TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHWEST ALASKA: AMERICAN CREEK

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p151
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on American Creek in Alaska. For the experienced paddler, the creek offers a brief but exciting whitewater float through an exceptionally pristine wilderness. Nestled in a narrow glacial valley among 3,500- to 4,500-foot peaks at the foot of the Aleutian Range lie jeweled alpine lakes that form the headwaters of American Creek. From its source at about 1,600 feet, the river drops 1,500 feet along its course, traversing distinct ecological zones. The headwater lakes are surrounded by alpine tundra. Hiking and scenic vistas arc superb. The river carves two striking canyons where the river constricts and plunges between bedrock and boulders.
ACCESSION #
19117151

 

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