Every true alaskan adventure begins in a bush plane, and this trip is just that, true Alaska. We will meet at the Haines international airport where you will be ushered onto a quintessential bush plane equipped with giant tires for landing off runway, on gravel bars, and river banks. We will fly over coastal rain forest, along glacially fed rivers and over ice, hundreds of feet thick on the surrounding glaciers. Finally coming in for a landing along the banks of the Tsirku River or maybe even at the base of the Leblondeau glacier if we have the time. Depending on the length of our trip we will load our gear into our raft or pack rafts or make camp for the day, either way the expedition has begun.