— Journey to Oz —

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It's a tough call, but I'd have to say that the journey from Kennecott to the Lakina River is the best backpacking trip in Wrangell St Elias National Park - possibly the best backpacking trip in Alaska! On a clear day, the views from the Read More >

Wayne Marrs Backpacking 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 Journey to Oz trek gives backpackers a healthy helping of wild Alaska. The bush plane flight out to the Lakina airstrip is nothing short of awe inspiring as you are treated to a birds-eye view of the mighty Wrangell Mountains. The route crosses pristine alpine tundra, high passes, and lumbering glaciers as you and your guide make your way from the remote landing strip on the Lakina River to the historic copper mining town of Kennecott. 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


“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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