High Pass Odyssey

Experience High Alpine Tundra and Glacial Traverses on this Spectacular Route

One of the longer backpacking trips we offer, the High Pass Odyssey is a backpacker’s dream. Spend 8 days exploring the wonders of the Wrangell Mountains – high alpine valleys, glaciers, and views of endless mountains. The schedule is cushioned to allow for a few “layover days.” On these days it’s not necessary to move camp, so you can take day hikes with lighter packs as a change of pace. With glacial crossings, tundra travel, and a high pass to navigate, this trip is a great “sampling” of the various terrain that comprises Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Each day brings new sights and new terrain to conquer, and will be sure to keep you busily snapping away with your camera. Starting out at a scenic iceberg-filled lake, this route crosses flowing glaciers, climbs up to a high alpine pass, and offers stunning views of the Wrangell Mountains. The route ends at Skolai Pass, a mecca for wildlife viewing and offering great day hiking opportunities to finish the trip. Due to the trip length and terrain covered, this trip is recommended for those with prior backpacking experience.

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