Hiking Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: From Day Hikes to Backcountry Treks (Where to Hike Series)

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Hiking Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve guides hikers through the pristine beauty and wilderness of the largest U.S. national park. Detailed information helps you navigate fifty of the best hiking routes throughout the park’s 13.2 million acres. Professional guide and author Greg Fensterman leads you on short leg-stretcher walks, hikes that go beyond the trails in the frontcountry (starting from road-accessible trailheads), and remote multi-day backcountry treks (accessible via fly-in) for ...

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Overview

Hiking Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve guides hikers through the pristine beauty and wilderness of the largest U.S. national park. Detailed information helps you navigate fifty of the best hiking routes throughout the park’s 13.2 million acres. Professional guide and author Greg Fensterman leads you on short leg-stretcher walks, hikes that go beyond the trails in the frontcountry (starting from road-accessible trailheads), and remote multi-day backcountry treks (accessible via fly-in) for the most experienced hikers. This invaluable guide provides detailed route maps, photographs, and additional information about local history and lore, river crossings, route navigation, bear safety, wildlife, and seasonal changes. Look inside to find:• Hikes suited to every ability• Accurate directions to the trailhead and detailed trail descriptions • GPS-compatible route maps • Mile-by-mile directional cues• Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for every featured hike

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762743193
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Regional Hiking Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 388,839
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The author ir a professional guide with Trek Alaska, leading extended backpacking trips into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park wilderness.

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Table of Contents

About Wrangell-St. Elias National Park x A Brief History of the Park x Places to Go, Things to Do xRegions of the Park x Seasonal Considerations x Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Getting to the Park x Hiking and Trekking Alaskan Style x Trails? We Don't Need No Stinking Trails x You Can't Get There from Here: Navigation and Route Finding x Whacking, Crashing and Thrashing: The Dreaded Bushwhack x Swamp Thing x Slippery When Wet: River and Stream Crossings x Crossing Glaciers and Snowfields x Bear Wrestling and Other Critter Encounters x Emergency Preparedness x Travelling Lightly on the Land: Low Impact Camping x Bugs x Water Treatment x Using This Guidebook x Route Overviews x Day Hikes Aspen Interpretive Trail x Boreal Forest Trail x Caribou Creek x Crystalline Hills x Eire Mine Bunkhouse x Fireweed Mountain x Jumbo and Bonanza Mines x Kennicott Glacier Toe x Liberty Falls Day Hike x Skookum Volcano x Tolsona Mud Volcanoes x Tonsina River x Kennicott Wagon Trail x Front Country Treks: Road Accessible TrailheadsDixie Pass x Donoho Lakes x Liberty Falls Backcountry x Nugget Creek x Soda Lake x Stairway Icefall/Erie Lake x Thompson Pass/Marshall Pass x Trail Creek - Lost Creek Loop x Backcountry Treks: Remote Fly-in AccessBremner Base Camp x Bremner to Tebay Lakes x Chimney Mountain x Doubtful Creek x The Goat Trail x Hanagita Peak Traverse x Hidden Lake to Lakina River x Iceberg Lake x Martin Creek to Ross Green Lake x Glacier Creek / Twaharpies Glacier x Mt. Wrangell Plateau x Nutzotin Traverse x Pyramid Peak x Sanford River - Dadina Plateau: Volcanic Traverse x Seven Pass (Iceberg Lake to Bremner) x Skolai Pass to Wolverine x The Tana Notch x Tumble Creek x Wrangell Plateau to Nugget Creek x More to ExploreHorsefeld to Chisana x Chisana to Solo Creek x Baultoff Creek to Horesfeld x MacColl Ridge x Kuskulana Pass x Bonanza Ridge to McCarthy x Jaeger Mesa/Jacksina Creek x Orange Hill/Green Hill x Fan Glacier x The Southern Grand Tour x Index x Appendices x Transportation Providers x Bus Services x Air Taxi Services x Outfitters & Guide Services x Camping and Lodging National Park Service Offices Public Use Cabins x McCarthy Road Guide x Nabesna Road Guide x Additional Resources x Additional Reading

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