January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p213
The article presents information on the Chitina River in Alaska. Boaters with good intermediate paddling skills and wilderness survival skills will find the river to be an excellent wilderness trip in the heart of the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve. The Chitina begins at 2,000 feet and flows 112 miles in a profusely braided manner past spectacular mountain scenery, carving its way through a glacial valley with peaks rising over 16,000 feet, before emptying into the Copper River. As the river descends, each tributary adds force and volume. The clearwater tributaries are very tempting as camping spots, but grizzlies also find these spots attractive, particularly when the salmon are running.


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