Nutzotin Traverse - Horsfeld to Solo Creek
|USGS Maps:||Nabesna A1
McCarthy D1, D2
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A beautiful flight through Chitistone and Skolai Passes and beyond leads you to the starting point of this trip in the Nutzotin Mountains. The route passes through a variety of terrain, beginning with open tundra. After crossing Beaver Creek you pass through a stand of timber where old cabin sites remain.
Crossings of two passes will take you into the high country with views of the surrounding mountains. After a crossing of the North Fork (canyons to explore) you ascend a high ridge. A wonderful hike down the crest of the wild flower covered ridge brings you to a large, secluded lake. Bear and caribou can be spotted on the route. This is a good early season trip when other routes are still snow bound.
Special Features of This Route
Streams: The route involves several stream crossing including Beaver Creek creek.
Terrain: Portions of the route can be wet in the flat tundra.
My wife and I would like to thank you....The two hour extended flight over the Chugach, Wrangell and St. Elias mountains enabled us to see some of the most spectacular scenery that we have ever seen! Bernie and Harriet Negrin I took the 90 minute Grand Tour. It was an excellent flight, and your pilot was a great guide. As far as I was concerned, the cost of the flight turned out to be a bargain! Next time I get to McCarthy and require transportation, I will give Wrangell Mountain Air a call. .