So–I say “Kennicott“, but I really mean Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It’s just that the Kennicott area is right in the middle of the action. Above, on the lawn at Kennicott Glacier Lodge, looking up at the giant Wrangell Mountains.
Take advantage of early-season deals, from $99 per night in the Main Lodge. This is a g-r-e-a-t deal and it’s available from “Opening Day” on May 26 to June 15.
–Getting there. Drive to Chitina. Then, fly the last 60 miles with Wrangell Mountain Air. If you’re driving your own car, you’re free to continue on the gravel road–just go a little slower (35mph). Right, we snapped this pic flying out McCarthy with Wrangell Mountain Air. Fly with them on a variety of STUNNING flightseeing tours once you get back to the McCarthy airport at Kennicott.
–Where to stay. We like the Kennicott Glacier Lodge. Sit on the porch and look out over the Root Glacier. Explore the historic buildings. Hike up to the old mining sites for the million-dollar views. They serve their meals family-style–and they’re really good! Ask the folks to pack you a sack lunch to take with you on the trail or up on the glacier, etc.
–What to do. Our friends at St. Elias Alpine Guides have a host of adventures available, from tours of the historic Kennicott Mill Building (must see!!), to a glacier walk (they have the crampons–you bring your adventuresome spirit), to ice climbing, to fly-out overnight adventures (we did this!! AWESOME!!). Left, we’re doing a little ice climbing at Iceberg Lake. We’re looking forward to floating one of the rivers in the park–and St. Elias Alpine Guides have all the gear.
Check online for details Or call to book one of the specials: (907) 258-2350, or Tollfree in the US (800) 582-5128.
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