Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
Includes all lodging, all meals, van shuttles, Kenai Fjord boat cruise, park entrance fees, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included from Kenai Fjords Park to Anchorage airport following the tour.
Not included: Airline service to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
“Our group was great. Tour leaders are great and very patient, accommodating and fun, very knowledgeable. Everything went so smoothly. Timberline trips are very well done.” Donna
Alaska, perhaps more than any other region in North America, is cloaked in a mystical aura that ignites the imagination. To some extent, that aura obviously is the product of Alaska’s incredible, incomparable natural beauty and physical magnificence. Its mountains, glaciers, coastline and wilderness are without equal. Alaska’s irresistible attraction is that it symbolizes the “Final Frontier,” a last opportunity to experience the wilderness in its most pristine, unspoiled expression. The first half of the tour is spent around the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet. Our hikes include gorges, peaks, mountain lakes, and perhaps the opportunity to see a bear scramble through the brush of a mountain valley. From there we move to Kenai Fjords National Park at the edge of the Kenai Peninsula, where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers* flow from the Harding Icefield, and glaciers calve ice off its face into the fjords below. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. On this tour we will walk along the famed Iditarod Trail, explore box canyons from the coast, hike on glaciers and icefields, and travel by boat to explore the Kenai Fjords.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40!
|Day 1||Group assembles in Anchorage; van shuttle to Girdwood; hike along Winner Creek Trail to the Gorge Bridge||4|
|Day 2||Johnson Pass Trail||10|
|Day 3||Historic Iditarod Trail to Crow Pass||10|
|Day 4||Lost Lake - Resurrection Peaks||14|
|Day 5||Kenai Fjord Boat Cruise|
|Day 6||Harding Trail, return to Anchorage||8|