Alaska 2018

6-22 July 2018
That,as is the usual practice, falls in the university/school break for NSW.We are visiting the largest national park in the USA - and no, its not Yellowstone.
It’s the same size as Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Switzerland combined! It is the Wrangell-St Elias National Park in Alaska.
The main aim of this trip is to provide a wide range of activities to choose from - you wont have to climb or trek if that sort of thing does not appeal.
• Read a book.• Kayak.• Trek.• Fish.• Watch a fishing line in the water do nothing. • Explore historical mining towns.• Take photos.• Walk across a glacier.
Whatever you do, it will happen in one of the world's most amazing wilderness areas. 1 Page Summary
Click here for a 1 page summary overview of the trip. Handy to help you start your own planning. Aide Memoire
Some notes here about wrangling bears, temperatures to expect, and other useful stuff to help educate yourself about a wilderness with which none of us are familiar.
Click here Application Form
Click here for an Application Form Activities around McCarthy
There is a wide range of activities possible in the park. This document is a first cut of a summary aimed to start your own research into what is possible. It includes some notes about tracks/trails.
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Activities Around Valdez
On water or on land, lots of options for Valdez based activities. Or simply chill out.
Itinerary(subject to change)
Click here for the Itinerary (as at 10 July 2017) General Information About the Park
If you want to know more about the Wrangell-St Elias National Park check this link Insects and Spiders of Alaska
Nothing harmful to humans you will be pleased to know
Click here Risk Management Plan (Planning Document)
A summary of all the risk considerations in our planning.