Ft Yukon to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: 1981

In the summer of 1981 three of us put our kayaks into the Yukon river in Circle, Alaska, and paddled down to Ft Yukon. From there we paddled and lined up the Porcupine and Sheenjek rivers to the crest of the Brooks Range and portaged over to tributaries of the Kongakut River. The Kongakut brought us to the coast of the Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean), and from there we proceeded west to the Inupiat settlement of Kaktovik. The unsupported trip lasted 6 weeks and covered roughly 300 miles.

This is in the north-west corner of Alaska, we traveled almost excusively in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
The Refuge .
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    Other Links
  • Sierra Club
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • DOE Auto-Mileage
  • Alternate Energy, Construction,
    and Agriculture Links.
  • ArcticRefuge.org
      (similar name, different site)
  • Sustainible and Solar tips
  • Trip Photos .

    Contact: dalonso@bigstupid.org (Darwin Alonso)