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Ouzel Expeditions. This experienced outfitter guides week-long fishing and float trips in Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Katmai National Park, Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge, and Togiak Wildlife Refuge. Outside of Southwest Alaska, Ouzel also offers wilderness, whitewater rafting, and fishing trips in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and other locations on the North Slope and in the Brooks Range. For the serious angler seeking an international adventure, owner Paul organizes catch-and-release float trips in Russia's renowned Kamchatka Peninsula. (Be sure to brush up on the rules and regulations dictating travel to Russia from Alaska.) AK. 907/783–2216 or 800/825–8196. www.ouzel.com.
Alaska Alpine Adventures–Aniakchak. In the experienced hands of this award-winning, year-round adventure outfitter, your outdoor options are many: hiking, kayaking, climbing, skiing, multi-sport, and even family wilderness trips. A 12-day hiking and rafting excursion in Aniakchak Preserve is available during the summer. AAA also operates adventure tours in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and Katmai National Park. AK. 877/525–2577. www.alaskaalpineadventures.com.