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6 Day Skolai Pass to Wolverine Fly-in Backpack : Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska

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A classic Alaska backpacking journey. Fly to the remote Skolai Pass and hike the historic Goat trail, mountain ridges, challenging traverses, and into pristine valleys.

Tour Activities

Guided Backpacking
Scenic Flights
Hiking
Camping

Trip Length

6-Days, 5-Nights

Price Includes

Meals Listed in Itinerary
Instruction
Group Camping Equipment
Tents & Sleeping Kit
Guide Services
Bush Flights
Van Transportation
Park Fees

Average Price

$ 2105

Difficulty

Moderate / Strenuous

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Backpack Wrangell St. Elias National Park -
Small groups and private trips!

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backpack wrangell st. elias national park

A flight in a small plane to Skolai Pass starts an incredible journey. Enjoy hiking above treeline in the Alpine Tundra. Great views of Mt. Bona and various glaciers. Expect some scree crossing and tundra hiking. We consider this trip to be moderately strenuous and you should plan to carry 40 pound loads for up to 5 miles. A flight brings us back out to McCarthy for the flight and drive back to Valdez.

Day 1- Meet in Valdez. We suggest getting to Valdez the day before departure. We spend an hour or so reviewing gear and packing the backpacks. We then drive to Chitina (2 hours) to the historic town of McCarthy to catch our flight deep into the park. After being dropped by bush plane, we take a short hike to set our first camp.
(Lunch) (Dinner)

Day 2 - 5 Put on your pack for 4 day off hiking on the goat trail up and over Chitistone pass. While there is a distinct path in some areas remaining from the gold rush days, the path is not always visible. Enjoy tundra hiking and grand views of crazy geologic features and potential wildlife. There is one exposed section of scree but otherwise this is a straight forward beauty of a hike.
(Breakfast) (Lunch) (Dinner)

Day 6 - We may hike a bit in the morning but we usually enjoy a relaxing morning taking in the last bit of rugged scenery before the flight back to McCarthy. We will have some time to explore town before the van ride back to Valdez to end the trip.
(Breakfast) (Lunch)

 

6 Day Skolai Pass to Wolverine Fly-in Backpack

6 Day Skolai to Wolverine Backpack
Trip Date / Group Size
Price
Price (Small Group)
Notes
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Custom Dates / 2 people
$ 2105
$2400
Based on 2 Guests & 1 Guide
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Custom Dates / 3 people
$2015
$2315
Based on 3 Guests & 1 Guide
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Custom Dates / 4 people
$1970
$2270
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Custom Dates / 5 people
$2055
$2355
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Date Notes:

We offer this trip on a custom basis. We suggest this itinerary between July 1 and early September.

Price Notes:

Final group size will determine the final price. Group prices are listed for those who don;t mind others joining you on your trek. We offer custom trip prices for those who want to keep the group to just who sign up under your reservation. The total group size determines the final price. The maximum guest to guide ratio is 4:1.

6 Day Skolai Pass to Wolverine Fly-in Backpack

Gear supplied by Pangaea Adventures

  1. Group Camping Equipment
  2. Tents
  3. Sleeping Bags and Pads
  4. Crampons
  5. Backpacks available to rent ($40 per trip)
  6. Meals as listed
  7. Treking poles
  8. All cooking utensils and equipment
  9. All safety gear and first aid kits

Here is general information for pre-trip planning and post reservation forms.

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Gear Lists:
Day Tour Clothing List (90kb)
Kayak Camping Tour Gear/Clothing List (60kb)
Mothership or Lodge Based Tour Gear/Clothing List (99kb)
Multi-Sport Gear/Clothing List (38kb)

Forms to fill out and return to Pangaea Adventures:
Guest Questionnaire (72kb)
Participant Release Form (36kb)


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6 Day Skolai Pass to Wolverine Fly-in Backpack

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6 Day Skolai Pass to Wolverine Fly-in Backpack

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Point to Point Backpacking

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  5 Day
Donoho Wilderness

Hike over the Root Glacier with Crampons. Camp with views of ice falls and towering peaks. A great escape without having to hire a bush plane. Moderately strenuous. An out and back route to Donoho Lakes.

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Allies Valley to
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Take flight in a small plane to Allies Valley to start a great hike to Bremner Mine. Over 5 days we will wonder over open tundra and rocky passes.

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  6 Day
Skolai Pass to
Wolverine

A flight in a small plane to Skolai Pass starts an incredible journey. Enjoy hiking above treeline in the Alpine Tundra. Great views of Mt. Bona. Moderately strenuous. A flight brings us back out to McCarthy.

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Anderson Glacier
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Motor to Shoup Bay and hike from tide water to alpine tundra. A challenging yet rewarding journey. Glacier wonderland. $ 870 $ Details
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Custom
Backpacking Trips

If the trips listed above don't fit what you are looking for, then give us a call to design the right trip. Wrangell St. Elias National Park offers endless opportunities for adventure. Call Call Details
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Base Camp Trips

  Tour Name Basic Description Price Adult Price Child  
  4 Day
Doubtful Creek
Basecamp

Hike over the Root Glacier with Crampons. Camp with views of ice falls and towering peaks. A great escape without having to hire a bush plane. Moderately strenuous. An out and back route to Donoho Lakes.

$ 1590 $

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  5 Day
Iceberg Lake
Basecamp

A flight brings us up the Tana River Valley to landnear Iceberg lake. Adorned with glaciers, high peaks, and tundra, this area offers endless views and day hike opportunities.

$ 1995 $

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