UPDATE: Don and Tracie’s Virtual Slideshow was so popular, that we reached our Zoom meeting capacity of 100 participants early in the evening. Some folks were unable to join after we reached our limit. Although we didn’t record the meeting, Don and Tracie recorded their narration and shared the presentation to YouTube. You can now view it here: 

Fairbanks Paddlers is kicking off our 2021 Virtual Slide Show series Friday, February 5 at 7 pm.

Join Don and Tracie Pendergrast and friends for a paddle through the heart of the southern Brooks Range and along its foothills on the Chandalar River.

This month long, 500 mile paddle started on the Chandalar Shelf on the Dalton Highway and ended in Venetie, Alaska. The trip encompassed the majority of the river drainage including the North, Middle and East Forks of the Chandalar River.  They paddled by ghost towns, across lakes, down rapids and through a broad expanse of nature that included traditional G’witchin homelands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Venetie Indian Reservation and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

Chandalar River 2009
Attendees will be added to a drawing for door prizes ( screen prizes? ) of a Fairbanks Paddlers hats, T-shirts, and stickers. Non-members are welcome to join the meeting. We encourage folks who are not current or life members to join the club.

We have several other virtual presentations planned. Announcements coming soon, and we will share them at the Chandalar show.

Here is the link to the Zoom Meeting:


or https://bit.ly/chandalarshow

Chandalar Map