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

Basecamp Cabin Peavine Bar


Basecamping with public cabins: Peavine Bar

Taking off for backcountry basecampjng adventures

It is a short but very scenic flight to Peavine Bar near the mouth of the Chitistone Canyon. The airstrip is tucked along side the river with vertical limestone cliffs of Chitstone Canyon towering 3000 feet above. Just beside the airstrip are two public use cabins. Hiking is limited here by the Chitistone River but views are great and there is ample room to wander on short hikes from the cabin. Watch for Dahl Sheep on the cliffs above and Black and Grizzly Bears on the gravel bars along the river. A great place to spend a couple of days. 
USGS maps: McCarthy B4, B5 
$280 per person, roundtrip, unguided.