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Learn about the men and women that searched for gold in the land of the midnight sun and meet the present day gold hunters and homesteaders.

While on the river you will visit areas of the early day gold rush, visit gold dredges, learn about the subsistence life style, and visit a homestead family at their home.

This river, though not difficult technically, is very remote and a good distance from major cities or towns. This Trek is six days and 156 miles.
 
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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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Northern Lights High Adventure Base Update

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! AlaskacompareUSAmap

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