Solo Creek to Chisana
|Difficulty:||Easier to Moderate|
|USGS Maps:||McCarthy D2,D3 Nabesna A3|
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Imagine you are a gold seeker in 1913 rushing to Chisana. Follow a historic trail through open tundra to this once booming frontier town. After a beautiful flight through Chitistone Canyon and over the White River, you will land at 3600’ near Solo Creek. Passing several small lakes, you climb gradually to a height of 5000’, then head down to Geohenda Creek and along its rocky bank to Chisana. Caribou frequent the rolling green country, as well as grizzlies, wolverine, wolves, and many interesting ground-nesting birds such as the quivering snipe. A public use cabin is available along the trail and in Chisana.
Special Features of This Route
Streams: There are a several stream crossings including Geohenda creek. Be prepared and knowledgable about safe crossing techniques.
Terrain: Terrain can be can be quite wet in the flat tundra regions.
We are back home less than 24 hours and while every day in Alaska was wonderful, it is no contest as to what the highlight of the trip was……our flight to McCarthy with Wrangell Mountain Air. Thanks for a great flight that will forever be carried in our minds and hearts! Moreover, we are telling everyone to skip their junkets to McKinley when they go to Alaska; Wrangell Air gives the best view in the 49th. .