Katmai Dates Confirmed for Summer and Fall Tours

Dates for Backcountry Journeys 2020 Katmai wilderness camping-based photo tours are set! 

Brown Bears of Katmai in Summer 

  • July 10th to 14th  

Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall will have three date options to choose from: 

  • September 8th to 12th
  • September 11th to 15th 
  • September 16th to 20th. 

Important! The above-listed dates are for the Wilderness Camping version of our Katmai tour. 

Camping not your thing, but you’d still like to join us in Katmai to photograph the bears? Highly coveted spots still remain on our lodge-based version of this favorite, Brown Bears of Katmai: Brooks Lodge! Available dates include: 

  • July 25th to 29th 
  • September 10th to 14th

Embark on the journey of a lifetime to the remote wilderness of Katmai National Park, Alaska to photograph Grizzly Bears up close and personal! Katmai is one of the largest National Parks in the United States at over 4 million acres and is arguably the single best place on Earth to photograph Grizzlies in their natural environment. 

And don’t forget our optional Northern Lights Extension that immediately follows our Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall trips (please note that this is not available during our summer sessions as it doesn’t get dark enough to view the Northern Lights). This extension can be reserved with the main trip while making your online reservation, or it can be booked as a standalone trip. Extend your stay in Alaska, and see the magic of the Northern Lights by adding this Extension to your adventures with the bears of Katmai! 

Book your trip and Extension today! Questions? Give us a call at 928-478-1521, or email adventure@backcountryjourneys.com.

Kenton Krueger








Kenton Krueger has spent the past several years guiding backpackers, hikers and photographers into the wild places of the American West such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Katmai, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, as well as internationally in Costa Rica & Brazil. In addition to backpacking and camping, his adventures include rock climbing, exploring the slot canyons of southern Utah, mountain biking, and bagging 14ers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountain Mountain Range. Kenton is a trail runner, former pilot, and has had several of his writings and photographs published in the Omaha World-Herald newspaper. Kenton looks forward to utilizing his years of guiding experience, combined with his passion and experience behind the lens to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences at the wild places we will visit together.

Don’t Miss the Next Session of BCJ “Live”

Night Sky Post-Processing 

with Ben Blankenship
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at 11 am (Mountain)