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Wrangell-St Elias National Park

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Periphery]
[3 : Along McCarthy Road]
[4 : Bridges and McCarthy Road]
[5 : Near Kennicott]
[6 : Kennicott Mill Town]
[7 : Root Glacier]
[8 : Views from Mt Donoho]
[9 : Aerial views near McCarthy]
[10 : University Range - aerials]
[11 : Bagley Field and Mt St Elias - aerials]
[12 : Nabesna Road]
[13 : People]
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Wrangell Saint Elias, a half-day drive east of Anchorage, is a park of enormous size, 13.2 million acres (528 thousand squares kilometers) six times the size of Yellowstone, larger than Switzerland), which is populated by enormous mountains glaciers, and rivers. There are 9 of the 16 highest mountains in the US, and more than 150 glaciers, among them the Malaspina which alone is the size of Yellowstone, the Nabesna, which is 75 miles long, and the Hubbard, which advances 10 meters per day.

Unlike most of the Alaskan parks, Wrangell Saint Elias is penetrated by two roads, which make it easier to explore on a tight budget. The most interesting road leads to the quirky community of McCarthy and the impressive abandoned old copper mining town of Kennecott, situated right above the glacier of the same name. The view from Kennecott is dominated by Mt Donohue, a peak which lies like an island between the two vast Kennicott and Root glaciers. Walking from Kennecott, in three days, I navigated across the crevasses and streams of the Root glacier and climbed the steep scree slopes of Mt Donohue to get a commanding view of the wide local glaciers and of the entire Wrangell range. I rounded my exploration of the park by driving the Nabesna road and touring the remote University range and Bagley Field (largest non-polar glacier) by airplane.

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Wrangell range and Mt Blackburn above Willow Lake with pink sunset hues. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Riverbed of huge size with sand bars. Wrangell-St Elias National Park (Panoramic color) Chitina river under dark clouds. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Grasses, lake, and mountains. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Water lillies with yellow flowers. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Mountain sloppes with aspens in different stages of autumn colors. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Section of Gilahina trestle constructed in 1911. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Kennecott abandonned mining buildings. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Kennecott Mill, late afternoon. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Copper mine buildings and snowy peak, Kennicott. Wrangell-St Elias National Park (Panoramic color) Kennicott River and Bonanza ridge at sunset. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Late wildflowers, trees in autumn colors, and Root Glacier. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Mt Donoho above moraine, stream, and Root glacier. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Glacial stream on Root glacier. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Crevasses on Root glacier, Wrangell mountains in the background, late afternoon. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) High mountain landscape with glaciers and snow-covered peaks. Wrangell-St Elias National Park (Panoramic color) Aerial view of river braids. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Aerial view of flutted wall, University Range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Aerial view of ice-covered peak, University Range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Aerial view of ridges, University Range. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Aerial view of Mount St Elias with Mount Logan in background. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Stream and cliff, Skokum Volcano. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Road and Nutzotin Mountains at sunset. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Black bear amongst brush in autumn color. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color) Hiker checks map on Root Glacier. Wrangell-St Elias National Park ( color)
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