— Skolai Pass Basecamp Mini-Backpack —

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Choosing our adventure each and every day…everything was great – the food, the campsite, the hiking, the flights in and out…never dined so well on a backpacking trip! Our guides were both professional and personable…we had fun, we learned, and we had freedom to do Read More >

Mike L Hiking Skolai Basecamp

Best Hiking and Backpacking in Alaska

When we picture the perfect setting for a hiking or backpacking trip, the alpine tundra of Skolai Pass is right at the top. To the south, this remote valley is flanked by the exotic Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier with its seven icy tongues. To the north, the mighty Frederika Glacier lumbers down towards Skolai Valley.

A day hike to Chitistone Pass provides views deep into the Yukon Territory and of the western edge of the St. Elias Range capped by 16,421 ft (5,005 m) Mt. Bona. Dwarf fireweed and alpine forget-me-nots dot the tundra in the summer and the piercing red of bearberry and dwarf willow blaze in the autumn. Come join us in visiting this spectacular backcountry kingdom in the remote Wrangell Mountains!

Trip Highlights:

  • Base camping and backpacking in a stunning, remote alpine valley.
  • Day hike to the expansive views from Chitistone Pass.
  • Bears, sheep, and caribou frequent the area.
  • Explore the unspoiled Alaskan wilderness!

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

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