Spectacular Mountain River Autumn View
August 19, 2021
A spectacular autumn color view of a river flowing from the mountains along the 3 day loop that follows Trail Creek to its headwaters, up and over a pass in the Mentasta Mountains, and then down Lost Creek back to the trailhead within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is a majestic scenic experience ... magnified by splendid isolation. It is the largest U.S. national park that equals six Yellowstones ... with peaks upon peaks and glaciers after glaciers. Follow any braided river or stream to its source and you will find either a receding, advancing, or tidewater glacier. The park also lets you sample representative Alaska wildlife and historic mining sites. Hike its mountains, float its rivers, ski its glaciers, or fly over this landscape and you witness living geology.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Bryan Petrtyl.