Root Glacier Overnight

Alaskan Backpack & Glacier Exploration

If you want to get out and experience the grandeur of an Alaskan backpack trip in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, but simply don't have time for a longer trip - or perhaps its your first trip and you'd prefer a shorter outing - this overnight adventure is perfect for you! The majestic Kennicott valley is a great introduction to hiking and backpacking in the Alaska backcountry. An extended version of our popular full-day glacier hikes, this backpack trip allows two full days to explore the glacier and its surrounds - as well as a night under the stars (or midnight sun, or northern lights, depending on the time of year). Strong hikers may even make it across the valley to the Kennicott Glacier or onto the flanks of Donoho Peak for even more dramatic views and possible wildlife sightings.

Trip Highlights:

  • Majestic views of Mt. Blackburn (16,390 ft/4,995 m) and the mile-high Stairway Icefall
  • Hiking on a glacier - exploring blue pools, crevasses, and ice caves.
  • Expert instruction on wilderness backpacking techniques in Alaska
  • A great taste of backpacking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

We run these trips on a custom basis, and each is tailored to your goals, desires, and abilities. Please join us!

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