Fairbanks Paddlers kicks off our Spring Slideshow series on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 pm at the Blue Loon.

John Morack and Tom Paragi will present their 2016 journey on the upper Killik River in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park.

In early August 2016, five friends enjoyed a week of paddling and hiking from where the upper Killik River first becomes large enough for inflatable canoes down to the confluence with Easter Creek. Their adventures included frequent viewing of caribou and grizzly bears, a chaperoned honeymoon that welcomed the bride to “the group,” and knitting lessons!

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Hiking in the upper Killik River valley, Gates of the Arctic National Park

Admission is free.  Donations are encouraged to help the club cover the cost of using the venue. Come early to eat, drink, and socialize with other paddlers, outdoor enthusiasts, and the usual (and unusual) Fairbanks crowd.  The event is family friendly; however, we must follow the Blue Loon’s minor policy:  Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by THEIR OWN PARENTS.

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