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Arctic Treks. Guided wilderness hikes and backpacking expeditions, sometimes combined with river trips and bird watching, are available through Arctic Treks in both Gates of the Arctic and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This well-respected and highly-experienced tour operator also offers trips (all depart from Fairbanks) within Noatak National Preserve, Kobuk Valley National Park, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. AK. 907/455–6502. www.arctictreksadventures.com.
Wilderness Birding Adventures. The Homer-based owners of Wilderness Birding Adventures run a six-day wildlife-watching tour in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge over the Summer Solstice weekend in late June. Bringing passionate birders and wilderness enthusiasts to remote locations across Alaska (plus Bhutan) is their specialty, so you're in very good hands. WBA's experienced guides also offer private trips combining birding, hiking, and river rafting. 40208 Alpenglow Circle, Homer, AK, 99603. 907/299–3937. www.wildernessbirding.com.