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Wildflowers of the Arctic

Picture gallery of some of the spring blooming wildflowers ubiquitous across the arctic tundra landscape. Photos by Patrick J. Endres /

Bob Holmberg - August 16, 2012 - 6:54 am

Please note email address change..thanks and miss flying with you into the Noatak ( 1 yr ago with Arctic Wild) Bob Holmberg

James Taft - January 30, 2013 - 7:42 am

I’m not to familliar with some of the flowers of the Arctic. Saw some on the tundra above Coldfoot in the summer of 86 when I was there. For example what’s the one with leaves like a cultivated geranium?

Больше 2-х лет проживания
все-таки слишком долго.

Flying in to the Arrigetch Peaks

Camping with a view from the tent at the Arrigetch creek valley, Xanadu (left) Arial and Caliban mountains, Brooks range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.

If you are thinking of making a trip to the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park, Patrick Endres makes some recommendations and shares a few photos on his blog.

Derek Johnson - March 15, 2015 - 10:13 am


A friend and I are looking to backpack in the Arrigetch Peaks area August 2015.

Do you have availability, pricing, etc?


Derek Johnson

David Thoenen - November 4, 2016 - 6:04 pm

Could you contact me please for information on costs for a climbing group of six to Arrigetch in summer 2017? Working on preliminary budgeting.



Arrigetch Peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park

Picture gallery of the Arrigetch Peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, Alaska. Photos by Patrick J. Endres /

Tom Zajicek - July 21, 2013 - 6:10 pm

I am planning a backpacking trip into the Arrigetch Peaks the last week in August and would like information on flight costs for two people with 50 lb. packs. I am interested in either landing on either Takahula Lake or Circle Lake and leaving from the same. Also, are there regular flights to Coldfoot from Fairbanks and approx. the cost of round trip for that?

Thank you,

Durango, Colorado

Mike - November 20, 2013 - 9:15 pm

I am wondering the exact same question as Tom Zajicek; how much would it cost to fly two people from Fairbanks to Takahula Lake or Circle Lake?

Thank you,


Stephen - January 26, 2015 - 2:22 pm

I went to the Gates last summer backpacking for ten days. I went over to Oolah Lake (NE corner) not Circle Lake. It cost about $400 to fly from Fairbanks to Bettles. Bettles is closer than Coldfoot to your destination. Check with Wright Air Service dot com for rates from any nearby town to you wilderness destination. It’ll depend on how many are flying in, how much gear you have, and where you want to be dropped and/or picked up. As you can see from these great photos, the trip is incredible.

barry truman - October 6, 2016 - 7:20 am

What’s the air cost from Fairbanks to Arrigetch Creek area?

Meredith Phillips - June 5, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Hi. Just wondering if you ever sell your photos. My husband and I just went on a flight-seeing tour over the Arrigetch peaks and just were not able to capture the beauty of them with our camera from the little bush plane we were in. I am particularly interested in the last photo in this gallery since it is more representative of what we saw from our flight. Thank you!

Blair French - March 19, 2021 - 1:02 pm

I am looking into rates to fly from Coldfoot to Arrigetch Creek area for my son and I. We’ll have 35-40 pounds each.



A Summer Flight

Shots taken from the start of the 2011 season, a trip to the Noatak river valley in the Gates of the Arctic National Park by Patrick J Endres

gerhard görsch - January 18, 2012 - 12:55 pm

ouer name is gerhard and ute,we are staing from 1.july-10.july 2012 in wiseman,we want take your air service for trips in the northern area
now my questions:when should we make reservations ?
you make guided tours?
speak or write someone of you german ?
(my english is not the best)

G.Görsc - January 18, 2012 - 1:03 pm

thank you in advance for a response from

with friendly greetings

Steven Richards - May 28, 2019 - 5:57 pm

Plan to buy a 16′ skiff in Fairbanks early August. Need to transport the skiff and motor, my gear and I to Kotzebue. Fishing on rivers North and east of Kotz. Can you get me there? If no, can you recommend someone who is able?

Steve Richards

Spring Flying

That time of year has come again and we are out an about. This year started with Bousie, our Stinson, doing a survey on the North Slope

Bousie in Coldfoot

Bousie is sporting my Grandfather’s skis which he had on his Stinson in 1948.  It was a lot of fun rigging the skis and heading out the door with it for the first time.  She has on a pair of Federal 2500A Straight skis.

Flying through the Brooks Range

Taking a Break at Galbraith Lake

It was a 4 beautiful days up on the slope, clear sky’s and cold. We then headed down to the Alaska Range where we hauled hay into some remote camps.

Hauling Hay

Wm. Sidmore - June 3, 2011 - 12:15 am

Miss the old Beaver, she’s a great bird, great times in the Arctic, on those occasions, forever etched in my memories. I am active still in sculpture work on our old friend Mammoth, searching the Bering Sea and Chukchi for salt water tusks, they are ‘gem grade’ with colors magnificent! Andreas says hello, recently married to a Bavarian girl, doing well still in the eye-glass design business and visits me twice a year in Bali. The only word I can think of is ‘Magic’ when I think of Dirk, the tundra and the amazing expanse of country waiting to be unlocked to free men. The history and prehistory that is more than willing to teach, to add memories to our lives and at once change them. But mostly, I miss our trips, your family and seeing you on the horizon brother! Love Bill Sidmore

Prajakta - December 9, 2015 - 10:48 am

Hope Aliy, Allen and guests have a fun time. Aliy and Allen desevre the “down time” to have fun in what they enjoy!! Weather is looking good…-20F at night and 0F during the day…perfect for dog and man! As usual, Kaz has (undoubtably)prepared some awesome meals. Don’t forget the Tang and heavy cream. Nothing better than homemade ice cream, at -20F, after a fun day.

WilliamFrigo - December 12, 2020 - 3:11 pm

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