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“30th Anniversary Alaska Trip”

Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in McCarthy
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Owner description: Wrangell Mountain Air is based at McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We offer day trips and 3 scheduled flight daily from Chitina (at the end of the paved road) to McCarthy-Kennicott, flightseeing tours in the best of Wrangell-St. Elias and fly-in backpacking, basecamping and rafting. There are a range of accomodations and activities available at McCarthy-Kennicott so plan on spending a day or two to enjoy the feel of remote Alaskan towns.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Alaska. We stayed a couple of nights in Chitina and had planned on riding our motorcycles to McCarthy. At the last minute we discovered there was no gas in Chitina so we found ourselves looking for other alternatives. We could not get in touch with the shuttle so on the advise of the owner of the B&B we called Wrangell Mountain Air. It was 8:00 am and they had two seats available for the 9:05 flights and seats for the afternoon return. In our haste to get to the airport I missed the turnoff and we were 10 minutes late getting to the airport, but to our surprise the planes were just finishing loading. It was a beautiful clear morning and the flights were so smooth. The pilots were wonderful and went out of their way to accommodate us and to inform us of all the sights to see along the way. The DNR was also flying that morning counting sheep so we were able to communicate with them and spot several sheep that we might not of seen otherwise. Seeing the mountains, rivers an glaciers from the air added another totally different perspective to the trip. We will definitely do this again when we return to Alaska.

Thank as3dgfad6
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

In June I went on 2 flightseeing trips around the glaciers. Both pilots were extremely personable and well informed. Their piloting skills were impressive as we flew in close enough to see Dall sheep climbing about. They are in frequent contact with ground control which contributes to feeling safe. In order to appreciate the stunning beauty of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park it is really necessary to get up into the air.

In September I took their roundtrip flight from Chitina to McCarthy and back. Again, the pilot was professional and informative, pointing out things to look at along the way. Wrangell Mountain Air is top notch.

1  Thank 001GracieJ
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We lucked up with a beautiful day to fly into McCarthy. The flight took us right besides the mountain peaks, and we had wonderful views of the glaciers, rivers, and fall colors. It was a very special experience!

Thank Nhiker
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We chose to Fly to the Kennecott Lodge rather than drive the McCarthy Road. Great decision for many reasons. The September weather further deteriorates an already poor road and we had a rental car. Bill, our pilot, was very experienced and we flew both ways in some rainy weather. We had two very smooth rides and wonderful views of the area. This is by far the best way to get to McCarthy and Kennecott.

1  Thank teachem4
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We flew with Wrangell Mountain Air from Chitina to McCarthy return for a day in McCarthy/Kennicott. We stayed at Wrangell View RV park in Chitina and walked two minutes to the airport.
Our flight in was in a Cessna, and out in a Beaver. Both flights were fantastic. We had a clear day, knowledgable and friendly pilots, and received an excellent experience.
Flying over the glaciers was incredible. We were taken up some valleys for a closer look and saw dall sheep and ruined mine buildings, rock glaciers and very high mountains.
Our day at Kennicott was fantastic, but that's for another review. Thanks Wrangell for getting us there!

1  Thank Michael B
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