Castle Peak Traverse
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From the Lakina River, the route crosses the valley by way of the toe of the Lakina Glacier, and continues up Mill Creek along the base of Castle Peak. A steep climb takes you to a high pass at 6000', about 1000' above the valley floor. On a very clear day, view Mt. St. Elias (18,008'), Mt. Logan (19,850') and the countless unnamed peaks standing before them. A traverse following the tracks of Dall sheep along the high ridges leads to the final destination at Kuskalana Pass. From the open alpine country of this pass, enjoy excellent day hiking in several directions and opportunities for viewing black and grizzly bears, Dall sheep, wolves, foxes and both Bald and Golden Eagles
**This continuation of the Castle Peak Route is recommend for experienced and/or guided backpackers seeking additional adventure and views of the region's highest Mountains.
Special Features of This Route
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..