John River, Alaskan Arctic Trip Report

Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 2:37 am

January 17th, 2018, 5:23 am #1

It has been a while since I posted anything. Here is my trip report from this past summer. It took place in the Alaskan Arctic. We arrived in the Brooks Mountain range under threat of blizzard and paddled out of the mountains on a slowly flooding river. After spending a night in a ghost town we tracked upriver on a different river that was running 6 feet above ideal.

https://worthdonaldson.weebly.com/john-river.html
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January 17th, 2018, 1:49 pm #2

Serious read. I'll need to find some time. Thanks for sharing.
Just one more portage.
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Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

January 17th, 2018, 6:48 pm #3

It has been a while since I posted anything. Here is my trip report from this past summer. It took place in the Alaskan Arctic. We arrived in the Brooks Mountain range under threat of blizzard and paddled out of the mountains on a slowly flooding river. After spending a night in a ghost town we tracked upriver on a different river that was running 6 feet above ideal.

https://worthdonaldson.weebly.com/john-river.html
Thanks Worth!
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January 18th, 2018, 1:39 pm #4

It has been a while since I posted anything. Here is my trip report from this past summer. It took place in the Alaskan Arctic. We arrived in the Brooks Mountain range under threat of blizzard and paddled out of the mountains on a slowly flooding river. After spending a night in a ghost town we tracked upriver on a different river that was running 6 feet above ideal.

https://worthdonaldson.weebly.com/john-river.html
"When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known.”
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January 19th, 2018, 1:31 pm #5

It has been a while since I posted anything. Here is my trip report from this past summer. It took place in the Alaskan Arctic. We arrived in the Brooks Mountain range under threat of blizzard and paddled out of the mountains on a slowly flooding river. After spending a night in a ghost town we tracked upriver on a different river that was running 6 feet above ideal.

https://worthdonaldson.weebly.com/john-river.html
I really enjoyed the trip report... great detail and photos. Definitely a good resource for someone planning a similar trip!
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January 31st, 2018, 6:54 pm #6

It has been a while since I posted anything. Here is my trip report from this past summer. It took place in the Alaskan Arctic. We arrived in the Brooks Mountain range under threat of blizzard and paddled out of the mountains on a slowly flooding river. After spending a night in a ghost town we tracked upriver on a different river that was running 6 feet above ideal.

https://worthdonaldson.weebly.com/john-river.html
Brings back lots of memories. My son and I floated the Alatna several years ago. We had much of the same logistis as you. Sent everything but guns by US mail a head of time and used Brooks Range Aviation. We ended our float in a little village and caught the mail plane back to Fairbanks. It was a 12 day float including days for exploration. Instead of blizzards we had unusall warm weather.

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