Wrangell Mountain Air
Flying Wrangell-St. Elias National Park since 1992

Solo Creek to Chisana

 

Easy to Moderate: Solo Creek - Chisana


Prattens at Solo Creek with Beaver at drop-off for backpacking adventure
 

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.
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. 

Duration: 4-6 days 

Length: 27 miles 

USGS Maps: McCarthy D2,D3 Nabesna A3 

Rate: $650/person (unguided)