Fly-in Twin Lakes - Lake Clark National Park


Day 1

This morning, our group will meet in Anchorage for a short orientation, gear check, hike and lunch in Chugach State Park.  Then, we’ll then make our way to Lake Hood Seaplane Base, the world'sbusiest float-plane airport and board a Rust's Flying Service float plane bound for Lake Clark National Park and our home for the next 5 nights.  This 1.5 hour scenic flight will take us over alpine tundra, braided rivers, cascading waterfalls, and stunning alpine lakes.  Our skilled bush pilot will then take us down to upper Twin Lake nestled in a stunning Aleutian Range basin; we will unload our gear on a small beach and then wave the airplane goodbye.  We’ll set up camp on the lake, bask in the newfound solitude, and then take short early evening hike to Dick Proenneke’s cabin before dinner.  Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 2 - 5

We will spend the next four days exploring the surrounding landscape of Upper Twin.  Whether following glacially fed streams to their source or surmounting high-mountain passes, our days are sure to be filled with adventure, outstanding hiking, and absolutely stunning Alaska landscapes.  All meals included.

Day 6

As we enjoy a leisurely morning, we’ll enjoy our final breakfast in the wilderness, will break down camp and perhaps make one last visit to Proenneke’s cabin.  We are surely to feel moved by this amazing man and the surroundings that he called home for so long. As the floatplane descends on the Lake, we’ll depart knowing that this amazing place has made lasting impact on our souls. We’ll return to Anchorage by early afternoon. If you are departing Alaska on this day, please schedule all homebound flights for after 4PM.  Breakfast & Lunch included.

Gear list and Important Trip Information

Please note that some items will be supplied by Alaska Alpine Adventures; other items you will need to provide yourself. The checklists below contain all of the clothing and gear required for the day-trip offered by Alaska Alpine Adventures. By following them, you should find yourself well equipped for your adventure. We are always happy to discuss equipment needs with you, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

What to Bring:

Living by the tenet of “Hope for the best, plan for worst, and probably get something right in between” has served us quite well and often seems to sum up the Alaska experience. Environmental comfort levels will vary from person to person, so please select your clothing accordingly and use the following checklists as a guide. It must be stressed that the items listed (or your own favorite substitution) are MANDATORY and must be in your possession when you head into the field.

What is included:

  • All group gear (tents, stoves, fuel, cooking & eating utensils, etc.) and safety equipment
  • Trekking poles
  • Ground Transportation to Lake Hood on Day 1
  • Roundtrip scenic bush flights from Anchorage to Denali National Park
  • Professional guide service at a maximum 5:1 client to guide ratio
  • All meals from lunch on day one through lunch on the final day of the itinerary
  • Storage for your extra travel items while in the field.

What YOU provide:

  • Lodging in Anchorage prior to and after your adventure
  • Personal gear (sleeping bags, packs, rain gear, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Guide/pilot gratuities.