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What to do at Wrangell-St. Elias?

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What to do at Wrangell-St. Elias?

We are taking the Princess tour which stops there for two days. I'm not a fisherman and don't like rafting could someone recommend what I should do while there?

Thanks very much!

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1. Re: What to do at Wrangell-St. Elias?

What do you like to do?

Flightseeing? Kennicott mine? Hiking?

I've never been to Princess Lodge there, but the area has lots of possibilities. We enjoyed McCarthy, hiking, the mine, the mountains.

Others who have done the Princess tour will probably chime in...!

Have fun!!

Edited: 11 January 2013, 03:10
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2. Re: What to do at Wrangell-St. Elias?

The Princess lodge is pretty remote so you will need to take a Princess tour.

I would take a tour that gets me to McCarthy or Kennicott then maybe take a glacier hike with St Elias Guides. They do an excellent "half day" glacier hike that is more like 5-6 hours.

Maybe fly one way and take the road the other way if that option is offered.

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3. Re: What to do at Wrangell-St. Elias?

Not sure of your activity level but I used kennicott wilderness guides to learn how to ice climb( I'm in a shape , but not a good one) if that sounds like a bit much, you can do a glacier walk with crampons and learn some history and geology.

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4. Re: What to do at Wrangell-St. Elias?

It's a lovely place but very isolated. Your only options are those listed on the lodge web site:

www.princesslodges.com/copper-river-lodge.cfm

They also have a shuttle (fee) to the Wrangell St Elias Visitor Center.

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