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Located to the south of McCarthy about 50 miles, the Fan Glacier area offers great base camping and day hiking. Surrounded by high peaks, with glaciers in every direction the views are stunning. Although there is some low brush on the lower slopes the ridge to the north is accessible from the landing area. Hiking above the lower brush band is in alpine tundra and amongst small ponds that stud the ridge like aqua blue jewels. From here you will be able to see 100 miles on a clear day. Just off of the airstrip are some beautiful small lakes which make a wonderful camping spot. There are long and beautiful sand bars to stroll if a hike up the mountain is not your thing.
Just a note to say thanks for a wonderful flightseeing trip. And I also appreciated the steps you took throughout the flight for safety – when you kept all other aircraft in sight constantly. The flightseeing trip through the Tana Canyon and up over the Bagley Icefield was our favorite part of our vacation to Alaska. The sights were awesome. We really appreciated that took the time to point out the moose, bears buffalo and wolf that we saw. It was a sight that we will never forget. The views of Mt. St. Elias and Mt. Logan will never be forgotten; nor the sight down the Bering Glacier to the Pacific Ocean. Thank again for the wonderful flight. We hope to be back someday soon for another one. .