|Difficulty:||Easier to Moderate|
|USGS Maps:||McCarthy D2, Nabesna A3|
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A scenic flight through Chitistone Pass will take you across the divide to the north side of the Wrangells. The Horsfeld landing strip at 3500', in the Nutzotin Mountains, is above tree line in open tundra country, allowing excellent opportunities to watch for caribou, grizzly bears, wolves, wolverines, Dall sheep, and a variety of birds including golden eagles. The trail follows gentle terrain along Beaver Creek and leads to the historic Chisana (Shushanna) gold district - site of the last great Gold Rush in 1913.
History buffs may enjoy searching the area for old cabins and artifacts (not to be removed from the Park please). An extra day or two will allow for a day hike up Carl Creek or Grayling fishing at Beaver Lake. The trail at Beaver Lake continues to the settlement of Chisana. Rustic lodging is available at Chisana, and a restored historic cabin is also available for public use.
Special Features of This Route
Streams: The route crosses several streams that vary greatly in size throughout the season.
Terrain: This route follows a well defined trail most of the way, although it may disappear in tundra tussock or be overgrown. It may be wet in certain areas.
We traveled all over the state of Alaska – from Coldfoot in the Brooks Range to Resurrection Bay – to experience the outdoors and see the people that make up our state. Over 150 people participated this year, in order to see the Alaska that tourists never do. Our programs depends on a number of individuals to make it work. Your assistance throughout the summer helped make these trips happen allowed me to look after the participants without having to worry about travel. Unfortunately I do not remember all of you staff that helped us each time we breezed into town – I do remember though that they were all very professional and personable. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you and your staff for donating your time and energy to helping these trip happen..