— High Pass Odyssey —
Experience High Alpine Tundra and Glacial Traverses on this Spectacular Route
For a backpacking trip that covers high passes, expansive glaciers, and even includes an iceberg-filled glacial lake, look no further than the High Pass Odyssey. Spend 8 days exploring the wonders of the Wrangell Mountains – high alpine valleys, glaciers, and views of endless mountains. The schedule even allows for a “layover day.” On that day it’s not necessary to move camp, so you can take a day hike with a lighter pack 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.
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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