— Wrangell Plateau Basecamp —
Pleasant Tundra Hiking and Incredible Glacier Views!
If you’re hoping to combine backpacking with a basecamp, and include epic views of the stunning and rugged Wrangell Mountains, then look no further than the 3-day Wrangell Plateau Basecamp mini-Backpack Trip! Perched atop a high plateau above the Long Glacier, Wrangell Plateau touts impressive views up towards the broad summit of Mt. Wrangell, dramatic views towards the glacier below, and pleasant tundra hiking.
On the scenic bush plane flight into Wrangell Plateau (and also while hiking around), this area of the park is known for its prismatic array of colors: the white of the ice, the green of the tundra, the blue of the sky (on a clear day), and the reds, yellows, blacks and browns of the local geology. You’ll truly feel on top of the world as you hike across the rolling tundra and take in the rugged Alaska scenery. A day hike to explore Cheshnina Falls is the perfect way to appreciate the forces carving this rugged landscape, and we can assure you delicious home-cooked meals to refuel at the end of the day. For the seasoned hiker or someone new to the sport, Wrangell Plateau is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation!
- Spectacular bush plane flights over soaring mountains, lush valleys, and flowing glaciers.
- Expansive views of the colorful and rugged Wrangell Mountains.
- Tundra hiking – moderate terrain that provides pleasant off-trail hiking.
- Experienced and enthusiastic guides!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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