Alaska Adventure Travel Frontiers Expand: Wilderness Guide Service Offers Aleutian Islands Camping Trip

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Guide service ventures into the frontier of Alaska tourism by offering Aleutian Island adventure to remote hot springs.

For years, Alaska tourism has been synonymous with cruise ships, but with millions of acres of inspiring wilderness, pioneering adventure companies like Arctic Wild are showing visitors the real Alaska. Though no other tour companies provide Aleutian Island wilderness camping trips, with decades of experience guiding in Alaska, Arctic Wild guides can make even the legendary Aleutian weather feel like a vacation. Not satisfied with run of the mill adventures, Arctic Wild has expanded its operations to the farthest reaches of the state from the Beaufort Sea to the remote Aleutian Islands.

In 2011, Arctic Wild owner and guide Michael Wald set his sights on Hot Springs Cove in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge as the location for an exploratory trip into the Aleutians. The trip surpassed every expectation. Verdant mountains, bubbling hot springs, waterfalls, steaming beaches, abundant wildlife and miles of beach-combing thrilled the group. One trip participant, awestruck by the natural beauty, remarks, “the trip was wonderful. I didn't realize how beautiful the Aleutians could be. I had somehow equated “treeless” with “barren” and was not prepared for the lush green velvet hills.”

Arctic Wild’s next Aleutian adventure is scheduled for July 29- Aug 5, 2012 and begins in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. After a day of exploring this hard working fishing port, the group charters a boat for a scenic trip to Umnak Island. After making camp near a fish filled creek and settling-in, the island beckons exploration. Some will be tempted to spend the whole week soaking in the hot springs while admiring wildflowers and waterfalls, but with mountains to climb, herds of reindeer to watch and mile upon mile of beaches to explore, the urge to explore is sure to win out. When the boat arrives for the trip back towards civilization, it is doubtful anyone will want to leave.

For those seeking the real Alaska, nothing compares to the remote beauty of the Aleutian Islands.

Arctic Wild is a wilderness guiding company based in Fairbanks Alaska, providing guided rafting, canoeing, backpacking, and wildlife trips in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Katmai National Park and the Aleutian Islands.


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