We organize backpacking and base-camp hiking adventures in both Wrangell St. Elias National Park and the Chugach Mountains surrounding Prince William Sound. For a unique adventure, we can plan trips to areas where few other hikers have ever been. We can also take your group to the classic areas in the National Park or easily accessed trails in the Chugach Mountains. The itinerary below is just a sample of what we can offer. Like all of our trips, many groups create custom itineraries that range from 4-8 days.
Day 1: Meet at Pangaea for gear-up and introduction. Drive through scenic Keystone Canyon and Thompson Pass to the historic town of McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell St. Elias National Park. This town is the starting point for our flight into the back country. Enjoy scenic views as we take a bush plane up the Tana Valley. Set camp at Iceberg Lake.
Day 2: Hike along Iceberg Lake, which may or may not be filled with water, but is usually filled with chunks of ice. Hike the hillside for scenic views of the Bagley Ice Field. Return to base camp for a pleasant evening.
Day 3: Hike up the valley and across the foot of a glacier and up the ridge line adorned with wildflowers and granite spires.
Day 4: Another great day of hiking. The guide will choose a hike based on the energy of the group. Maybe we’ll climb a nearby peak!
Day 5: We usually stay close to camp to explore the lake before the bush plane picks us up for the flight back to McCarthy and then back to Valdez.
Note: Group size determines final price due to flights.
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