Another frame from the evening after crossing the Goat Trail, this one looking west down the Chitistone River, as it pours toward the Nizina River a few miles down from here.
This hike is the first trip I ever made in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, and one of the first I ever did in Alaska. It’s always a real treat to return to the area and walk this valley again. The Chitistone Canyon is absolutely spectacular, and a fantastic backpacking trip.
Views like this don’t happen everyday, which made this particular trip even more fun. We had pretty good weather most of the trip, no bugs, and lots of laughs. Just what a trip to the mountains should be.
Must have been like visiting an old friend. Looks like a great place Carl. Hey, and with no bugs, any trip is bound to be good. 🙂
Indeed it is like visiting an old friend. Stepping out of the bush plane when we land at Skolai Pass is always a treat, even in a downpour. Feels good to be back, each and every time; and the walk down the Chitistone Valley is a joy.