January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p95
The article presents information on the Alatna River in the Yukon Territory. The river rises from lakes in the Central Brooks Range and flows more than 180 miles through the Endicott Mountains, the Helpmejack Hills and the Alatna Hills in a southeasterly direction to its confluence with the Koyukuk River at Kanuti Flats. It begins in alpine tundra where the scenery is dominated by mountains. The river was mapped in 1909 by Philip Sith who found a dramatic outcropping of granite mountains with needlelike peaks extending for six or eight miles in a horseshoe around the gushing creek which rose in the glacier.


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