• Packrafting the Robertson River, in the Eastern Alaska Range.
  • Backpacking the Eastern Alaska Range along the Robertson/Johnson Route.
  • Backpacking through some scree along the Robertson/Johnson Route in the Eastern Alaska Range.
  • Robertson Johnson elevation graph

Overview

Trek: A bushplane will drop you off in the Robertson River valley. From the strip the route will take you up an unnamed creek towards glacier moraine and a beautiful blue/green glacial lake, at the toe of a small glacier. After hiking over a small pass the route takes you down Elting Creek to the Johnson River, where it is born out of the Johnson Glacier.

Trek and float: A bushplane will drop you off in the Robertson River valley. From the strip the route will take you up an unnamed creek towards glacier moraine and a beautiful blue/green glacial lake, at the toe of a small glacier. After hiking over a small pass the route takes you down Elting Creek to the Johnson River, where it is born out of the Johnson Glacier. From here you can enjoy the fun and excitement of floating the Johnson River to the Alaska Highway. We can fly in your raft or inflatable canoes. Or, if you brought your pack raft ...air it up and 'away you go'.

Robertson-Johnson route elevation

The route has an elevation gain and loss of approximately 4,600 ft over the course of 16 miles.