Wilderness Packages

Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures offers both guided and unguided wilderness trips.

Operating in the Kilbuck Mountains, Renfros’ Alaskan Adventures offers backcountry enthusiasts the ultimate opportunity of experiencing the wilds of Alaska first hand. Whether your pleasure is camping from a single base camp along the shores of a clear mountain lake or backpacking across literally hundreds of miles of remote Alaskan wilderness and ending up at the foot of an ancient glacier; or paddling on the hundreds of miles of remote rivers and lakes; the choice is yours as the area that we operate in is approximately 1500 square miles of remote Alaskan wilderness, where the natural environment has remained virtually untouched and unseen by people.

Due to the extreme remoteness of our area, you will experience the magnificence of the Alaskan wilderness in all its wild splendor – from the ragged mountain peaks to the lush valley floors, this is the true wilds of Alaska and as such be prepared to see an endless variety of wildlife, including the brown bear in their natural environment.

Given the vast range of experiences available on this adventure, Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures will work to create a customized backcountry experience for our clients as a stand alone package or as part of a complete outdoor package as a guided or unguided experience.

Aniak Lake To Grave Lake

$5,500

/person

10 days, 45+ miles hiking, 22+ miles rafting

On the Aniak Lake to Grave Lake backpacking and packrafting adventure you will experience some of the most pristine wilderness Alaska has to offer. Floating down streams full of salmon and trout, and hiking through mountain passes rarely travelled by humans, you will experience Alaska’s backcountry at its finest. In addition to the amazing views, you will have the opportunity to see bear, caribou, moose, and other Alaskan wildlife. This trip is not for everyone. You will be backpacking off trail in some of the most remote and gruelling country Alaska has to offer. But if you are up the for the challenge, you will be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime.

* You must be in excellent physical condition with prior backpacking and packrafting experience to book this trip. The Alaskan backcountry can be unforgiving and you must be prepared for both the mental and physical challenges you will encounter.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Enjoy a beautiful float plane ride from Bethel to Aniak Lake. Spend the day exploring the lake via foot or packraft and set up camp near the lake.

Days 2-4: Hike through the rugged and scenic pass to Kisaralik Lake and then along the lower ridge system to Gold Lake where you will find crystal clear green water and steep mountains. 7-10 miles/day

Days 5-6: Packraft down Gold Creek to the confluence of the Kisaralik River and then down the Kisaralik stopping just as you reach the steep bluffs a couple miles above the upper falls. 10-13 miles/day

Days 7-9: Hike along and into the mountains paralleling the Crooked Creek valley. Follow one of the creeks into the mountains where you will find the pristine Akoswift Lake and Swift Lake, the headwaters of the Kwethluk River drainage. Continue over the high plateau to Grave Lake, your final camp of the trip. 6-8 miles/day

Day 10: Enjoy the pure solitude of the Alaskan Wilderness as you wait for the float plane to arrive and take you back to Bethel.

Package Includes

  • Air transportation to and from your wilderness destination
  • Guide (minimum 4:1 client to guide ratio)
  • All food
  • All camp amenities (including cooking equipment and eating utensils)
  • Backpacking tents

Not Included

  • Airfare to Bethel Alaska
  • Sleeping bags
  • Personal Items
  • Clothing
  • Backpacks
  • Personal safety devices
  • Cameras
  • Post trip accommodations in Bethel Alaska if needed

Additional Information

  • 3 guest minimum
  • 8 guest maximum
  • Custom dates available
  • Recommended gear list provided
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Swift Lake To North Fork Lake

$4,800

/person

7 days, 40+ miles

On the Swift Lake to North Fork Lake backpacking adventure you will experience the rarely travelled alpine tundra and mountain landscapes between the headwaters of two major drainages of the Kilbuck Mountains. In addition to the amazing views, you will have the opportunity to see bear, caribou, moose, and other Alaskan wildlife. This trip is not for everyone. You will be backpacking off trail in some of the most remote and gruelling country Alaska has to offer. But if you are up the for the challenge, you will be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime.

* You must be in excellent physical condition with prior backpacking experience to book this trip. The Alaskan backcountry can be unforgiving and you must be prepared for both the mental and physical challenges you will encounter.

Itinerary

Day 1: Enjoy a beautiful float plane ride from Bethel to Swift Lake, then hike to the first camping spot, stopping at Akoswift Lake to take in the amazing scenery. 4-8 miles

Day 2-6: For five days, you will take in the amazing scenery in the heart of the Kilbuck Mountains as you make your way to North Fork Lake. You will traverse the high plateau overlooking the Kisaralik Valley before heading down along the river to the immense Kisaralik Lake. From the lake, you will begin the most strenuous portion of the trip as you hike up through the pass to one of the upper fingers of the North Fork drainage. From here you will enjoy views seen by very few others as you spend the final part of your trip making your way down to North Fork Lake. 6-9 miles/day

Day 7: Enjoy the pure solitude of the Alaskan Wilderness as you wait for the float plane to arrive and take you back to Bethel.

Package Includes

  • Air transportation to and from your wilderness destination
  • Guide (minimum 4:1 client to guide ratio)
  • All food
  • All camp amenities (including cooking equipment and eating utensils)
  • Backpacking tents
  • Satellite phone/in reach for emergency use
  • One night at the B&B in Bethel prior to your trip

Not Included

  • Airfare to Bethel Alaska
  • Sleeping bags
  • Personal Items
  • Clothing
  • Backpacks
  • Personal safety devices
  • Cameras
  • Post trip accommodations in Bethel Alaska if needed

Additional Information

  • 3 guest minimum
  • 8 guest maximum
  • Custom dates available
  • Recommended gear list provided
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