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Hike Alaska: Valdez and Wrangell St Elias

Itinerary

Hike Alaska: Valdez and Wrangell St Elias

Day 1 - Anchorage/Valdez

After a brief welcome meeting with your CEO, travel to the Matanuska Recreation Site where you will be able to view the glacier along the interpretive nature trail. After a picnic lunch the group will continue travelling onward to Valdez where you will have the opportunity to walk and visit the Worthington Glacier. Set up camp in the evening and have dinner as a group around the fire.

Day 2 - Valdez

What's in store today will certainly be an adventure. After a quick breakfast at camp, you'll have free time to walk, journal, or hang out with friends. After lunch head to Glacier Lake in Valdez where you'll go on a hike and guided kayak tour of the lake. If you have yet to set your eyes on an iceberg, this might just be your chance. This gorgeous lake in Valdez is often home to large chunks of floating ice coming from the Valdez Glacier. With great views and miles of open water to paddle there's no better way to get in touch with nature.

Day 3 - Valdez/McCarthy

You'll spend time today in a private vehicle en route to McCarthy, but don't worry there will be plenty of epic road trip worthy stops along the way. First up is a stop at Thompson's Pass viewpoint to start the day with stunning vistas. As you continue driving highway 10 there will be plenty of quick stops at worthy viewpoints all along the Copper River. Then enjoy a visit to Liberty Falls State Recreation Site where you can stretch your legs and visit the falls, which plunge 20 ft into the Liberty Creek. Continue along the scenic highway to McCarthy. Stop and see the fish wheels at Kuskulana River Canyon and Bridge, along Gilahina River, and at Gilahina Trestle Wayside. Arrive in McCarthy, visit the town, maybe catch some live music after dinner.

Day 4 - McCarthy

Visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and spend the day hiking along the Bonanza Mine trail. A hike that includes stunning scenery, a trek to the top of a mountain and 1930's mining ruins all in a frontier Alaskan setting. Coming in at 9 miles total, the hike is strenuous, but with the views you'll be admiring, you might not notice at all. In the evening relax back at camp and have dinner as a group.

Day 5 - McCarthy

Hiking is unique in its ability to nourish the body and the mind, but it's nice to have a free day every now and then to let your body recover and your mind wander. Spend today in McCarthy choosing from a variety of optional activities to keep you busy. Head out on a guided ice walk tour, visit the Kennicott Mills Town on a guided tour, hop on a scenic flight of the national park, or set out on a rafting trip. Unwind at camp in the evening and talk about your adventures.

Day 6 - McCarthy/Glennallen

Leave McCarthy behind and travel along a scenic highway to Glennallen. There will be stops along the way to embark on short hikes that lead to lakes, streams, or fishing holes. Visit the Copper Visitor Center and go for short walks in the area while there and make sure not to miss the amazing viewing platform that can be reached from the Visitor Center. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening staying at-and exploring-Alaska's oldest continually operating roadhouse.

Day 7 - Glennallen/Anchorage

In the morning transfer with the group from Glennallen to Anchorage, tour ends on arrival.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Participation camping (5nts), Rustic Lodge (1nt)

Local transport

Private vehicle and hiking.

Meals

Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Meals Budget: Allow USD140-185 for meals not included.

Additional info

Valdez
- Hiking Around Valdez

Kennicott
- Kennicott Ghost Town Guided Tour (34USD per person)

Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve
- Wrangell-St. Elias Scenic Flight (300-475USD per person)

McCarthy
- Rafting on Copper River

Gulkana River
- Half-Day Float on Gulkana River

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