Long-time members Wendy Van Norden and Greg Wheeler want to show you the HEART OF ALASKA on an 11 day van trip to some of the most beautiful, unusual, biologically, and geologically significant wilderness in the world. The trip begins in Anchorage Alaska and goes by van to the Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness Area (the largest Wilderness Area in the United States). Participants will see the place which once made Kennecott Copper the largest copper mining company in the world, spend a day on the Root Glacier, and hike in the wilderness around McCarthy. They will then drive to Paxson for an afternoon and overnight in log cabins at the beginning of the Denali Highway. The adventure continues for two days of van camping along the Denali Highway on the way to Denali National Park. At the entrance to Denali, they will raft the Nenana River and stay at the Nenana cabins.They will have two adventure filled days in Denali. The last night is in cabins at Beyer’s Lake. The group returns to Anchorage on August 10.
You will see true wilderness, spectacular glaciers, moose, caribou, grizzly bear, and Dall sheep. You will learn about the geology, and biology of this wild part of America AND you will do it, while tent (except for three nights in cabins) and van supported camping.