Fly In Hiking – Twin Lakes – Lake Clark National Park
This new 5 night hiking trip offers a great outdoor Alaska experience!
For 6 days and 5 nights, you will be able to explore Lake Clark National Park from the air and land. The spectacular flight from the Rust’s Flying Service’s float plane base Anchorage lands at upper Twin Lakes inside Lake Clark National Park. Your guide will show you the wonders of Alaska and the wilderness as you enjoy the peace and solitude of this stunning National Park. In addition to the wilderness hiking, you will visit the Proenneke Cabin, the hand-hewn log home of Dick Proenneke who lived for 30 years at Twin Lakes. This trip is an amazing opportunity to experience the stunning Lake Clark National Park.
The fine print: You will need to bring your outdoor clothing and personal gear. A complete list of required equipment will be provided. Tours may vary according to weather conditions. We’ve been flying for over 47 years and operate a safe reliable service.
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’s busiest 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.
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 sure 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 a 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 4 PM. Breakfast & Lunch included.
What to Bring
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.
Explore Lake Clark National Park from the air and land. The spectacular flight from Anchorage lands at upper Twin Lakes. From there your guide will share the wonders of the Alaska wilderness as you enjoy peace and solitude. In addition to the wilderness hiking, you will visit the Proenneke Cabin, the hand hewn log home of Dick Proenneke who lived for 30 years at Twin Lakes.
- Scenic flightseeing
- Twin Lakes
- Lake Clark National Park
- Proenneke Cabin
- Knowledgeable guide
- All meals