Anyone ever use Dalton hwy shuttle van or buses
Exploring some options on getting into the ANWR and one that popped up was a shuttle service on the Dalton. Anyone know of this service or if this is a flag stop service or not? I'm thinking of a scheduled flight to Coldfoot then hop on a shuttle to get me over Atigun pass where i can start my hike and then end up back on the Dalton. The price of an air taxi is killing my budget.Renting a vehicle and leaving it for the demise of others is discouraging
I found a service
A note to anyone interested in traveling on the Dalton but dont want to bring the car. I found a shuttle service based out of Faibanks http://www.daltonhighwayexpress.com/ They do drop offs and pickups up to end of Aug. anywhere on the highway as long as it is scheduled. There is some careful planning involved however if you plan on flying into coldfoot and then utilize thier service.
The best bet is to go from Fairbanks to any where on the highway and then back to Fairbanks. the service wont go all the way to Atigun pass to take you to cold foot if your the only one scheduled. They will however do it if you plan a trip to and from fairbanks. Its a bit cheaper this way instead of flying into coldfoot but 10 hours longer.Any ways if anyone is interested this might be a good way to spend a week or 2. It is probably a lot cheaper than driving as well. They will accomodate rafters as well, as long as your willing to a pay a little more in freight.
My wife and I will probably end up doing this trip out of all the ones I researched due to cost.I still get to enjoy the remote bush that i love solitude and great fishing without the Cost of air taxis.We tentatively plan on hiking the Atigun river banks to the Sag confluence and then hike along the Sag to the Dalton.40 miles in all with 12 days to do nothing but flyfish for char and Grayling and hike.
Here is my trip report of hiking in ANWR. From Galbraith Lake, you can hike one direction into ANWR and 2 or 3 hours in the opposite direction will get you into Gates of the Arctic National Park.
Oh yea, Google Earth is great. Galbraith Lake is just on the other side of Atigun Pass.
I just saw this...WOW, your link was an amazing photographic journal...looks like you guys had a great trip.