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Copper Country Discovery Tour

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Copper Center, AK, USA
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About Copper Country Discovery Tour
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Copper River valley—home of the Wrangell Mountains and America’s largest national park. Enjoy photographic opportunities from panoramic mountain vistas to elusive wildflowers. Feel the energy and rhythm of life as you take an easy walk through the boreal forest. Along the way, you will look for signs of wildlife, explore the delights of the changing seasons and sample edible plants and berries. Enjoy a rustic camp where you can touch the skins and skulls of local wildlife and hear their stories. This small group tour includes a scenic van ride with stops to view the Alyeska Pipeline and the Wrangell Mountains. Your naturalist guide is a friendly local resident, happy to share knowledge, answer questions and customize the experience based on your interests. This tour is operated by local nonprofit Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment (WISE). So join in on the fun – smell the aromas of the forest, marvel at the beauty of the flora and
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Happy Jerusalemite wrote a review Dec 2019
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We had an excellent guide who truly loves the area she lives in and what she does. She seemed exceptionally well integrated into the natural environment and gave us a lot of information about the geological structure, rivers and their connection to glaciers, permafrost, and all wildlife, annimal and plants. We tasted various berries and leaned about how people survive. I admit that, as a vegetarian, I found her graphic descriptions of hunting and fishing difficult, but understood that people who live in the area have limited options.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dave H wrote a review Aug 2019
Napili-Honokowai, Hawaii5 contributions
Jolene was our guide and she was excellent. Very knowledgable about all aspects of Alaskan life. Very personable and great sense of humor. If you want to learn about ecology and wildlife of Alaska-take this tour
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Date of experience: August 2019
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lsjdhill wrote a review Jul 2019
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a wonderful afternoon with Jolene on a Discovery Tour. The short hike to the bluff was beautiful as well as educational, the visit to their forest camp was so interesting and informative, and even the visit to the pipeline was so interesting. I really enjoyed hearing about life in Alaska by someone who has grown up here, especially as I come from Australia, hearing about the rugged winter months was compelling. I learned a lot yesterday. Thanks Jolene.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dan S wrote a review Jul 2019
Eau Claire, Wisconsin55 contributions13 helpful votes
A 4 hour tour, hike and class on native mammals, all in one. Our guide Jolene did an excellent job and was incredibly knowledgeable. Along the way we visited and learned about the Trans Alaska pipeline. A one mile hike highlights native trees and plants with nice views of river and mountains. We enjoyed the hands-on display and description of mammal pelts and skulls ranging from weasels to grizzly bear. Jolene is a full time resident Alaskan and we appreciated her perspective on living there. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Emily F wrote a review Jul 2019
Keller, Texas219 contributions15 helpful votes
Jolene was absolutely amazing and took us on an engaging and educational afternoon where we got to learn a lot about different plants and trees, the pipeline, lakes, etc. The animal pelts at the end were incredible!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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