Journey to Oz

Glacial traverses, limestone cliffs, alpine lakes. All part of a magical journey...

Traversing some of the most stunning terrain in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the Kennecott to the Lakina River Trek gives backpackers a healthy helping of wild Alaska. The route crosses lumbering glaciers, high passes, and pristine alpine tundra as you and your guide make your way from the historic copper mining town of Kennecott to a remote landing strip on the Lakina River. The bush plane flight back to McCarthy is nothing short of awe inspiring as you are treated to a birds-eye view of the mighty Wrangell Mountains. This trek is recommended for backpackers with some prior experience.

Trip Highlights:

  • Alaska backpacking in the remote Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Test your skills as you cross glaciers, high passes, and wild rivers
  • Learn new techniques from our experienced Alaska mountain guides
  • Enjoy the pristine solitude of one of the few remaining unspoiled wilderness areas in the world

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