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.
On behalf of the Zia party I want to thank everyone in the Wrangell Mountain Air office for the help in choosing our route. We had a wicked cool adventure..