Basecamping: Wrangell Plateau
Take a hike along the lower slopes of Mt. Wrangell. The broad, trundle plateau gives you unobstructed views and easy access to the icy Western side of this 13,887 ’ peak. On a clear, windless day you may catch a glimpse of the steam plume rising lazily from this active volcano. Hiking is easy to moderate on alpine tundra, and good camping spots can be had near small lakes and numerous clear streams. For the alert backcountry traveler, this location offers good opportunities to see caribou, dall sheep, wolves and bears.
USGS maps: Valdez D1
$630 per person, roundtrip, unguided.