Kennicott: Adventurers’ Paradise

In Adventure, Alaska Travelgram, Lodging, Parks by scott

Make plans this summer to visit Kennicott.  Unlike many of Alaska’s more remote parks, you can drive into the heart of the park–all the way to McCarthy and Kennicott. Actually, you park your car near the Kennicott River and walk across the bridge to McCarthy.
Your “base camp” for adventure is Kennicott Glacier Lodge. It is right on “MainStreet” of the old mining town, about five miles up the road from McCarthy. The “bed and breakfast” package includes accommodations in the main lodge with a shared bath/shower down the hall. The cost is $79 per person per night–and it includes a delicious breakfast. You can order a bag lunch to take with you on your adventures. Toss it in the backpack and off you go!
Take a flightseeing tour with Wrangell Mountain Air. You can choose from an extensive air tour–or pick a place in the park to go hiking–and Wrangell Mountain Air can pick you up after a few hours in the park!
Do what we did: ask St. Elias Alpine Guides to design an adventure into the backcountry. Have Wrangell Mountain Air fly you to a remote area. Then, get ready for some jaw-dropping scenery. Great hiking, ice climbing and adventuring!
Make plans now to visit Kennicott, in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Call (907)258-2350.

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