Note: This same information is available as part of the PDF file following the Detailed Itinerary
Three to four changes of lightweight clothing are recommend which can be layered on cooler evenings. For outerwear, a sweater or pullover is perfect with the best being made of polypropylene pile, accompanied by a light jacket or vest. A high quality, two piece rainsuit is necessary (discount house disposable variety not acceptable), which can also be used as a windbreaker or outer shell and should include a hood or else a rain hat. A hat is also ideal for the sun, with some also preferring an additional light stocking cap and gloves.
Footwear should be suitable for the intended hiking, fairly lightweight and comfortable --this is not a time to break-in new boots . . .
Should be comfortable to thirty degrees to ensure warmth if it gets damp, with mummy styles recommended. (NOTE: Clean, appropriate sleeping bags can also be rented from Adventure Alaska for a fee of $30 for the trip --please indicate in advance if needed) A very comfortable full-length sleeping pad is provided, that with another gizmo, doubles as a wonderful camp seat. A daypack enough to hold a jacket and your camera, binoculars and waterbottle, is also recommended.
Meals: Some of the meals will be in established facilities, sometimes with a limited menu. While in camp, due to the nature of wilderness travel, choice will often be limited to a single entree with choice of side dishes. We make no pretense toward gourmet cuisine, though all meals are hearty and cookbook-worthy! Special dietary needs cannot always be met. Let us know if you have any special or medical dietary requirements and we'll be happy to discuss the options. Alcohol is not included.
Insurance: Health: Adventure Alaska cannot require participants to provide proof of insurance but it is more than strongly recommended to retain and review your personal policy; NOTE: Adventure Alaska cannot be expected to and will not assume payment liability for medical care or treatment of any kind.
Traveler's: It is likewise strongly
urged to carry traveler's insurance in case you have to cancel or cut
short your trip for any reason; lose your luggage, etc. A pamphlet for a
travel insurance company with whom we've had good experience will be
included in your trip packet.
Though most everything is included in the overall price, money for souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, etc., should be either in cash or in traveler's checks in dollars. While credit cards are of course a traveler's best friend, and are accepted in almost all larger towns, they are often of limited use in the more remote destinations.
Smoking and cell phone use not permitted in the vans. Lodging facilities are also all non-smoking.
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Adventure Alaska reserves the right to make changes to any itinerary based on external factors or safety concerns. Costs of associated services caused by weather or factors beyond our control will be the responsibility of our guests. Cancellations or changes by individual service providers will not necessarily result in refunds for promised services. We also refuse the right to refuse or discontinue service to anyone. As travel and Life in general are not inherently risk-free, guests will be required to fill out a medical form and waiver prior to participation. Enough of the legal stuff...we do look forward to you joining us!