Basecamping: Nikolai Pass
In the alpine country of Nikolai Pass, look to Mt. Blackburn (16,390’) in one direction, the snowy University Range (16,421’) in the other, and the glacial waters of Nizina River 2400’ below. Hike along rolling slopes toward the base of Sourdough peak, or explore nearby remains of old Nikolai Mine. Great photo opportunities.
USGS maps: McCarthy B5
$390 per person, roundtrip, unguided. No minimum passengers. Super cub strip.