Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Backpacking Trip: Tebay Lake to Bremner
Distance: 55 miles
Difficulty: Very strenuous/advanced
Approx. hiking time: 7-9 days
Total elevation gain: +11,479, -13,363
Best season: July - early September
Access: Bush flight - McCarthy to Bremner
Maps: USGS McCarthy A-6, A-7, Valdez A-1, A-2
Challenges: Serious route finding, steep side-hilling, glacier crossings
A true adventure through virtually untouched Alaskan wilderness. From glaciers to glacial rivers, and from tundra to thick brush, the route encompasses all aspects of a classic trip in Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Considerable backpacking and route finding experience is recommended. Prior experience with Alaskan backcountry hiking is highly recommended.
Even detailed route descriptions such as those found in the book are not a substitute for skills and experience. If you would like to do this route but don't feel that you are ready to tackle the Alaskan wilderness on your own, consider a guided trek.
If you are interested in doing this route as part of a guided trek, click here for more information on the Guided hiking treks in Alaska's Wrangell St. Elias National Park.