TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHWEST ALASKA: KISARALIK RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the Kisaralik River in Alaska. The river is an exciting whitewater trip for experienced intermediate paddlers. The Kisaralik offers diverse scenic contrasts--blue-green waters and rugged mountains of sandstone and shale and smooth tundra-covered hills and beautiful forests. A deep, clearwater river, the Kisaralik flows swiftly along a rocky streambed spiked with rapids for most of its course, with an overall river gradient of 14 feet per mile. From its headwaters, the river flows through a tundra-covered basin for the first 20 miles. The river then cuts a valley, up to a mile wide, for 40 miles through the Kilbuck Mountains, which rise dramatically 2,000 to 3,000 feet. The hiking and backpacking are excellent around Kisaralik Lake and in the Kilbuck. Mountains.
ACCESSION #
19117160

 

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