— Bremner Mine Base-camp and Trekking Trip —
Gold Rush Era Mine and Chugach Mountain Views
The following is a sample itinerary for this trip. Due to individual abilities and goals, as well as the strong environment swings of Alaska, all of our trips are customized as they unfold. Your guide will fluidly make decisions based on weather, conditions, logistics, and group dynamics to maximize each day’s experience. There can be quite a bit of variation, but we always strive to make every trip your best ever!
DAY 0: Meet your guide in McCarthy the day before your trip for Orientation and Gear Shakedown. After making sure you are totally prepared for the adventure ahead, your guide will make sure to get you to your lodging that night and coordinate plans for tomorrow’s pick-up.
DAY 1: Make sure to have your camera ready for the 40min flight over the vastness of the Wrangells and into the Chugach Mountains.
DAY 2: Waking up to a stillness you’ve never felt before, you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from the perfect mirror lake in the middle of the Oz basin, reflecting the jagged range beyond. Try not to step on a ptarmigan as you ascend past beautifully striated peaks and up and over a rocky pass. Tonight’s camp, an easy match to the last, will have you reeling with views!
Day 3: Enjoy a delicious backcountry breakfast before a late morning flight back to McCarthy. The winds at this airstrip are kinder to aircraft in the mornings, so this means an earlier departure from the time-machine valley of the Chugach. Back in Kennecott, you’ll be connecting endless historic dots from the rich narrative of early prospectors you gained out at Bremner Mine!
- Guiding and instruction from skilled professionals. Our personable guides have extensive experience and local knowledge, as well as medical and rescue training.
- Bush plane flights to and from the backcountry.
- Delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while in the backcountry, including hot and delicious meals morning and evening, and plenty of trail snacks and lunch food for mid-day nourishment.
- Group equipment: stoves, pots, tents, fuel, etc.
All you need to bring is your personal gear. You can find a detailed list of the backpacking gear that we recommend you bring on our base-camp hiking equipment list.
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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